Web, TV & Film

Web, TV & Film

A Love Letter to Issa Rae and Awkward Black Girls Everywhere

Dear Issa Rae, I will shamelessly admit that as soon as Insecure premiered on HBO, I religiously planted myself in front of the television to...
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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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Why “First” Has Replaced Love Jones As My Black Love Go To

I don't consider myself a complete stranger to love. Maybe more like the best friend of your play cousin, who you hang out with at...

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Why I Started Nia Magazine

The most important piece is YOU, our readers. Thank you in advance for being a part of the Nia movement. I want to hear from you. What do you want to see? What do you care about? Nia is a dialogue. We’re in this together.


Single Mother Guilt

Most mothers feel mommy guilt at one point or another. Whether it’s guilt from working outside of the home or the guilt that a mother...

Poetry: “It’s Our Assignment” by Shana Smith-Coleman

"My poem is about being Black in America and the responsibility that comes along with that. My target audience would be anyone that feels a...

Healthy Eating: Should You Go Gluten-Free?

A gluten-free diet is unlike any other diet. It allows you to eat with few restrictions as all foods that you loved before can still be enjoyed by simply swapping a few ingredients.