I’m not a big #TBT kind of guy [that's "ThrowBack Thursday" for the older folks], but I felt a little bit of the spirit today. I took a look through my “archives” and stumbled across the secret files of the Cashmere Club. For those of you who don’t know, Cashmere Club 1867 was an [invite-only] gentlemen’s club established at Morehouse College in the Spring of 2011 and reserved exclusively for our campus’ most influential students in the creative industries–fashion, art, music, film, and entrepreneurship.
I must say, we caused quite a stir on campus after we were officially approved by the Campus Activities Board. Unlike the [average] Morehouse fraternities, we didn’t welcome inquiries or have general interest meetings. That didn’t make sense to us. It was a [brotherhood] meant for those who had built a name for themselves and owned their spot in their respective industries, not people interested in popularity or power, which I know most guys on campus at the time were looking (and pledging) for. People viewed us as elitists, but each of the 23 members worked extremely hard at what they did and we felt it was important to fellowship with other like-minded guys who understood that lifestyle. That’s all. Looking back on things, I really miss those times. Now, years later, I’m ready for a new type of Cashmere Club. One built on the same principles, but on a much higher level. Let’s see where things go.
[special salute to the Kreemo boys--B.Wright & Desmond, LeMicah, Broderick, and the other members not seen above. continue on in excellence, gentlemen.]
[the CC1867 executive board]