Faraji Whalen

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…

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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….

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Black Fathers Matter

A few days ago, I watched attorney L. Chris Stewart at a press conference addressing Rayshard Brooks’ murder. Chris looked tired. He was angry. Exasperated. He had just left Brooks’ family home where his daughter still had on her birthday dress, preparing to go out to celebrate with her father, unaware that a few hours…

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Faraji’s Holiday Gift Guide

In the spirit of holiday gift giving, I’ve put together a guide of some of my favorite gifts for the season. From jewelry to large art pieces to some of the home decor I have in my own house, I really hope you and your friends and family enjoy some of my gift ideas. The…

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Dec. 9: Meet the Maker: Hadiya Williams

Dec 9, 2018: 12-5PM Meet the Maker: Hadiya Williams Hadiya Williams is the creator and founder of Black Pepper Paperie Co., a stationery design and maker’s studio that creates goods & wares that inspire creativity, activate joy, and produce memorable experiences. We’ve been stalking her collection of Afrofuturist jewelry, paper goods, and design items for…

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Dec 8 Meet the Makers: Mezam Apparel

We have a great lineup this weekend. One of our guiding goals at Zawadi has always been to support entrepreneurs, especially black female entrepreneurs. We think by giving entrepreneurs a platform not only to sell their goods but to tell their stories, we can help create real energy and positivity for both the makers and…

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2018 Holiday Calendar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ZAWADI invites you to join us for our  2018 Holiday Season.  We will be OPEN ALL SUNDAYS in December until the 23rd. We’re introducing a range of new holiday products from exciting artists this year to complement our traditional lineup of standbys that have made us your…

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Fall Newsletter

It may not quite feel like it outside but we know it’s coming.  The days have already shortened and that’s my cue that fall has arrived.  On the heels of fall is winter so it is not my favorite time of the year.  Especially with all this Pumpkin spice foolishness in the air. Still, there are…

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Lets Go Outside

  SPRING IS HERE! If you’re in the Northeast, we actually skipped spring and went straight to summer. And guess where we like to be in summer? OUTSIDE! And nothing makes an outdoor living space pop like signature art and design pieces from Africa. Here are a few ideas to refresh your front or backyard…

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