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Celebrate African Heritage Month – September 2020!

I am celebrating African Heritage Month (September) with a collage of personal memories; faces, places, events I’ve seen over the many years I’ve been embracing my African roots and learning about the Continent. I first went to Africa as a student in 1984 and from then on I was captured by its magic. Looking at…

Thank you, Chadwick

When I heard Chadwick Boseman died, I was in a bit of a state of disbelief. 2020 has been one of those years where reality seems a bit suspended and things emotionally move in kind of a slow motion. So, like, I processed it and I didn’t. My memories of him as an actor are…

Focus on Ghana

The idea of African-Americans leaving America for Africa is not a new one. However, it has resurfaced strongly in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the disparate impact of the novel corona virus on our community. Some have begun to look for another “home” where racism will not be such a defining…

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Beyonce loves Bright Black Candles! (We do too ;o)

Zawadi was so excited to see one of our favorite brands, Bright Black Candle, spotlighted in Beyonce’s Black Parade Route; a celebration and listing of Black owned brands from arts and culture to beauty and lifestyle. Zawadi first met Bright Black Candle’s creator Tiffany in January 2020. We loved her vision ad were immediately onboard….