(Tarika – Artist, Violinist, Activist)
The nostalgia of this piece is inspired by trailblazers like Tarika Lewis who became the one of the first women to join the Black Panther Party. She rose in the ranks, completing political education classes and training in weaponry. She worked as a revolutionary graphic artist contributing over forty images to the Black Panther newspaper under the pen name “Matilaba”. Her drawings showed armed black women panthers rather than men, a shift from the very masculine representation of militant self-defense usually pictured in the newspaper.
All Power to the People!
Continue the legacy of courage with this tweed leather jacket. The details such as the leather waist-belt along with the hidden pockets and zippers, allow for convenient storage all while being fashionable. The leather provides premium warmth when needed and the large stitched chenille patch and tweed accents create a unique, head-turning experience. This jacket is perfect for travel or when you want to stand out at an event, meeting, or movement in your community. Every garment has a voice, grab a piece that speaks to you…
(50% of the proceeds from each piece are donated to HGC Academy, an internship/leadership non-profit program created to guide young leaders committed to social change.)
- Outer/Shell: Genuine Leather, Tweed
- Lining: Cotton/Polyester Blend
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