The Black College Store Opens in North Carolina and on the Web

An enterprising pair of cousins have opened a store in Winston-Salem that sells licensed apparel and accessories bearing the names and logos of three North Carolina black colleges. The merchandise is targeted toward alumni not students. Items for sale include dress shirts, briefcases, portfolios, and business attire.

The cousins are both graduates of North Carolina A&T State University. But they also sell licensed merchandise from North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University. Plans are under way to sell items with logos of Howard University, Hampton University, South Carolina State University, and Johnson C. Smith University. It is hoped that a large number of other HBCUs will participate in the venture in the coming months.

The store also operates a Web site at