FC Cincinnati and Major League Soccer have partnered with three local Black-owned businesses, Originalitees, BlaCk Owned and GO(O)D Co. Apparel, to sell apparel and accessories for fans.
This partnership is part of FC Cincinnati’s One Club, One Community, One Goal platform, which was founded last August to advance the organization’s commitment to addressing racial disparities and social injustices through action.
Above (left to right): Means Cameron owner of BlaCkOWned, Khisha Asubuhi owner of Originalitees, Donny Harper owner of GO(O)D Co. Apparel
Originalitees was founded by West End resident Khisha Asubuhi in 2009. She created Originalitees with the idea to give people a sense of pride about where they are from and the things that they love and believe in. The Columbus, Ohio, native played college basketball for Cincinnati State and Indiana University during a four-year collegiate career. Following her playing days, Asubuhi came to Cincinnati in 2003 when she accepted a position with Cincinnati State as a women’s basketball coach.
BlaCkOWned was founded by Means Cameron in 2011. Cameron created the brand as an opportunity to merge his two passions – Fashion and Black Culture. Prior to BlaCkOWned™️, Cameron started a clothing brand while in high school called “Eddie Vaughn” which represented his first experience in manufacturing and selling clothing.
GO(O)D Co. Apparel was founded by Donny Harper in 2014. Harper created GO(O)D Co. Apparel with three specific focuses – a brand that everyone could relate to, a brand that supports a positive message and a brand that allows an expression of individuality. Prior to founding the company, Harper worked in retail for other national brands.
A resident of Mount Airy, Harper is also a successful Christian hop hop artist. His passion for entrepreneurship is fueled by his family – his wife Ciara and children Jasmin, Caelyn, Devin and Micah. For more information on GO(O)D Co. Apparel, visit https://goodcoapparel.com/ or Instagram: @goodcoapparel