LeBron Collaborates with Black Female Designers in Update of Nike’s First Women’s Basketball Sneaker


Three notable black female designers joining James and Nike to create their own shoe. The HFR x Nike Lebron 16 sneaker was released May 10 and sold out within 24 hours. NBA All Star, LeBron James teamed up with designers Fe Noel, Undra Celeste, and Kimberly Goldson to remix the HFR x Nike LeBron 16 sneaker that was highly popular when it debuted the first time. So it’s only natural that part 2 of the sneaker would be highly anticipated. And now that time has finally come for sneaker heads and those alike.

This latest design is executed in an eye catching yellow Battle knit 2.0 upper that draws inspiration from each of the designers colorful backgrounds. The bright new color way is intended to reflect “boldness, courage, and vibrancy,” according to Harlem’s Fashion Row CEO and founder Brandice Daniel.

As Kimberly Goldson told The Glow Up last year, the collaborative effort was inspired by James’ mom, making the pre-Mother’s Day timing of the second edition especially appropriate. “We each had something that connected the four of us based on what LeBron saw from his mom, and the sacrifices she made for him,” Goldson told Nike. “My mom did it. LeBron’s mom did the same for him. The connectivity was there between all of us.”

All three designers have  recently joined Daniel and the Nike Los Angeles team to unveil the shoe to ten college students aspiring to the fashion industry. During a mentoring session, the students tried their own hands at reimagining the HFR x LeBron 16. LeBron is always looking out for the culture.

Lebron is an angel in disguise for Octavia in the new Netflix show Madam C.J. Walker


The NBA Most Valuable Player Award winner  is making hedgeway again for a sista. And we aint mad at ya, Lebron James! For a long time, traveling down in Hollywood history, there’s always been a perfunctory energy for the female counterpart. When it comes to being fairly compensated, Octavia Spencer says LeBron James ‘had to intervene’ with her pay on the upcoming Netflix show, Madam C.J. Walker.

It was only 6 months ago (July 2018) when LeBron opened up the Promise School  in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for at-risk youth.

Yet again, today, he strikes a heroic chord by bridging the gap for Ms. Octavia Spencer. The Golden Globe Award winner (The Help) glided into a landslide deal, along with her business partner, LeBron James. The deal was sealed with Warner Bros. TV and Netflix (Source, Variety). Both he and Spencer are executive producers of the 8-part episode project, based on the book “On Our Own Ground”, by A’Lelia Bundles, (Walker’s great-great granddaughter).

(above) picture taken on Saturday at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
photo credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP.

Spencer makes it clear that women are on the agenda when she stated on the panel Saturday, “My goal is to make sure that all women of color get equal pay, and all women get equal pay’, and that ‘the only way to do it is to have these conversations, to talk numbers with your co-stars’. Well apparently, more and more Hollywood counterparts are listening to those numbers.  Earlier this month, Spencer was seen taking photos with her friend Jessica Chastain, who she has previously accredited major homage for assisting her in earning equal pay as well.  When the conversations first took place between the two, Jessica was floored to hear the statistical data for black women being outnumbered in underpay.

Chastain stood up for Spencer on a previoius project they had worked on.

Spencer stated ” We need all our male counterparts to be in the fight with us”.James, being in his first year of a four-year $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers is also, now swimming in the waters of the entertainment industry with this newly anticipated Netflix project. And so far he’s looking like a pro! Major kudos to you King!!

“We only use our powers for good”

-Hidden Agenda