Friday, March 30, 2007

WHY I'M HUMBLE

This is why It's so easy to be humble.This is the mission of Peace Denim Co. To better the human condition








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Thursday, March 29, 2007

PEACE DENIM CO. SNEAK PEEK




PEACE ALL,
THE NEW PEACE DENIM CO.(with no sleep) IS ABOUT TO SHIP STATE SIDE/RELAUNCHING IT'S WEBSITE(ft.onlnestore/new press/blogpage/web exclusives/colab page) ALSO WE WILL HAVE WORLDWIDE NEWS PAGES(with/charitable causes page) THIS PAGE IS WHERE YOU CAN READ THE WORLDWIDE NEWS AND HELPM THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DONATE TO THAT PARTICULAR CHARITY.TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD,ONE STEP AT A TIME.FINALLY,HERE IS A SMALL SNEAK PEEK AT THE ONLINESTORE.
PEACE & RESPECT

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

MR.KAREEM BLACK



















The trippy part of my life is I rub shoulders with great & talented people Aerosyn Lex/Osa/Dave Gensler/Jules Kim/Justin Maller/LeMessie/LYNETTE ASTAIRE/Atsuko Tanaka to name a few and it's a bleesing.Include Kareem Black in the same breathe,come and join Kareem at his 1st showing of his work.Peep the flyer below for info.OH THE TRIPPY PART IS I TOOK THIS PICTURE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPHER..get it I TOOK A PICTURE OF A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

PEACE ALL, I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE PROPER DONATION LOCATIONS.
PEACE & RESPECT
QUE


The Yomiuri Shimbun


Sunday's earthquake flattened a timber mill in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture
A powerful earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale hit the Hokuriku region at 9:42 a.m. Sunday, killing one woman, injuring 190 people and setting off small tsunami.

The earthquake caused tremors that registered an upper 6 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7 on Ishikawa Prefecture's Noto Peninsula--the first time an intensity of 6 or higher had been recorded in the prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said. Tremors of an intensity of more than 3 were recorded in wide areas of the Hokuriku, Tokai and Kinki regions.

Police said Kiyomi Miyakoshi, a 52-year-old woman in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, died after a stone lantern toppled on her at her home.

In Ishikawa Prefecture, 58 buildings were destroyed and 99 were severely damaged.

According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 14 people were seriously injured by the earthquake.

The Meteorological Agency reported a 20-centimeter-high tsunami was observed just after 11 a.m. in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture. The agency warned residents in areas near the coast that larger tsunami could hit the area, but the warning was called off at 11:30 a.m. for coastal areas of Noto and Kaga in Ishikawa Prefecture.

According to the agency, the epicenter of the earthquake was 30 kilometers off the coast southwest of Wajima, with the focus about 11 kilometers underground.

"There is a possibility of an earthquake measuring an upper 5 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7 occurring in the coming week or so," said Takeshi Hachimine, the head of the Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami surveillance section, at a press conference.

Aftershocks jolted the region into the afternoon, with 142 tremors that could be felt by humans recorded as of 10 p.m.

The government set up a task force in the Prime Minister's Office at 9:45 a.m. and dispatched Kensei Mizote, state minister for disaster management, to the affected region. The Defense Ministry also set up a team to collect information about the damage.

Upon a request from Ishikawa Gov. Masanori Tanimoto, the Defense Ministry on Sunday dispatched about 280 personnel from the No. 14 Infantry Regiment of the Ground Self-Defense Force stationed in Kanazawa.

In Ishikawa Prefecture, more than 2,200 people were forced to take shelter at makeshift locations including a community center.

Traffic also was disrupted by the earthquake.

According to the Construction and Transport Ministry, Noto Airport in Wajima was closed Sunday because of cracks and bumps found in 14 places on its runway. All Nippon Airways Co. had its two return flights between Haneda and Noto airports canceled Sunday.

Repair work on the runway is underway, and flights are scheduled to return to normal Monday, provided no irregularities are found on the runway.

According to JR East and West Japan Railway Co., services on a section of track between Tsuruga and Naoetsu stations on the Hokuriku Line and several other railway lines were suspended, and some time would be needed before they can reopen.

According to the Ishikawa prefectural government, the supply of tap water was cut to 12,150 households in two cities, including Wajima. The Self-Defense Forces and local governments are using mobile water tanks to deliver water to three affected towns.

An intensity of upper 6 was recorded in Nanao, Wajima and Anamizumachi in Ishikawa Prefecture; lower 6 in Shikamachi, Nakanotomachi and Notocho in the prefecture; and upper 5 in Suzu.

An intensity of lower 5 was recorded in Toyama and Imizu in Toyama Prefecture, and Kariwamura, Niigata Prefecture, and 4 in northern Nagano Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture. An intensity of 3 was recorded in Yamagata, Fukushima, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Kyoto, Shiga, Osaka, Hyogo and Tottori prefectures, according to the agency.

