Posts tagged with "Guardian Angels"

BEBERET BY AOHSOA

AOHSOA  (AH.OH.SA) offers a twist to a classic 19th century French style beret. The overnight capsule release commemorates the birth of the iconic cap’s debut in 2017. Armon Hayes, designer & craftsman, takes hold of this unisex fashion statement through streetwear culture. Entering a new year symbolizing a rebirth to the BEBERET collection, the forecasting of the budding lifestyle brand reflects how the beret began its fashion journey. Adopted during WWI and worn by low-ranking military, the beret has since unexpectedly evolved in its use given those who combatted urban crime in the 1990’s, volunteers known as Guardian Angels. Outfitted by adults and kids alike now more than ever, the personalized expression of each design produced by AOHSOA embodies the intended concept of character and strength. A nod to Black religious nationalism, there are biblical references to a crown representing a halo and the Biblical covenant of God. The multifaceted and misunderstood a beret can be worn about 9 different ways and represent whatever the wearer so chooses. Hence the name BE BERET.  

Each style and design, from materials through the end-product, are curated and handpicked from conception. Custom styles are encouraged given each individual consumer’s uniqueness and market availability. Nonetheless, the flexibility surrounding the composition complements the variations in its details. Hand painted, embossed branding ’86 represents the founder’s birth. The potential use of patch trimmings includes animalistic appliqués, provocative sayings, and other embellishments of your choice. Coatings and treatments to the fabrication add protection for those who live in rainy or damp conditions. ‘Starry Night,’ a best seller in the collection, features a reflective treatment. Echoing the original painting, an illusion reminiscent of city nights will surely have admirers stargazing. Production began and continues in New York City at the birthplace of HIP HOP where the beret is widely recognized and sought after. Armon’s Be Beret collection has been acquired by the likes of artist, fashionistas, trendsetters, and represented in the space of popular culture + design. As of late, Armon’s designs were embraced by Mariah Lynn for her freestyle video. Reintroducing and embracing the beret trend includes spots like editorial shoots for independent recording artist LaJune, on the heads of clients and influential people like Vaughn Lowery to name a few. A movement swiftly summarized, AOHSOA online’s streetwear presence redefines ‘What you wear makes you feel.”

NYC “Guardian Angels” Help Homeless

Guardian Angels Wash, Feed Homeless on NYC Subways Amid COVID-19

‘Nearly 1 in every 125 New Yorkers is homeless’

In the vast NYC Subway system, there are 472 stations and 23 different subway lines. Even during normal times, the homeless and the many Emotionally Disturbed Persons choose the subways and trains to ride back and forth on to stay warm and dry, says  Curtis Sliwa, founder of the  Guardian Angels, a non-profit organization that has been helping people worldwide since 1979.

Now that we are under the Corona Virus Spread, NYC being the worst area, the presence of the homeless and EDP’s, is more pronounced. They are in desperate need of help but no Government agencies are doing interventions. They have locked their offices and sheltered in. The NYC Guardian Angels have filled the void.

The Guardian Angels walk up and down the trains first doing Wellness Checks. Then they approach the homeless who live on the train and have them wash their hands with alcohol wipes. The Angels give them a care package with water, food and wipes. They also use disinfectant and wipe down the areas that the homeless are either sitting in or laying down on. No one else is doing this.

“Nobody is tending to the homeless and emotionally disturbed, a population where Coronavirus could spread like wildfire,” Guardian Angel founder  Curtis Sliwa recently told The Post.

Unlike our politicians who spend every day blaming one another for this Corona Virus Flu spreading, the Guardian Angels, are showing how people should not wait around for our leaders to figure out that they must work together on these problems.

The Guardian Angels say “FEAR NOT.” Take proactive measures. Mother Teresa and her nuns didn’t wait for governments to deal with the Lepers in the Leper colonies. They took proactive measures and helped those who had Leprosy. By the way, they didn’t wear masks or gloves. We are safe and we will continue to come to the aid of those who have been forgotten and ignored. The Homeless and the many EDP’s.

According to the non-profit The Bowery Mission, nearly one in every 125 New Yorkers is homeless,  reports Emily Drooby of NetTV

About the Guardian Angels
In 1979, New York City was the crime capital of the United States. Along with many NYC natives, Curtis Sliwa grew tired of the subway threats, street fights and fearful nights. These dangers and lack of control were the impetus for Sliwa’s groundbreaking idea: The Guardian Angels. Conceived as a grassroots opportunity for individuals to rally with one another, The Guardian Angels quickly became an international phenomenon. Known by their signature red berets, the Angels’ persona stood for justice and the empowerment of individuals.

Today, The Guardian Angels have expanded into 14 countries and over 140 cities. The volunteer organization continues to flourish as individuals assume local responsibility for their communities. It is a constant example of the power of “Us and We, not I and Me.”

Website: http://guardianangels.org