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This Rip City logo uses colors from the Pan-African flag, which often represents freedom for Black Americans. Each color in the flag and within the logo has meaning. The red represents the blood that unites all. The black reflects the melanin skin and the strength of the community. The green symbolizes the desire to belong to the African continent, budding with promise and development.
To those displaced from Africa, Kente cloth represents a celebration of ancestral roots and overcoming hardship. The colors, patterns, and shapes woven together represent stories of identity and family. African-American students wear Kente stoles at graduation ceremonies as a sign of successful matriculation through higher education. The kente cloth patterned Rip City logo pays homage to the sacrifices of ancestors and asserts hope and confidence in the future.