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International PIO Day 2019 and Seed of Africa Release

Power in One started on October 15, 2011 and this year will mark our 8th year in business. As the anniversary, October 15 has been dubbed “International PIO (Power in One) Day,” in which we encourage all to celebrate their power in one with us from across the world. Our mission is to empower lifestyles by igniting the fire within each of us through fashion and the idea that as an individual, you  have the…

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Summer Sounds presented by Power In One

If you’re looking for music, fashion, afro-centric empowerment, and over all good vibes this summer, don’t just go to Afropunk, check out all these PIO sponsored/associated events as well. Each of the managing partners of the brand, Ryan, Atuya, and Kerrick, cultivate in separate markets which offers the brand an opportunity to spread the empowering energy of PIO locally and not just through the internet. The PIO sponsored events I mentioned will take place in…

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PIO Celebrates Malcolm X Day 2019 (May 19th)

hol•i•day (noun) a day of festivity or recreation where no work is done. a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person. a time or period of exemption from any requirement, duty, assessment, etc. To me, holidays are about more than just having a day off from work or school, or a reason to be exempt from obligations. I feel…

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BHM

February is the month of many many things including the infamous valentine’s day, 28 days of more time to be cold in wait for spring to begin the following month, at least on the east coast. In America, February is also referred to as black history month. Without understanding America’s education system and race relations, it’s easy to misunderstand the purpose of such a thing; including a misunderstanding of things like all black schools, historically…

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The Nuances of Blackness

nuance (nu·ance) n. A subtle difference in shade of meaning, expression, or sound. Being black in America has never been easy, but how we are seen and represented has certainly evolved. Who we are and how we see ourselves has likely always been a bit nuanced to the way the rest of America chooses to identify us. As a collective of diverse people, we are all human beings, are many things at once; never holding…

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PIO 2018 Recap

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the journey of highs and lows one has faced in order to prepare for the year to come. A new year often symbolizes a reset, to start anew and with that in mind it is important to consider that you don’t necessarily need a date change in order to have a reset, you can choose to evolve when you feel it is best.…

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