About B.L.A.C.K.

 Originally B.L.A.C.K (Bases Loaded Authentic Clothing and Kaps) started as a company focused on manufacturing and selling Negro League Baseball apparel.  We have now grown to include the Tuskegee Airmen, Buffalo Soldiers, 1968 Olympics, Black Firefighters, 761st Tank Battalion, and Kim also makes black baby dolls. We sell black apparel and memorabilia to help to promote black history and raise money for and awareness of black historical museums across the country.  We also raise money for the surviving black history makers.

 
The company started in the summer of 1998. We started as a 6 cap and 4 t-shirt design company that focused on producing high quality product because we noticed that most black history merchandise was of cheap quality.  We felt that as rich as the history of black people  is, we should match that richness with high quality product.  We now have over 64 caps and 28 shirt designs.  We started selling our product to family and friends, then to coworkers at our jobs, and eventually across the country at festivals, conventions, churches and athletic events.  Our goal has remained the same from the start: Produce a high quality of product that matches the richness of our history.  One of our early slogans was we do this for “The brothers that played but never got paid”.  This was for the Negro League players that never received the respect and recognition that was given to the major league players.
 
We love being able to share our love of black history and our love for black people.  We get to teach and make people aware of the richness of our history. People young and old, people of all ages and races, are constantly amazed at the richness or our history and the achievements that have been attributed to usWe have the opportunity to share little known facts surrounding the successes of African Americans.  We travel across the country fellowshipping with others and sharing the importance of black history to this country.  What’s not to like?  We love what we do.  The quest to inform and empower as many people as we can about the importance of the African American to all history fuels our drive.  It’s the mission of this company.
 
We would like to keep growing B.L.A.C.K.  so that it can be the funding source for a young entrepreneurial training center and youth scholarship fund for an HBCU.  We are also trying to open up our line to include other black historical organizations that have not yet received the recognition that they deserve ( ex: black women that have made major contributions to black history)