Nas is celebrating Black History Month with a new collection from his clothing brand HSTRY. The collection features dashikis, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats with powerful messages.
“I used to low-key cringe when Black History Month came around. It felt like a slap in face with all the hell we catch daily,” Nas told the Huffington Post. “Like a small reward for a dog’s good behavior, then back to the kennel. But I’ll take it. I’ll take what I can get and that’s all I need to go to new heights.”
The special collection will also feature pro-black versions of classic cartoon characters Bart Simpson, Charlie Brown, and the Pink Panther. A portion of proceeds for the line will go to National Black Child Development Institute, which provides various resources to black children through “publications, advocacy, and training related to early childhood care and education; health and wellness; literacy and family engagement,” according to the organization’s website.
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