“Famed hip-hop photographer highlights soccer's black culture
“By identifying "unapologetically black" role models such as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, Dolores wants soccer to celebrate fashion, style and hip-hop music. "I felt like it needed to be something that was real and authentic to black people and that just wasn't necessarily going to get done through the current institutions," Dolores told CNN Sport, speaking of why he set up the business.”
By Ben Church and Thomas Collins, CNN
“AS Roma x Black Arrow Release Mel D. Cole Mini Documentary”
The world’s of music and football collide once more as Black Arrow, a lifestyle brand focused on the intersection of soccer and black culture, and Italian side, AS Roma come together to follow famous hip-hop photographer Mel D. Cole on his journey to capture his first-ever European football match.
By Soccer Bible
“Black Arrow Is on a Mission to Unite Black Soccer Fans Worldwide”
The brand grew out of founder Aaron Dolores’ desire to bridge soccer and Black culture. Colorlines took notice and decided to connect with Aaron to learn how it all came about and what’s coming next.
by Sameer Rao, Color Lines
“Black Arrow FC At Intersection of Soccer and Black Culture”
It’s suddenly cool to be a soccer fan. The Undefeated explores how soccer’s increase in popularity is seen across black culture, what makes Atlanta the hotbed for this growth and what it will take for the sport’s popularity to reach the next level.
by Martenzie Johnson, ESPN The Undefeated
“Black Arrow FC Brings Positive Vibe To Black Culture Surrounding Soccer”
Yahoo Sports connected with Black Arrow’s founder, Aaron Dolores, to learn what Black Arrow is all about and how the brand was built
by Alec Lewis, Yahoo Sports
“Hip-Hop And Soccer Collide In World Premiere Of New Mel D Cole Documentary”
When you think of soccer, hip-hop culture doesn’t automatically come to mind — until now. In a new mini-doc, Black Arrow, a lifestyle brand focused on the intersection of soccer and black culture, and AS Roma, legendary Italian football club, follow famous hip-hop photographer Mel D. Cole on his journey to capture his first international soccer match.
By Travel Noire
“Do Yourself A Favor And Watch This MLS Roundtable On Black Soccer In America”
Celebrating Black History Month, Major League Soccer held another roundtable on black soccer in America. Soccer is the world’s game, the most beautifully diverse sport bringing countries and cultures of all kinds together. But in the U.S. soccer remains, for the most part, a sport of the suburbs, a white sport even. This MLS roundtable on black soccer in America shows both how far the country and sport have come and how much further there is to go. And there is a long way to go.
by Travis Yoesting, The 18