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Nobi DeLon

Nobi DeLon
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Nobi DeLon is a NJ based writer, educator, and empowerment facilitator obsessed with vintage Black glamour, hip hop, good conversation, reading, sweet tea, and hope. Always evolving, this proud mama of three considers herself most fearless when she is being creative behind a pen, podium or set of turntables. Connect with Nobi on her new vice, Instagram - @nobidelon.

Meet Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, The Therapy for Black Girls Founder Creating A Unique Space for Self-Care

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford’s got Netflix binge stories. Don’t be surprised to see her at a season finale watch party for your favorite reality show either - she’s into ‘unscripted’ television.  She unapologetically walks in her power with a crown of natural curls so glorious the...

Long Story Short: How to Make a Comeback When You’ve Quit Too Soon

Today, I’m a bonafide sewista, but that wasn't always the case. For many years, a stylish sewing room equipped with two machines, a dress form, and neatly stocked shelves of fabric had not been enough to convince me. A pile of overstuffed IKEA bags in one...

Sheri Riley Wants You To Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are

For a long time, I’d look in the mirror and never actually see… me. Sure, my face beat was on point, the kinky curls were just the right degree of askew, there wasn’t any food stuck in my teeth, and my OOTD represented inspired fashion...

5 Black Female Media Powerhouses Transforming TV Culture 

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 from everyone in the room except me when he announced that viewing A Miracle on 34th Street would illustrate the...

Live Your Life Off the Wall: 10 Tips to Move Out of the Background & Into the Forefront

For those of us who only know Michael Jackson the global legend, it may be surprising to learn that his musical genius was ever questioned. But even Mike had to weather ‘back up against the wall’ storms. In 1978, an endearing scarecrow escapes the imprisonment...

Phoenix Rising: How a Challenging Childhood Shaped My Destiny of Strength & Love

At six years old, my positions as a writer and loving parent were solidified when a note I'd scribbled on one side of a pantyhose paper insert changed the narrative of my relationship with my mother. Neatly placed on top of still warm laundry she'd...

Special Girl, Real Good Girl: What Women Gain When They Give Up Sex

Let’s face it, sex sells everything from haute couture to Doritos. Pop culture’s influence is tightly wound around every aspect of our lives - especially our romantic relationships. If you spend even a moment perusing the pages of beauty magazines, blog surfing, thumb hustlin’ on Instagram,...

Date Night Chicago Edition: 25 Ideas to Spice Up Your Next One

The second installment of our Date Night series finds Nia Magazine sitting high atop the broad shoulders of Chicago. There’s no wonder it’s called the Windy City. Dazzlingly, vast adventure options can literally sweep a girl away. We have no complaints, however. It’s a great problem...

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Learning How To Love Myself Again

Who I was last year at this time and who I am today are two very different people. I’m not the same physically, mentally, emotionally...