Hokuriku Electric said the operation of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors of its nuclear power plant in Shikamachi were not affected because both reactors had been suspended for inspections.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said all nuclear reactors in its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station in Niigata Prefecture were not affected by the earthquake and continued to operate as normal.

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Quake reached 945 gals


The powerful earthquake recorded a maximum acceleration of 945 gals at 9:42 a.m. in Shikamachi, Ishikawa Prefecture, according to the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention

The figure was higher than the 818 gals recorded by Kobe Marine Observatory in January 1995 when the Great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the Kansai region, an institute official said.

A gal is a unit of acceleration equivalent to one centimeter per second and is used to measure the intensity of vibration. It does not indicate the amplitude of vibration and is not directly linked to damage.

The October 2005 Chuetsu Earthquake in Niigata Prefecture registered a maximum acceleration of 2,515 gals in Kawaguchimachi in the prefecture.

The October 2000 tremor in western Tottori Prefecture recorded a maximum acceleration of 1,135 gals in Hinocho in the prefecture.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

OLD FRIENDS FOR SALE

NOTHING I LOVE MORE IN THIS LIFE THAN TO HAVE A GOOD MEAL WITH A GOOD FRIEND.MY HOMEGIRL MINA FLEW IN FROM CHICAGO.SO ON A PERFECT DAY I CAUGHT UP WITH MY GIRL WE TALKED ABOUT THE CHICAGO SCENE AND MOVING TO L.A. AND WHY NEW YORK AINT NEW YORK NO MORE.BRING BACK OLD YORK..FOR REAL.
MINA..TAKE 2 OF THESE AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING



ALL PICTURES WERE TAKEN BEFORE A NIGHT ON THE TOWN......SHHHHHHHHH



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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

RENNOVATIONS

FAMILIA,
PARDON BEING SLOW ON THE POSTS,MY OFFICE IS BEING RENOVATED TO MAKE MORE ROOM.IT'LL BE DONE BY THE END OF THE WEEK SO WE CAN BUMRUSH SPRING /SUMMER.
PEACE & RESPECT
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Thursday, March 15, 2007

MY PROJECTS.

I just got the news that the most notorious,vile,disgusting public housing projects in USA history is to be demolished.I just happen to grow up there.Living there was nothing short of hell.But I of course had to learn to survive everyday(especially in the summer of crack 1984)I watched family members murdered there,people getting shot,killed,stabbed and most devastating of all watching both my mother become an addict.I've learned to be a humble man and appreciate everyday as a blessing and live each day like it's my last.I see so many clothing lines called"Streetwear"and it's almost comedic because i never seen any of the dudes in the streets.THE ONE THING I GOT GROWING UP WAS MY WORK ETHIC & HUMILITY.



314 families currently reside in the Alexander Hamilton Housing Development.

PATERSON -- The Alexander Hamilton Housing Development, the city’s largest remaining high-rise public housing complex, has been approved for demolition.

In its place, the Paterson Housing Authority will build 201 townhouses, including 32 homeownership opportunities, as part of a nationwide push to scrap high-rise complexes in favor of low-density housing developments.

“It's about time, let's get going,” said Paterson Housing Authority Director Irma Gorham Monday in a telephone interview.

Gorham said the authority will apply for federal rental assistance vouchers under HUD's Section 8 program that will subsidize rents for the 314 families currently at AHP, who will have to find housing in Paterson’s tight housing market during the demolition and redevelopment. Those new vouchers would be designated solely for those Alexander Hamilton residents and not the 150 families already on the Section 8 waiting list, according to Gorham.

Though government officials heralded the news Monday, others cautioned that the housing authority still needs to provide plans on how it will transfer Alexander Hamilton residents, pay for the new project and establish a policy of which residents gets priority for the new, smaller development — a process that could take years to complete.Others –cautioned that relocation could prove traumatic to residents who have lived in Alexander Hamilton for years, sometimes generations. Citing what they called the authority’s botched transfer of 381 families leading to the 2000 demolition of the Christopher Columbus development off Temple Street, some city officials said they hope housing officials learned from those mistakes.

“(W)e know what happened the last time around,” said 3rd Ward Councilman William McKoy, who represents the Alexander Hamilton residents. “I’m looking to see what the board and housing authority include in their plans. Are there steps to remedy that situation? That’s my expectation, but I have not seen the plan, so I’ll reserve judgment.”

