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Ianna Ali

Ianna Ali
Ianna Ali is the Founder & CEO of, a digital lifestyle and empowerment platform created especially for Black women. An avid fan of Black web series, Indian literature and all things Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama + The Golden Girls + Love & Hip Hop, she dreams of one day running Nia from a lounge chair overlooking the archipelagos of Santorini. Nia is my love letter to confident, yet vulnerable Black women like myself who long to reach the pinnacle of our Purpose.

15 Podcasts By Black Women That You Should Download Today

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For as long as I can remember, I've had two external loves: books and music. I could spend entire afternoons cuddled under the covers lost in a fictional character's world or, pen and notebook in hand, reviewing the 48 Laws of Power. The faint sound...

How Many More?

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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 breaking carrying the weight of hurt defense and explanation. Black Lives vs. All Lives doesn't really matter when it's your life hanging in the balance and your brothers being murdered. Target...

Why “First” Has Replaced Love Jones As My Black Love Go To

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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 the July 4th BBQ but never become Facebook friends with. Yes, her. But definitely not a stranger. I've been in a few long-term...

Why I Started Nia Magazine

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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.

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I Loved Him But I Didn’t Like Him

The carport lights flashed on through the kitchen blinds and the engine of the light blue 1988 Cadillac Deville could be heard in the...


Write for Nia Magazine

Do you have your own story to tell? Or perhaps you've been looking for a place to share your voice... Well, look no further! Whether you’ve...


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...

3 Keys to Navigating Your Hectic Life

I’m a full-time working mother of 4 daughters - oh, and a writer too. Life is full, even with my new found ability to say NO...

Had Enough? 5 Quick Ways to Eliminate Stress

It's so easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "If I only had ____ (fill in the blank), my life would be so...