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The woman who took the best of D.C. to the streets is now hyping it on the information superhighway. Anita Brown of “It’s a D.C. Thang” T-shirt fame (see “The Thangs,” The District Line, 6/18/93) has splashed the Internet with a bit of color and that D.C. flava. Brown joins the growing number of African-Americans who send their products surfing for customers. Brown sells more than 14 types of T-shirts with such slogans as “You’re Getting on My Last Nerve.” At first, cybermarketing “was like talking a foreign language,” Brown says. But her investment quickly paid off: “I’ve picked up distributors. There’s no question that being on the ‘net has helped boost my shirt sales. I get about five or six inquiries a week.” Brown adds that going high-tech hasn’t changed her original mission. “There is a D.C. hometown community and we have to tell the world.” original message. “There is a D.C. hometown community and we have to tell the world.”

Powing number of African-Americans who send their products surfing for customers. Brown sells more than 14 types of T-shirts with such slogans as “I Will Give You Something to Cry About,” “Momma Said,” and “You’re Getting on My Last Nerve.” At first, cybermarketing “was like talking a foreign language,” Brown says. But her investment quickly paid off: “I’ve picked up distributors. There’s no question that being on the ‘net has helped boost my shirt sales. I get about five or six inquiries a week.” Brown adds that going high-tech hasn’t changed her original message. “There is a D.C. hometown community and we have to tell the world.”