A Lil Positivity? Nike Unveils 2015 Black History Month Sneaker & Apparel Collection Honoring Influential African-American Athletes

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Nike Unveils Black History Month Sneaker Collection

Black History Month is fast approaching and in “honor” of the occasion, sneaker and sports apparel giant NIKE recently unveiled a line dedicated to celebrating influential African-American athletes.

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NIKE, Inc. celebrates Black History Month with a collection of products across basketball, football, running, soccer and skateboarding that honors six athletes and coaches who have positively impacted sport with their courage and determination: Theotis Beasley, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jerry Rice, Brianna Rollins, C. Vivian Stringer and John Thompson.

“Sport is an incredible platform to inspire and encourage positive social change,” said Michael Jackson, Vice President and General Manager of Global Basketball, Nike Brand. “Our 2015 Black History Month Collection honors and celebrates the athletes and leaders who have influenced global culture and have paved the way for our next generation.”

Some seem to have mixed feelings about NIKE is capitalizing on Black History Month for monetary gain, while others say it’s a commendable gesture. What do you think, Bossip fam? Let’s discuss.

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