Monday, July 25, 2016
Showing no signs of slowing down in 2016, Spitta blesses us with another new project and the 2nd installment of his "Weed & Instrumentals 2" mixtape series. Enjoy!
Michael Jordan has issued a statement in response to recent police killings of African-Americans and the subsequent killing of police offers, saying, "I can no longer stay silent". His statement, published by The Undefeated, expresses hope for future unity between police and African-Americans in the U.S..
"As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.”
"I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”
“Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.”
“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.”
“We are privileged to live in the world’s greatest country – a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities. The problems we face didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities.” - Michael Jordan
Source: The Undefeated
No matter what country you are repping make sure you wear them with comfort and pride. Our new United Nations Collection is available now! Click Here to see it up close.
Source: Odd Sox
The Converse Jack Purcell is taking it back to botany class with the new “Carnivorous Print” pack.
Showing it’s appreciation for Carnivorous plants, the new Converse Jack Purcell is decked out in premium goat leather and features two colorways, Jetstream and Black. The two colorways represent day and night and feature carnivorous plant prints on the sides of the shoe. As cool as the outside is, the inside of the sneakers is where the real fun is. The shoes are lined with leather, Nike Zoom Air technology, and an Ortholite sockliner.
These are available in limited quantities at Converse stores and it’s website now.
The long awaited 'International Summer Vibes' collection is now available for purchase on our website. The collection is inspired by culture and fashion from around the world. Each piece was influenced by our travels around the world and the different slang, color schemes and ideas we came across.
La MJC’s All Gone book series has been the yearly record of streetwear and culture since 2006. As this year mark’s the 10th anniversary of the first All Gone publication, La MJC has been celebrating with Diadora by producing colorways of the N9000 based on the book covers.
The latest entry to the series based on the 2014 edition of the book, which featured the artwork of Michael Manning. La MJC translates the multi-color pastel toned cover by dressing the retro runner in pink suede with white on the edges. The multi-color artwork from the cover is then placed in the inner lining and insole. Finishing the look, La MJC places the silhouette on a gum sole.
With “All Gone” on the heels and “La MJC” on the tongues, the kicks are limited to just 200 pairs with availability exclusive to Paris based Club 75. The kicks are launched on Saturday, the 23rd of July as an in-shop exclusive with any remaining pairs going online at 8PM CEST on Sunday, the 24th of July.