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Frequently Asked Questions About Cushcity.com

A:    Cushcity.com is named for the Biblical individual Cush, who was the father of many African nations around the world, the son of Ham and the grandson of Noah.  Cush is also the ancient name for Ethiopia, as well as the name for some of the nation peoples of the Bible, such as the Cushites.  Biblical references to Cush can be found as follows:  Genesis 2:13 (in some interpretations, e.g., Amplified); Genesis 10:6-8; I Chronicles 1:8-10; Habakkuk 3:7.

Cushcity.com is the brainchild of Willie and Gwen Richardson, who live in Houston, Texas. This is a Black-owned, privately-held company, incorporated in the state of Texas. The Richardsons wanted to establish a major e-commerce location where African-Americans and others interested in Afrocentric stage plays, books, collectibles and other items could go to purchase many of the products that they seek.  The site was launched in December 1998.  The Richardsons have been featured in Ebony, Black Enterprise, Black Issues Book Review and Essence magazines, as well as The New York Times, CNN and Fox television networks.  The Richardsons have more than 20 years of experience in marketing, technology and merchandising.

Cushcity.com is the most highly-trafficked African-American e-commerce site in cyberspace, receiving about 1 million hits per month.  Cushcity has more than 60,000 customers in the U.S. and worldwide.  A bio of Cushcity.com co-founder and two-time NAACP Image Award nominee, Gwen Richardson, is available here: http://gwenrichardson.com/bio.html

 

A:  Cushcity.com, which has the world's largest selection of African-American products on the Internet, currently sells stage plays on DVD, movies, books, calendars, toys, games, and Black Greek products.  We have thousands of products in our selection presently, and are also open to suggestions for products by our customers.  Please e-mail these suggestions to us at custsvc@cushcity.com.

 

A:  Cushcity does not produce a paper catalog.  All of our products are online.