The history of fashion and black culture is filled with complexities. The influence of black culture and talent is monumental in today’s fashion and must be acknowledged by the masses. Black culture t-shirts are just a step in the right direction, bringing attention to their place in society.
Illuminating the impact of Black culture t-shirts on fashion
Ours is an effort to overcome the past where iconic trends stemming from African-American culture were overlooked. Gross underrepresentation occurred with the Black community, which is why we have a collection of t-shirts for all minorities who were unseen due to their dark color. Black culture t-shirts are not just for a specific race but for everyone who feels invalidated because of who they are.
Centro Cultural Baudilio Vega Berríos, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico / A cultural center located in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Located in the heart of the city, aside the City Hall and the Teatro Yagüez, extending between Candelaria Street (former McKinley) at front to the Ernesto Ramos Antonini Street (former Eleven of August) at back.
Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA, United States / Spanish for Cultural Center of the People is a non-profit organization with the specific mission to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexicano , Native American and Latino art and culture. It is located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. The cultural center supports and encourages the creative expression “of the indigenous cultures of the Americas.” It is currently a member of the American Alliance of Museums.
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, United States / a Chicago Landmark building operated by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events that houses the city’s official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and community leaders. It is located in the Loop, across Michigan Avenue from Millennium Park. Originally the central library building, it was converted in 1977 to an arts and culture center at the instigation of Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg. The city’s central library is now housed across the Loop in the spacious, postmodern Harold Washington Library Center opened in 1991.
Detroit Cultural Center, Detroit, Michigan, United States / The Cultural Center Historic District is a historic district located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, which includes the Art Center (or Cultural Center): the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Horace H. Rackham Education Memorial Building were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The district contains several cultural attractions.
El Centro Cultural de Mexico , Mexico / An all-volunteer alternative space in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, focusing on transnational projects that link residents to communities all over Mexico through the arts, culture, and social justice. Through educational programming, which includes workshops in dance, music, art, and literacy, it promotes understanding and appreciation of the contributions of the many active cultures in Orange County by sharing knowledge of Mexico’s rich cultural, and educational, and social legacy.
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, United States / Often known simply as El Museo (the museum), is a museum at 1230 Fifth Avenue in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is located near the northern end of Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, immediately north of the Museum of the City of New York and south of the future Museum for African Art. Founded in 1969, El Museo specializes in Latin American and Caribbean art, with an emphasis on works from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community in New York City.
Eyedrum Atlanta, United States / Art & Music Gallery is a non-profit art space and venue in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by American painter Woody Cornwell and musician and journalist Marshall Avett, and focused on contemporary art and experimental music ranging from contemporary chamber music and sound sculpture to drone noise music and art rock. Until January 1, 2011, the organization was located in the Old Fourth Ward district, and had three art gallery spaces and one space for music and performance. It hosted approximately 180 events yearly. Established in 1998, Eyedrum is one of the longest- running art and performance spaces in Atlanta managed by volunteers.
Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro, NC, United States / Four contemporary visual art galleries are located within the Cultural Center. African American Atelier Inc., Center for Visual Artists, The Guilford Native American Art Gallery, and GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art  each have public gallery space on the second floor. Art Alliance hosts art classes and manages a pottery studio on the first floor of the Cultural Center.
La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA, United States / A multicultural center in the United States. It was founded in 1975 by Latin American and Californian allies in Berkeley, California in response to the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, or golpe de estado. The center was a focal point for the opposition-in-exile to dictator Augusto Pinochet during his rule, and later evolved into a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote peace, social justice and community action through cultural arts, education and community action. La Peña is located at 3105 Shattuck Avenue in the Ashby neighborhood of South Berkeley, California.
Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico / A cultural, political and social facility located in Mexico City as part of the World Trade Center Mexico City. It was designed and decorated by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the 1960s and hosts the largest mural work in the world called La Marcha de la Humanidad. The building has a theatre, galleries and more, but the main focus is the Forum Universal, which contains the interior portion of Siqueiros’ mural work. Visitors can experience the mural while standing on a rotating stage, listening to Siqueiros narrate.
Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii, United States / A Polynesian-themed theme park and living museum located in Laie , on the northern shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The PCC is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and dedicated on October 12, 1963 and occupies 42 acres (17 hectares) of land belonging to nearby Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYU-Hawaii).
Self Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, United States / A community arts center with a mix Beaux-Arts and vernacular architecture in East Los Angeles, California, United States. The building was built in 1927, and was designed by Postle & Postle . Formed during the cultural renaissance that accompanied the Chicano Movement, Self Help, as it is sometimes called, was one of the primary centers that incubated the nascent Chicano art movement, and remains important in the Chicano art movement, as well as in the greater Los Angeles community, today. SHG also hosts musical and other performances, and organizes Los Angeles’s annual Day of the Dead festivities. Throughout its history, the organization has worked with well-known artists in the Los Angeles area such as Los Four and the East Los Streetscapers, but it has focused primarily on training and giving exposure to young and new artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international prominence.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global Black history, arts, and culture.
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, Los Angeles, CA, United States / A non-profit cultural center and bookstore in Sylmar, California. It was founded in 2003 by noted Chicano author Luis J. Rodriguez, his wife Trini Rodriguez, Angelica Loa, and Victor Mendoza (Victor E) of El Vuh. Tia Chucha’s provides arts and music workshops and events to the culturally underserved Northeastern San Fernando Valley.
WorldBeat Center San Diego, CA, United States / The WorldBeat Center is a nonprofit multicultural organization that is dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the African Diaspora and Indigenous cultures of the world. Through consciousness raising, we strive to promote peace within our San Diego community by providing ongoing programs and services that nuture the spirit of children, the elderly and everything in between.