Check It Enterprises held a grand opening in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday, June 20. Speakers at the event included Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.).
Check It is comprised primarily of LGBT youth of color — young men and women who were formerly members of what was known as the Check It street gang. They transformed the gang into a business enterprise that specializes in merchandizing fashion clothing with the help of D.C. youth advocate Ron Moten.