Co-founder Jon Bradford and I partnered with artists from across California and around the globe to come together on ideation and strategy sessions to develop our clothing brand’s identity and direction. We also engaged in a limited partnership with Bakersfield College to produce exclusive shirts for their tutoring club.

“Creepin’ It Real” by Sara Bergh for Time x Space.

Houston MC TheRealFlexGod, also known more succinctly as “Flex,” has steadily been making a name for himself over the past few years. The young artist is only 22 years old, but already possesses a style, confidence, and charisma that emanates the level of savvy you’d typically expect of veterans within the hip-hop and r&b genres. This craftsmanship is evident when listening to Take It or Leave It. The production quality is crisp, Flex flows seamlessly from one track to another, the blend between the differing vibes is wonderful, and it’s a quick enough listen that it leaves you wanting more.

Let’s Talk About Derrick Rose

TW: Rape/Sexual Assault

Let’s talk about Derrick Rose. More importantly, let’s talk about his alleged victim. A few years ago, Rose and two of his closest friends were accused of raping Rose’s ex-girlfriend in her apartment while she was inebriated and unconscious. She also said she believed that Rose had drugged her at some point throughout the night, although this hasn’t been proven.

For context’s sake, it’s worth noting their prior history. Rose and Jane Doe had been in a non-exclusive consensual relationship for about two years, up until the incident in question on August…

If I had to choose a handful of words to describe Kobe Bryant, I’d probably say that he was “larger than life” and “bigger than basketball.” The past 24 hours have truly been a testament to those apt descriptors. My mother, who has never had an interest in sports, was heartbroken to learn that Kobe and his beautiful daughter Gianna had gone home on the morning of January 26, 2020.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant enjoying a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers last month

She wasn’t alone. The world is mourning and left reeling in the wake of this tragedy. Kobe transcended sports in the sense that he not only connected with his fans…

Sol was never a cold soul, always full of warmth and able to make your soul glow, akin to his, golden and swollen with courage and boldness, he was a lion personified, in full bloom, lotus, potential, showed us, I’m flowing slow to rest a holy onus on Saint Sol, and emphasize how painful it is to exist in this black hole that is existence without Sol, we’re Sol-less, all Sol-less, floating in empty space’s coldness, just 36 Ronin, without a leader to call our own, his age was irrelevant, our reverence inherent, his greatness not inherited, nonetheless our respects’…

Canvas Wear is a clothing company that was begun in April 2012 by Cameron Werner, a graphic artist from Bakersfield, CA. In his own words, he “started Canvas Wear to spread creativity in the community as well as share the love of God through [his] passions and hobbies. Over the last two years, Canvas has been a stamp on not only myself but the overall concept of Canvas has changed peoples view on creativity as a whole.” Werner is unapologetic about his faith, but never overly insistent on sharing his personal beliefs.

Canvas’ official logo.

He explains that his passion for art comes…

Home is where the heart is. At least that’s what they say. The hardest part about writing is that while cathartic, it forces you to be honest. Simple words in rhythmic patterns become real conversations that matter, about love. No poem can properly convey what you mean to say. Stop rhyming to pass the time and hide behind lines that sound quite nice in the sanctuary of the mind. You have to be straightforward. You have to be honest. You have to tell her.

“You feel like home.”

Now, what does that really mean? She’s warm. She’s inviting. She’s familiar…

CAVE Clothing in front of the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, CA

It was a hot summer afternoon and Ricardo, Eric, and Chris were sitting in a garage. Door open, drinks in hand, music on, computers whizzing, ideas exploding in these young minds like tiny Big Bangs forming self-contained universes. From a distance, they look like nothing more than a group of good friends hanging out and having a good time. That’s what I thought, at least. I got closer and a grin found itself upon my face. I was watching the brainstorming process for something truly magnificent, for something more than a simple clothing line.

Ricardo Pelayo and Eric Politron began…

A not-so-in depth look at the NBA’s most polarizing figure.

Lebron James is no stranger to the limelight, nor is he fazed by the critics who have constantly ridiculed his every action, inaction, poorly handled free agency decision, or choice of which deli meat to eat for lunch since his days as a high school phenomenon at St. Vincent-St. Mary in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Lebron is a specimen unlike anything basketball has ever seen before. At 29, the man is already in the conversation for his place among the Michael Jordans and Magic Johnsons and Kobe Bryants of the world. At 29, he has amassed a multitude of…

An account of injustice, resolve, and eventual progress.

Taft, California has a history as a Jim Crow town. In decades past, it was in the best interest of blacks and other minorities to get out of town before dark. As a sign about 38 miles west of the town once allegedly stated, “Don’t let the sun set on your head in Taft, nigger.” On Memorial Day weekend in 1975, 13 black athletes attending Taft College were forced out of town by a violent group of white residents who were looking for trouble.

It was a Sunday afternoon when Joe Rhone, Jerry Cooper, and Dennis King were involved in…

Nick Fequiere

Lover of sports. Doer of things. Media Genius Fellow at Weber Shandwick.

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