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Celebrating froSkate x Nike's Dunks Sunday! 🛹

Published almost 2 years ago • 1 min read

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Chicago‘s first BIPOC Femme + TQGNCNB skateboarding collective froSkate is releasing its first shoe collaboration with Nike SB, "All Love" Dunks, AND WE CELEBRATING! Congratulations to founder Karlie and the whole team! Sounds by DJ Diaspora from 2pm to 4pm. See you there!


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Party Noire's Black Pride party was a moment! Ya girl tapped into her House bag with a lil Bounce music. Press play for a high-powered vibe.


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