What’s the best way to fight the “angry black woman” stereotype? spread images of black women smiling and exuding joy and contentment.
That’s exactly what entrepreneur Daveia Odoi aims to do with “The DynaSmiles by DNT,” her very own collection of artwork depicting black girl joy. Odoi’s images appear on several products, some of which are journals, makeup bags, smartphone cases and laptop covers.
The founders of the company Capital City Co. Mambo Sauce, known as the original wing sauce in the DMV, recently received the honor of the prestigious Family Business Award by Black Enterprise.
“It feels kind of surreal. We never won an award recognizing how much work we’ve done,” says Arsha Jones, who co-owns and operates Capital City Co. along with husband Charles. “It feels really good to be recognized by your own.”