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May Book Club Selection: Cane River by Lalita Tademy

We're so excited to announce our May 2017 NiaMagazine.com Book Club selection: Cane River by Lalita Tademy The "New York Times" bestseller, Oprah's Book Club AND...
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The Lit Life: 10 Books You Should Dive Into Right Now

My love affair with books began just before I turned a year old. My mom, eight months pregnant with my sister, traveled with me from...
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Brown Butter is Love

Cocoa skinned girl your eyes should be the sun Disillusionment begets bitterness begets hate Feel the mass in your chest that can’t let you swallow Been drowning...
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5 Black Female Media Powerhouses Transforming TV Culture With Stories For & About Us

During orientation for a writing position I’d accepted, the manager wheeled in a rolling-cart/TV/VCR combo synonymous with training film torture. There were sighs of relief...
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Refocus & Recharge: 10 Books Black Women Need to Read Right Now

There's nothing like getting lost in a good book. Everyone needs a diversion every once in a while. From stories of family love and loss to...
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Can Someone Safety Pin Me Together?

Can someone safety pin me together? Because I feel as if my soul has been Ripped open with rage and sadness Maybe if I had a million...
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A Jones for You

I remember the night we met in Atlanta. On a cold evening in December, I turned around and there he was. 6'4", beautiful mocha skin, an electric smile escaping...
Elevation of a Woman Nia Magazine for black women

Elevation of a Woman

Rise up ladies! Heed the call women and girls all over the world. It's our time to gather and shine. Stand firm on common ground. Have a meeting...
Short Story: "Him" by Chanthany Chanthany Dechanne Nia Magazine for black women

Short Story: “Him” by Chanthany Dechanne

She slid out of the driver’s side of her plain SUV, not noticing the dark colored sports coupe parked just on the other side...
Short Fiction: Free At Last Nia Magazine for black women

Short Story: “Free At Last” by J.L. Sapphire

I ran a hot bath and prepared to go on a trip. I’ve been preparing to take this trip for quite some time now. It’s...
Discovery of A Brown Beauty Nia Magazine for black women

Poetry: “Discovery of A Brown Beauty” by Archuleta Chisolm

The reflection in the bathwater always revealed the chocolate hue of my skin. Water beaded upon it like drops of dew on sycamore leaves. The water wouldn’t...
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How Many More?

What do you do when tears anger hope prayer protest... are not enough? When you're almost numb inside because you've heard this story so many times you know it by heart. Exhausted from...
The Most He Ever Felt Nia Magazine for Black women

Poetry: The Most He Ever Felt

The first thing she saw when she opened her eyes were the freckles on his nose His warm breath glided over his lips and onto her...

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Why I Started Nia Magazine

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What Will Happen to the Black Woman’s Voice When Michelle Obama...

On August 25, 2008, Mrs. Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. In front of an exuberant crowd, she stepped up...

Brown Butter is Love

Cocoa skinned girl your eyes should be the sun Disillusionment begets bitterness begets hate Feel the mass in your chest that can’t let you swallow Been drowning...

8 Things Confident Women Just Don’t Do

There's nothing like a confident woman. A woman who is sure of herself can rule an entire empire. But what if your confidence isn't where it...