We’re Moving to Nola!

Yes, you read correctly, we as a family and China Royal as a company is moving to New Orleans! See our Instagram post below: About two years ago God showed me, to create the China Royal He intended, I must get an MBA. I didn’t know where or how, but I listened. I prepared for…

To Celebrate 39, Shikiri Does #39DaysofFitness

In celebration of my 39th birthday I decided to prove what Aaliyah once beautifully sang: “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.” Here are some highlights: Focusing on my #purpose. #Thankyou #Lord! #39daysoffitness #day3 #power #yoga with #weights #letsmove A photo posted by chinaroyal (@chinaroyal) on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:53pm PDT #Sunday #sore #muscle #soaking! #39daysoffitness…

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…

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Friday night’s Fall 2015 #OWNIT Collection Fashion Show was AMAZING! Thank you all who came out, who helped make it happen and thank you to ALL China Royal supporters! Here’s some video from the catwalk:   Mayor Jean Quan came out! Here are more photos:  

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….