This February marks 40 years since the creation of Black History Month, a time of the year to reflect upon the milestones and achievements of the African people and their decedents. The purpose of BHM is two-fold: it is a time to not only remember events past, but also to spread awareness of a hefty slice of history. As one of the top brands in the kick-game, Jordan Brand has taken it upon itself to spread a wake-up call throughout the sneaker community by joining the celebrations with a limited BHM-themed Air Jordan 1 oozing with equal parts flair and sophistication. Like the recent 'Cyber Monday' AJ1s, 2016's BHM release opts for a premium black leather construction atop a crispy clean white sole unit, but injects some life into the part by way of a technicolour power punch of multicolour tribal print on the tongue, ankle collar and recessed Swoosh. Custom lace dubraes and a blast of laser detailing on the tongue tag and 'wings' logo finishes off what is undoubtedly the best BHM release hitting sneaker spots in 2016. Celebrate history and snag a pair from select premium Jumpman stockists on January 16th, including Sneaker Politics.