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“I remember…”

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Black History month….As we all know we need more than just a month to recognize all the trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs our great race of people have accomplished.

We will be inundated with information about where we came from, how we got here, what we did when we got here, what we are doing now and what we plan on doing in the future. We will absorb all this data…It will make us cry, it will inspire us…It will anger us and it will also make us laugh…But at the end of the day, better yet at the end of the month what will you take away….

There were many “memorable” moments throughout black history that changed the tide of social change. Many that impacted the very fiber of our lives.

In 1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos athletes on the U.S. Olympic Team decided to make a “gesture” heard round the world. As they turned to face the flag they both raised a black-gloved fist in response to the injustice in America.

In his autobiography, Silent Gesture, Tommie Smith stated that the gesture was not a “Black Power” salute, but a “human rights salute”. The event is regarded as one of the most overtly political statements in the history of the modern Olympic Games.

What “salute” or “gesture” will you make this month. How will you “remember” the events of the civil rights movements, the speeches the people Malcolm X, MLK, Rosa Parks…

February 1st theGrind Commission Clothing will begin selling the “I remember” tee. A “gesture” we have chosen to do to celebrate ALL the accomplishments of our community by all races that have contributed to Civil Rights.

This is a limited tee to be sold the first 14 days of February. Than a second tee will be released for the remainder of the month.

The tee takes a snapshot of one “gesture” that impacted the world and in artistic urban art form brings it back to life on a tee…to express that we remember that one “silent gesture” that said so much

The link will be available tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.

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