Good morning. Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the nonviolent champion of the Civil Rights Movement. At the end of last week, ahead of today’s holiday, President Obama designated three new national monuments with historical ties to the Civil Rights Movement: Birmingham, Alabama will be home to the Civil Rights National Historical Park, while the Freedom Riders National Monument will include a Greyhound bus station in Anniston, Alabama; Reconstruction Era National Monument is the final new monument, located in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
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Apolis Customizable Standard Issue Organic T-Shirt
Run a Google search for “custom tee shirts” and you’ll get no fewer than 53 million results. Many of those offer the same low-grade cotton over and over, which is well and good for getting shirts on a budget; but if you want to make a real statement, check out Apolis’ Standard Issue Organic Crew. Each tee is sewn in Peru using organic cotton, and the entire garment-making process is held to high social and environmental standards. Apolis offers generous quantity discounts — so the more shirts you order, the cheaper they will be.
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Just after announcing that it will be the sole engine supplier for Moto2 in 2019 — and tallying an all-time sales record in 2016 — Triumph has just pulled the wraps off of an all-new Street Triple. And damn is it hot. Powered by an all-new 765cc, three-cylinder engine, the Street Triple family will be available in three flavors, though the 121 horsepower RS model is the pick of the litter. A bevy of electronic refinements grants customization to the rider via various modes, an integrated quick-shifter and a beautiful 5-inch TFT display. With more power in an even lighter package, Hinckley has again raised the bar for middleweight naked bikes everywhere. — Matt Neundorf, Contributor
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APL Boomer Basketball Shoe
The latest invention to come out of Athletic Propulsion Labs is the sleek and modern Boomer. The high-top basketball shoe features APL’s patented Load ‘N Launch technology, which is designed to increase vertical leap. A molded heel, TPU support cage and integrated toecap support and protect the foot when you fall back to Earth after a jump shot. There’s also a full-length inner bootie for a fully wrapped fit around the foot. The Boomer won’t improve your crossover, but they’re sure to draw attention to your feet.
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