Ask Carl & TJ: The Know Your Rights Edition

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Ask Carl & TJ: The Know Your Rights Edition Writer: Mark Edwards; Editor: Kadeem Pilgrim Local elections are taking place all over the country this November, and in just one year, a presidential election that will decide the direction of the country. So, if the collective decisions of the U.S. population are so important, we must feel our input matters greatly, right? Well, that’s not the case for everybody.   In 2016, the black vote saw its most dramatic decline in 20 years after a record high in 2012. 19 to 30-year old’s have the lowest voter turnout among all other...
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Ask Carl and TJ: The CAAM Exhibition

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Written by: Mark Edwards Cross Colors, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, collaborated with the California African American Museum to curate a new retrospective exhibition. Find out what you can expect from the exhibition straight from the founders in this interview. What can we expect from Cross Colours collaboration with CAAM for this exhibition? TJ: “They are covering the historical perspective of the Cross Colours Brand. This exhibition will reflect back on the 90s, and everyone who is attending is encouraged to wear Cross Colours gear. The actual direction they are taking for the show is phenomenal. They are taking...
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Ask TJ and Carl (Founders of Cross Colours)

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Writer: Mark Edwards   The culture has had a powerful influence on fashion and streetwear for a long time. This influence can be traced back to the early 20th century. But, while fashion from a black culture has often been adopted into many subsets and cultures, black designers haven’t always had the voice they deserve.  Carl Jones and TJ Walker are passionate about giving black designers that voice. They have dedicated themselves to mentoring young up-and-coming designers and those interested in breaking into the fashion industry.  Carl and TJ schedule calls with and gives insight into the fashion and streetwear...
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