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Positive fashion message for urban inner city kids...have you seen these yet?

In case my URL link won't work, that's a "Never Sold Dope" Hoodie. They sell the t-shirts, too.

I was watching Ghost Brothers on tv a couple of days ago, and one of the ghost brothers was wearing this T Shirt. I looked it up, and I was pretty impressed! Here's a direct quote from the creator of the shirts and hoodies:

"I’ve noticed over the last few years that Urban American culture has been growing more and more out of balance and only the most negative aspects of it are being celebrated and promoted in the mainstream to the youth. With that in mind, I know that there many people just like me that are products of the hood (grew up in Harlem) made it out, went to college and became successful without resorting to ever selling drugs. I honestly think that our babies need to see this message being promoted by people they consider cool and successful so that they don’t always have to rely on looking at dope boys “Only” as their ideal of success. I’d like to add, the message of “Never Sold Dope” is in no way is a judgement on anyone that has or does sell drugs because each persons circumstances and motivations are different but these Kids need and deserve more positive images from the adults and entertainers they look up to."

Congrats go out to The Maven, for thinking about the kids in America who need someone to look up to.

Can we please do MORE of this kind of thing?
5 replies
Aug 18, 2019
Edited: 10 mths ago
Heartlander · 70-79, M Best Comment
Great message. A little coverage by the "bad news" media would help.

All the news we get about "that" part of town is about the murders, the robberies, the drugs, the homeless, the bad stuff.

My own observation is that good things happen in "that" part of town also. There is also love, and happiness, and success. With a little acknowledgment of the good stuff happening there, maybe the people doing the bad stuff will get a glimmer of hope and be inspired to join in.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Why focus on one race? It would be good for others too.
4meAndyou · F
[@16806,cherokeepatti] So true! I fixed that.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@387713,4meandyou] OK
4meAndyou · F
[@16806,cherokeepatti] And you know which sports figure came to mind who is NOT giving out a positive message? I'll let you guess.

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