Shikiri Interviews Phesto of Souls of Mischief

Growing up in Berkeley, California in the 90s, my top music memories include Slick Rick preparing me for, ‘Teenage Love,” Q-Tip perfectly describing me in, “Vivrant Thing,” and rapping along to every word of JJ Fad’s, “Supersonic.” My hip-hop, then and now, articulates strength, power and self-love. Locally, the Hieroglyphics crew, made quite an impression…

China Royal Featured on The Root!

We’re so excited that China Royal is featured on The Root’s, “50 Gift Ideas From 50 Black-Owned Businesses!” From The Root: Swahili the term for cooperative economics—to build and maintain black institutions—is “Ujamaa.”

China Royal in the Year of the Horse

The year 2014 is the Year of the Horse (Stallion) on the Chinese calendar, and it is said to embody a sense of romance and fascination for all. It will offer an array of opportunities and personal success, according to Daily Horoscopes. As the horse is symbolic of travel, speed, success, leadership, passion, romance and…

China Royal Shares Their Favorite Holiday Memories

A favorite holiday memory was in 2011, the last Christmas that fell on a Sunday. We had the entire crew (Maia 18, Keyshawn Jr. 15, Maya 10, Monique 3) and were able to celebrate Christ and the holiday at church. It was a great day, looking forward to this year. Merry Christmas from the Hightower-Gaskins!…

China Royal Celebrates The Holidays With A Pop Up Store and Fashion Show

The holidays rushed in like a wild fire and China Royal is ready. Shikiri Hightower-Gaskin and the China Royal team are celebrating with a holiday pop up store, fashion show, and celebration. Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in downtown Oakland will be the destination du jour to find gifts for the family starting at noon on Saturday,…

China Royal Celebrates Weekend of Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday! This year Thanksgiving was amazing. I had the blessing of the entire family! Above is a peek of the Hightower-Gaskin Christmas photo. Fun family times! Thanks Maurice (our skilled and patient photographer)! In 2013 I am thankful for the Berith family. I’m thankful for the growth of China Royal….

Daphne Wayans Shares Her Love For China Royal

A mom above all else, Daphne Wayans is a worldly woman who performs even the mundane on a fabulous level. As the ex-wife of Hollywood heavyweight Keenen Ivory Wayans, with whom she has five kids, Daphne has become a parenting and relationship expert who blogs regularly on the subject on The Huffington Post. She has…

China Royal Gets Kickstarter Love From All

China Royal continues to get and give love via Kickstarter. Whether supporters are in the food industry, the art world, or have worked in fashion for years, China Royal is a stylish fit for them. We get to know more of the brand’s Kickstarter backers and all around supporters.

China Royal Gets To Know Its Kickstarter Backers

Kickstarter, the crowd sourcing platform from which great documentaries, adored movies, and comic books galore have been created, has proven to be a crucial piece of the plan for many emerging entrepreneurs. But it can also be a very anonymous place. Start a Kickstarter campaign, launch the Kickstarter campaign, get the money, fulfill the rewards—thank…