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DAN-GER-OUS NE-GRO(n.)1.an individual of African descent whose educational background and assertive disposition pose an imminent THREAT to the current state of affairs in a racist, patriarchal society.2. identified by an acute sense of SOCIAL AWARENESS, non-complacency and a trenchant and relentless commitment to the BLACK community. 3. classified as the “Talented Tenth” and charge with uplifting the “masses” of the Negro race. 4.ANTI-APATHETIC.5. committed to the social, political, and economic EMPOWERMENT of the Black community.

No, this is not a new entry into Webster’s Dictionary, but rather a message on a shirt designed by up and coming apparel company dangerousNegro (dN). Black Empowerment Apparel Company, better known as dangerousNegro, seeks to promote and facilitate positive messages like this to ignite change in the black community. “Clothing has always been a means through which people make statements,” says CFO and Co-Founder Tre Millyanz. “This is especially true amongst young people like ourselves. Unfortunately when you look around at apparel that is marketed to our age group these days, you see an absence of anything with a positive message.” It was this absence that inspired Millyanz and six of his former college schoolmates at Vanderbilt University to start dN in December of 2005 and birth a movement in cotton.

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In the words of the late R&B singer Ben E. King, “There is a rose in Spanish Harlem.” Located on E. 105th and 3rd Ave. is the sneaker store Goliath, which also carries clothing. Opened since September 2004, this store lies in the heart of a predominately Spanish neighborhood. If you walk down the street on a warm day, you will probably hear the live, impromptu sounds of salsa played by the locals. It’s an unusual location for a sneaker boutique, but it definitely works. This store has all the properties of a downtown sneaker store, but you can avoid the crowds, steep parking fees, and sometimes pretentious attitudes that you often find.

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