Some of those problems included failed promises of employment training money and programs; residents who moved into substandard housing in the private market; and others who were moved out last, who lived through vandalism and looting of empty
units. MICHAEL KARAS / HERALD NEWS











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POETS & THIEVES

PEACE ALL,
MY BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER PK(POETS & THIEVES) HAS JUST DROPPED HIS S/S07 SEASON ALONG WITH A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS.TAKE A LOOK AT THE LINE AND PEP THE MOVIE BELOW.WE WILL BE CARRYING THE POETS & THIEVES LINE ON THE ONLINESTORE THAT WILL LAUNCH SHORTLY.THIS STUFF IS REALLY DOPE SO DO CHECK IT OUT







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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOILDERS!!!!!


"A SEVEN NATION ARMY COULD'NT HOLD ME BACK!"
THE SOILDERS ARE LINING UP THE DELIVERY DATES ARE SET AND PEACE DENIM CO. IS ABOUT TO DEBUT IT'S NEW SEASON.AGAIN OUR PURPOSE IS TO SHINE LIGHT INTO "TRIPLE STAGE DARKNESS" AND CHANGE THE WORLD. yes,these are rubber ducks with protest signs!

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Heartbroken city mourns the loss of 9 children, mother at emotional rites


Peace All,
Unless you've been asleep this past week you have heard about the tragic fire in the Bronx that took the life of 10 people.Now,you know how we do here at Peace Denim Co. So I ask all of you get out your checkbooks and help out the families in thier time of need..NOW.I'm writing a company check myself this Friday,so I ask all of you to read below in case you didn't know.

How You Can Help

The Daily News is contributing $5,000 to start
a fund to help the victims of the Bronx fire.
If you want to help, send donations to:
Mali Family Fund
P.O. Box 3305
New York, NY 10116
The News will forward your contributions to the families.
tel-ghobashy@nydailynews.com

The African Service Center, located at 429 West 127th St., 2d Flr) is a community organization which assists African immigrants in New York City.
The center says people wanting to help the families affected by this fire can call:
African Service Committee
Phone: 212-222-3882

"Bronx Fire Relief Fund."
Magassa and Soumarie Family Fund
c/o Islamic Cultural Center
371 E 166th St.
Bronx, NY 10456
718-293-5323
Fax 718-992-8537

Donations For Fire Victims
Higher Counsel of Malians, USA
38 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Adopt-A-Friend Inc.
2008 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462


The eight hearses pulled up slowly, carrying a weight far more significant than the 10 plain coffins inside.
One by one, the coffins were lifted into the Islamic Cultural Center, disappearing from view of the thousands who gathered on E.166th St. in the Bronx to pay their respects.
As the last of the victims was hoisted from the hearses, cries of "Allah akbar," or "God is great," filled the air, quickly followed by plaintive sobs.
"Let us pray this never happens again," Mayor Bloomberg said as women wailed in grief and grown men broke down and cried.
New York City had been bracing for the wrenching farewell since last Wednesday, when a fire - sparked by a space heater - devoured a Bronx rowhouse near Yankee Stadium and decimated two immigrant families from the struggling West African nation of Mali.
Five children of Moussa Magassa, ranging in age from 1 through 11, were killed by the fire. Mamadou Soumare lost his wife, Mariam, and four of their children.
The youngest victims - 6-month-old boy and girl twins Sise and Harouma Soumare - were in coffins made of particle board, the physical burden so light that they could be carried by just two men.
So many people came for the funeral that mosque workers at the Islamic Cultural Center rolled out blue tarps and set up loudspeakers across two city blocks so African Muslims and hundreds more non-Muslims could pray. They sang "Amazing Grace" and lit candles for the dead.
"We just wanted to let them know the community stands with them and we feel their pain," said Carmen Saez, a neighbor of the Magassa and Soumare families.
Inside the sanctuary, the heartbroken fathers accepted condolences from Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and other elected officials as well as Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
"Their eyes were all moist," said family friend Ben Fofana, 57, of the Bronx. "You could hardly look at them."
Before the formal funeral service began, speakers as disparate as Bloomberg and a young playmate of the dead children addressed the mourners.
Amal Ahmed, 11, urged everyone to trust in God. "Allah takes care of every situation in his infinite wisdom," she said.
Then Imam Mustapha Senghor of the African Council of Islamic Elders took his turn, acknowledging the presence of Christian and Jewish religious leaders.
"There's a commonality in the human race among all faiths, and that is we will all go back to our Creator," he said. "This alone makes us all brothers and sisters."
Senghor also appealed to the elected officials on behalf of Soumare for help so that he could be reunited with his three surviving children, who are 4, 6 and 7, and now live in Mali.
"I wish to have my children with me," Soumare told a Daily News reporter.
The family already has received nearly $200,000 in donations from generous New Yorkers, and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner picked up the tab for the funeral. A Long Island contractor has offered to rebuild the fire-damaged house on Woodycrest Ave. free. And Air France has offered to help Soumare fly his dead wife and children to Mali for burial.
But because Soumare's immigration status is unclear, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-South Bronx) said he has petitioned "for a humanitarian visa so he will be allowed to return."
"I bet if you ask anybody in New York whether this man should be allowed to take the bodies to Mali and come back, the answer would be a resounding yes," Serrano said.
After the brief funeral service, the hearses bearing Soumare's wife and children left for a Harlem funeral home while the other hearses headed west across the Hudson River for a Muslim cemetery in New Jersey. Soumare and Magassa and hundreds of mourners followed in two buses.
Five freshly dug graves awaited them when they arrived. A few minutes later the hearses drove up and the men hoisted the coffins in the air and carried them to the graves.
Standing amid his friends, a visibly distraught Magassa said a few words of farewell that were carried off by a gentle breeze that spoke of spring.
"May Allah forgive them, may Allah grant them paradise," said the imam who had accompanied the funeral party.
Then, as the women stood in the back by a stand of pine trees, the coffins were lowered into the ground. Using shovels and their bare hands, the men pushed the earth into the graves of Magassa's children.
Magassa watched as the simple granite slabs bearing the names of the dead in English and Arabic were laid over the graves.
As the sun began to set, he turned to his friend Soumare, and the two dads walked slowly to the buses for the ride back to New York.
Please Help

