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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The Great Outdoors

With DC and many other cities venturing into phase 2 of reopening, it feels like we are cautiously beginning to emerge from the hard parts of the COVID-19 quarantine. But with many states experiencing spikes, it is recommended that we continue to be vigilant. We are encouraged to wear masks, social distance, and spend time…

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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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Make mealtime memorable with Potters’ Workshop

Social isolation forced by COVID-19 has disrupted a lot of our patterns. One of our treasured family traditions is going out for Easter dinner. This year, well, that just wasn’t in the cards. It’s always a disappointment to have your plans changed by forces outside of your control. But while social distancing is forcing some…

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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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