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Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Business. Yes, I Said It!

It happens to all of us. That moment when you’re scrolling down your timeline and you see it. Someone launched the idea you have been sitting...
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5 Things Every Woman Needs To Be Successful

So you’ve decided that you want to be successful.  Great!  This will be the easiest decision you make on your road to success. The road...
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5 Ways God Empowers You to Get Your Life Back

Life is hard. Life as a Believer can sometimes feel even harder. I remember how this was my story back in 2010. I had worked diligently...
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6 Lessons Living Abroad Has Taught Me About Life

For the past six months, I have lived in southeast Asia as an English teacher in Thailand. Being a born-and-bred Californian, the experience has been...
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“I’m Doing Fine”…and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

As a therapist who counsels people with mental health disorders and addiction issues, I have come to the conclusion that the most over-utilized word...
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My Testimony: The Path To Finding My Faith

As a child I was sent to church. I say sent because this seemed to be a requirement only my sister and I had...
Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness

Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness!

About a month ago, I decided that it was time for me to quit my job and pursue my entrepreneurial passion full time. For 20...
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What Will Happen to the Black Woman’s Voice When Michelle Obama Leaves the White...

On August 25, 2008, Mrs. Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. In front of an exuberant crowd, she stepped up...
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Sometimes Cakes Fall: Why You Should Stop Asking God “Why”

My husband loves when I bake pound cake. I offered to make him one for his birthday, and it was delicious. A few weeks...
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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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The 2017 Hot & Not List: “Do Better” Edition

Thought this would be another trendy fashion guide? If so, you’re mistaken! This is the Hot & Not list: lifestyle edition. 2016 was quite a...
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Wake Up Call: My Journey to Loving Me

Sometimes the kick in the butt you need comes from an unlikely place. From the time I noticed a difference in the way I was...
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5 Ways to Find & Own Your Happiness

Do me a favor. Ask yourself one question: "Am I in a prison that I created for myself?" If you are, don't waste time. Grab those keys. You...

WHY I STARTED NIA

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.

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Why America Must Pass the Chalk to Black Women

This singular moment in Hidden Figures sums up how the US should interact with Black women. During a highly classified government meeting, a group consisting...

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But God: Movin’ on Up

Hopelessness was always my comfort zone. Blaming my personal issues on the environment in which I was raised was an easy out for me. Any...

But God: Fight, Flight, or Find Faith

I’ve spent the majority of my life testing faith; yet enduring much. I often ask myself, why it is so hard to have sustaining faith...

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...