Peace & Respect
Que


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Friday, March 09, 2007

MY PROJECTS

I just got the news that the most notorious,vile,disgusting public housing projects in USA history.I just happen to grow up there.Living there was nothing short of hell.But I of course had to learn to survive everyday(especially in the summer of crack 1984)I watched family members murdered there,people getting shot,killed,stabbed and most devastating of all watching both my mother become an addict.I've learned to be a humble man and appreciate everyday as a blessing and live each day like it's my last.I see so many clothing lines called"Streetwear"and it's almost comedic because i never seen any of the dudes in the streets.THE ONE THING I GOT GROWING UP WAS MY WORK ETHIC & HUMILITY.



314 families currently reside in the Alexander Hamilton Housing Development.

PATERSON -- The Alexander Hamilton Housing Development, the city’s largest remaining high-rise public housing complex, has been approved for demolition.

In its place, the Paterson Housing Authority will build 201 townhouses, including 32 homeownership opportunities, as part of a nationwide push to scrap high-rise complexes in favor of low-density housing developments.

“It's about time, let's get going,” said Paterson Housing Authority Director Irma Gorham Monday in a telephone interview.

Gorham said the authority will apply for federal rental assistance vouchers under HUD's Section 8 program that will subsidize rents for the 314 families currently at AHP, who will have to find housing in Paterson’s tight housing market during the demolition and redevelopment. Those new vouchers would be designated solely for those Alexander Hamilton residents and not the 150 families already on the Section 8 waiting list, according to Gorham.

Though government officials heralded the news Monday, others cautioned that the housing authority still needs to provide plans on how it will transfer Alexander Hamilton residents, pay for the new project and establish a policy of which residents gets priority for the new, smaller development — a process that could take years to complete.Others –cautioned that relocation could prove traumatic to residents who have lived in Alexander Hamilton for years, sometimes generations. Citing what they called the authority’s botched transfer of 381 families leading to the 2000 demolition of the Christopher Columbus development off Temple Street, some city officials said they hope housing officials learned from those mistakes.

“(W)e know what happened the last time around,” said 3rd Ward Councilman William McKoy, who represents the Alexander Hamilton residents. “I’m looking to see what the board and housing authority include in their plans. Are there steps to remedy that situation? That’s my expectation, but I have not seen the plan, so I’ll reserve judgment.”

Some of those problems included failed promises of employment training money and programs; residents who moved into substandard housing in the private market; and others who were moved out last, who lived through vandalism and looting of empty
units. MICHAEL KARAS / HERALD NEWS

















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Monday, March 05, 2007

TRUE STORY

I'M IN THE HOSPITAL VISITING MY GRANDMOTHER THE OTHER DAY AND I SWEAR TO YOU.......I THOUGHT I WAS IN HEAVEN BRIEFLY.NO DIG THIS IS LOOK DON THE HALL TO SEE IF I HAD DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN BUT NO.I LOOKED AND I SAW THIS.....................................

A HARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BELIEVED ME BUT THIS IS THE PROOF

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MY INNER GEEK / COMIC CON NYC

ME & THE BRO REDISCOVERED OUR "INNER GEEK" AT COMIC-CON NYC,THERE WAS SOME REALLY DOPE STYLES HERE PEEP
























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KNEEDLE & THREAD LUXURY GOODS

KNEEDLE & THREAD LUXURY GOODS

Peace & Respect to The Kneedle & Thread Family.We rocked out at the Private Suite in Las Vegas a minute ago.They have raw denims in multi-patterned Croc skin pockets,Silk Brockae patterned track jackets,etc.Cop those goodies ya'll.

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