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May Book Club Selection: Cane River by Lalita Tademy

We're so excited to announce our May 2017 Book Club selection: Cane River by Lalita Tademy The "New York Times" bestseller, Oprah's Book Club AND...
10 Books You Should read right now

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...
10 Books Black Women Need to Read Right Now Nia Magazine

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...
A Jones for You Love Jones Nia Magazine for black women

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...
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...
Books for Black children Nia Magazine for Black women

Celebrate Black History Month with “Terrell and Keke’s Adventures Through Time”

I must say that I never dreamed that I would become a children’s book author or even thought it was in my wheelhouse of...
Let It Be Me" by Christian Loriel Nia magazine for black women

Short Story: “Let It Be Me” by Christian Loriel

She went to see if he was dead. But when she got down to Olive Branch and saw Beanie in his hospital bed, his breathing...
14 childrens books with black characters Nia magazine for black women

14 Children’s Books With Black Characters to Buy This Season

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and you know what that means. Lists, get-togethers, and tubes of wrapping paper cluttering up the hall closet until...

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In the Process of Reinventing Me

It isn’t easy looking in the mirror and staring at the mess your life has become. The revelation of my truth is: I needed help...

But God: Why I Refuse to be Held Captive

I'm choosing to soar above all of the negative thoughts and things that would stand to hold me back from fulfilling GOD's plan for my life.

After The Honeymoon: The Top 5 Tips for Newlyweds

The moment you’ve always dreamed of is now your reality! You sealed the deal with vows and an intimate kiss, family and friends there to...