“the key to black liberation is economic power,” explains 17-year-old founder, ceo and social justice advocate trinity simone (@mstrinitysimone ). “when you support a black-owned business, you support a force that will fuel the dreams and aspirations of those committed to doing the work and advancing our people.”
“black vibe tribe (@blackvibetribe ) prides itself in being a vessel of black expression, an homage to our ancestors and a love letter to the culture and community that has shaped our lives,” says trinity, who launched the brand at 14 years old with a line of statement t-shirts. “my ancestors were able to wield our people to movement with their words. that was the spark that i needed to light the fire within me to create words that empowered us to take action.”
trinity is also the founder of the youth will be all write (@theyouthwillbeallwrite ), a social justice initiative that provides imprisoned youth with a creative outlet for expression with the donation of composition notebooks.
“i have aspirations that my work will fuel a generation to become more aware of the trials and tribulations black people face in this society and motivate them to construct viable solutions to face and fight them. i want my people to know that we descend from greatness and are capable of achieving, surviving and overcoming any and all evil that faces us.
the ongoing racial injustice and outrage my community has been faced with further fuels me to continue the work of healing, protecting, nourishing and uplifting my people through it all.”
photo by @mstrinitysimone