There was a moment when I had to decide if it was possible to create a t-shirt brand that could build community while sponsoring outreach at the same time. I've had this idea of owning a t-shirt company for a while, but it was put on the shelf once I dedicated my life to full-time ministry. Eventually, the things that were constant for me were unexpectedly interrupted. Then came prayer with a lot of confirmation from the LORD, and the journey began there.
I chose the name Black Rice based on a conversation that became a running joke between a couple of Haitian pastors (Jean & Augenes) and myself. They would randomly yell, 'black rice!' when they saw me, because they knew that I was going to ask them if they had brought me any of it to eat. They never brought any for me. So, the joke went on for the year and a half that we worked together. I knew it was catchy and it also held some sentimental value. So, I decided to use it.
As you grow to experience Black Rice, you'll find great shirts and hoodies in our Shop. There are also featured artists that have their Stories told by us in the form of an article or video. Our MAG page holds words of encouragement from contributors that have your heart in mind. We've set aside space on the Help page for a local calendar and international updates on our sponsored ministries that will allow for you to contribute in anyway shown.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Welcome to Black Rice.