Family and friends of slain activist Tyrone Williams raised fists and fashion in honor of his memory May 24 at a special edition of the Ted Talk-inspired Assata Speaks at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Club. The monthly event featured a special fashion show re-launching Williams’ clothing line, Black Rock Coalition.
Models walked the runway in T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with the brand’s logo along with a few new designs, including “This Is America,” “Queen,” “King” and “Royalty” graphics.
Williams’ sister Raeisha, who also served as one of the speakers at the event, closed out the fashion show in a black tee with a gold foil graphic of an Egyptian queen. Event organizers Nekima Levy-Pounds and Marques Armstrong joined Raeisha on the runway with fists raised in memory of Williams.
“This is about uplifting him and building his legacy,” said Raeisha.
Chris Juhn is a contributing photographer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.