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New Orleans. Not NOLA : Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Cream)

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Would you believe us if we told you that the popular use of NOLA to refer to The City of New Orleans is relatively new? Like post-Hurricane Katrina new? Would you believe us if we told you that old school New Orleanians didn't use that term and that we simply said "New Orleans"?

The Big Easy? YES.
N'Awlins? YES

Would you believe us if we went so far as to suggest that the newly popularized NOLA is a gentrified term? GASP.

We aren't here to debate whether NOLA is a gentrified term. We believe that it is and we have some reasons why.

What is the difference between NOLA & New Orleans? Glad you asked.

New Orleans was BLACK.
NOLA is not.

1) Before Katrina, 67 percent of the city's population was Black.
2) In 2022, 59.22% of NOLA teachers are Black.
3) In 2003, 71 percent of New Orleans public school teachers were Black and 78 percent were women.
4) In 2020, the percentage of NOLA public school Black teachers was 53%.

About seven months after Hurricane Katrina devastated large swaths of New Orleans and decimated scores of the city’s schools, the Orleans Parish School Board fired all 4,600 of the city’s public school teachers, most of them Black. In 2019, New Orleans New Orleans officially became the first large American city to not offer a single traditional public school. New Orleans is the country's first all-charter public school system.

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Classic t-shirt. Simple. Crisp. Clean.



Product Materials


  • 8.5 oz (280 gm) cotton/polyester blend fleece
  • jersey lined hood
  • split stitch double needle sewing on all seams
  • 1x1 ribbing at cuffs & waistband
  • metal eyelets
  • standard fit


  • 8.5 oz (280 gm) cotton/polyester blend fleece
  • split stitch double needle sewing on all seams
  • 1x1 ribbing at collar, cuffs and waistband
  • standard fit


  • 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton
  • Air Dry
  • Unisex Cut (Side Seamed/Shoulder taping)
  • Standard Fit

Shipping / Returns / Lost or Stolen Packages


We value expeditious service, however we are not Amazon. So please manage your expectations around shipping times. Thank you in advance. 

Every hoodie, sweatshirt and t-shirt is hand-pressed and/or screen-printed with love and made to order. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks (business days only & excluding holidays) for your order to be shipped. Once your order is processed in our facility, it is then shipped via the carrier that you select at checkout. 

NOTE: Processing is distinct from shipping. Processing is performed by us. Shipping is via the carrier that you select at checkout.

NOTE: This includes the shipping options you select. For example, UPS Next Day Air® or USPS Priority Mail Express. These options pertain to shipping, not processing. Selecting Priority Express or Next Day Air does not mean that you will get your item the next day. It means that once we process your item within our processing commitment time and it is delivered to the carrier, you will receive it according to your shipping selection once it is received by the carrier.

After shipment, we no longer have control over delays as a result of the carrier. You will receive an order confirmation once your order is placed and an email once your order is shipped. A tracking number will be provided as well. At this point, you will be able to track your package.


FUNNY ACTING BLACK GIRL™ is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

Beginning February 20, 2023, ALL orders will be insured by Shipsurance. If your item has been marked delivered and does not show up within 30 days of delivery date, we will begin the process of filing a claim. However, it must be at least 30 days past the date marked delivered. 


FUNNY ACTING BLACK GIRL™ is unable to accept returns/exchanges at this time.

Please refer to sizing charts for appropriate sizing.

Please email us at CustomerCare@FunnyActingBlackGirl within 5 business days of delivery should your item arrive damaged or defective.

Should your item arrive damaged or defective, please email us and should it be determined as such, we will authorize a return.

  • All returns must be received within 30 days of the delivery date.
  • Please ensure all items are packaged securely and arrive back to us in their original, unworn/unwashed condition. We reserve the right to deny any item that does not meet these requirements.
  • Original shipping costs are non-refundable and the cost of return postage must be paid by the customer at the time of returning
  • Once your return has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email from our team.

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Care Instructions

  • Machine wash cold or dry clean
  • No bleach
  • Air dry
  • Do not iron directly on designs