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UniTee Design Celebrates Black History Every Day – 365 Days a Year

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    UniTee Design, Inc (UDI), an ethnic empowerment enterprise with offices in Detroit, Atlanta and New York plans to celebrate Black history every day, 365 days a
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2008
      UniTee Design, Inc (UDI), an ethnic empowerment enterprise with
      offices in Detroit, Atlanta and New York plans to celebrate Black
      history every day, 365 days a year, as a way to promote the education
      of Black youth to their rich heritage and the many achievements of
      African-Americans.

      The "Make Black History Every Day – 365" initiative will be featured
      daily on www.uniteedesign.com, where daily motivational quotes,
      photos and stories will be featured honoring Black history to educate
      and inspire children (and adults) every day of the year.

      UDI Founder R. Lee Gordon funds, develops and delivers educational
      programs that motivate children to want to learn and succeed by
      leveraging their common interests in video games, music, sports,
      fashion, etc. Current programs include a self-defense and safety
      awareness workshop for grade school students, a summer camp that
      teaches creative arts and merchandising to inner-city youth, and a
      high school fashion career development program.

      Gordon generates revenue for these and other programs by selling
      designer T-shirts that bear the red, black and green colors of
      African-American culture. Several of the stylish shirts also
      incorporate positive principles that Black culture represents:
      a "pride" in heritage and history; the "power to overcome negative
      circumstances and / or environments; and, a "purpose" he believes
      every child needs to inspire love of self, and to flourish to his or
      her fullest potential. Gordon also encourages youth (and adults) to
      serve one another and their communities as "Purpose Providers,
      advocates who further instill pride of Black culture.

      "We need to uplift our young generation through knowledge of their
      culture and develop opportunities to better their academic and
      professional successes," says Gordon. "Our clothing helps them, and
      all of us, to appreciate and be proud of our culture and history."

      Gordon has designed a new tee-shirt incorporating the "365" theme
      which he plans to promote at live events throughout the country.

      In addition to developing a student outreach program with Eastern
      Michigan University that will forge partnerships between colleges and
      not-for-profit community agencies, UDI is establishing a national
      peer mentor initiative to match college students with high school
      students, and high school students with grade school students, and
      empower Black youth to strive for and achieve higher education goals
      that will result in improved academic and professional outcomes.
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