Blackfokapparel is a Detroit-based fashion brand that is inspired by the people and the music of the city. “Detroit has some of the most genuine people in the world.” One of the most popular designs is WHATUREP?, inspired by the unique street layout of the city and its notorious mile roads. Another popular design is Stand Firm, a collection inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin and the birth of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Other shirts include designs dedicated to the celebration of Black women and Black love. “Create-Innovate-Educate is our motto. We want Blackfokapparel to be a brand that is more than a slogan, it is a way of life.”
We believe that Black History is American History.
Black history should not be relegated to 28 days in a year.
This country was built on the back of African Americans.
Our history should be celebrated all day, e’ry day!$13
This goes out to all of the real Detroiters.
The folks who grew up watching The Scene and New Dance Show.
The ones who spent their weekends on Belle Isle when it was known as “The Rock.”
The folks who grew up with The Box. My people who went to “dress to sweat” parties. Those who went to DPS. Listened to Marvelous Marv and the Electrifying Mojo. Attended the ethnic festivals EVERY WEEKEND FOR FREE at Hart Plaza. Shut down 7 Mile on Saturday Nights blasting their booming systems. This is for you. The heart and soul of Detroit.$13
I root for Black People because… I’m BLACK!
Black people need all of the cheerleaders we can get.
We need to root, love and encourage each other in all of our endeavors.
There’s a saying that “a rising tide floats all boats.”
I root for my brother and sista so in return they will root for me.
I want us all to be excellent!
Therefore I root for everybody Black!$13
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.
This design represents the official flag and slogan of Juneteenth.
The colors red, white, and blue echo the American flag to symbolize that the slaves and their descendants were Americans. The star in the middle pays homage to Texas, while the bursting “new star” on the “horizon” of the red and blue fields represents a new freedom and a new people.
The Juneteenth flag was designed by L.J. Graf.$16
In Detroit, Whatupdoe is slang for what’s up/what’s going on? Whatupdoe is the universal Detroit greeting. Depending on tone and inflection the meaning can also range from giving someone a warm greeting to inviting them a scuffle. But no matter where you are in the world if you see someone in an old english D hat and shout “Whatupdoe” you’re more than likely to get a “Whatupdoe” in return.$13