The Black Menswear Organization Provides Positive Images of Black Men Depicted in Flashmobs
Due to the recent uprising against racial discrimination and police brutality, many protests are taking place all over the country to put an end to the discrimination of Black people and police killings in America.
Black Menswear, an organization that aims to improve the perception of Black men through formal menswear, has organized its own version of a protest through fashion flashmobs.
The organization planned a Washington D.C. flashmob at the Lincoln Memorial.
"What we try to do is put a lot more positivity around the Black man through our platform," said NeAndre Broussard in an interview with WJLA ABC 7 in D.C.
The founder of Black Menswear, Broussard hopes to use style as a tool to change the perception of Black men in America.
So far the flashmob has covered Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tampa and D.C.
"We gather guys together. They're coming in suits. It lasts for about an hour, which is why we call it a flashmob, but what you get from it is the content that comes from it and the power that it has. That's really what drives it all," Broussard said.
In addition to flashmobs, Black Menswear also interviews Black male celebrities and influencers on social media. The platform has featured singer Avant, actor JB Smooth, actor Robert Ri'chard, former NFL athlete Omar Bolden, comedian Affion Crockett and more.
Broussard said that his organization is planning to have more flashmobs in different cities to keep pushing a positive narrative for Black men and provide networking opportunities for these men to connect and work together to improve Black culture in a variety of ways.
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