HOUSTON-African-AmericanNews&Issues presents Ramond Thompson, the owner of Cultural Concepts. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan. In 1974, he graduated from Southern University with a degree in Business Management/Athletics.
After a long career with Bishop College and M.B. Smiley (as an Athletic Trainer), Ramond often referred to as “Doc” decided to devote his energy to working full-time printing t-shirts and selling his designs at major festivals and events.
He was often seen all over Houston at the many festivals and events selling his t-shirts and cultural accessories during the 80’s.
For many years, he was seen around Texas Southern University at many campus and athletic events selling T.S.U. t-shirts, pompoms, caps, jackets, etc. After he married his wife, Stephanie, together they started Cultural Concepts in 1991. For years, Cultural Concepts was the place to go for African Clothing and accessories during Black History Month. Today, the business still sells African Clothing during the month of February. However, the main segment of Cultural Concepts is printing and designing t-shirts for special events, schools, churches and photo designs for individuals, they print cups, mugs, key chains, banners and much more. They recently changed the company’s name to T-Shirt Concepts to reflect the true essence of the work they do.
Ramond is a long-time member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church where he serves on the deacon board. Additionally, he is the Vice President of McGregor Trails Civic Club, a member of METRO Community Advisory Board for the Southeast corridor and a part of KCOH Sports Rap team with Ralph Cooper and known throughout the Third Ward community. He has two daughters, Adar and Safari.
Stop by Cultural Concepts located at: 4913 Griggs Rd., for all of your t-shirts and cultural accessories. Ramond can be reached at www.culturalconcepts.net or www.tshirtconcepts.net, 713-747-0021 or 832-450-5149.