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Sometimes Black Girl Magic Is A Buried Treasure

I’m a grown, empowered, magic having Black girl. Standing strong in an identity that feels good. Grateful because that wasn’t always my truth. For too long, I...
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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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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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Can Someone Safety Pin Me Together?

Can someone safety pin me together? Because I feel as if my soul has been Ripped open with rage and sadness Maybe if I had a million...
My Black Son Nia Magazine for black women

My Black Son

When my son was two years old, we went to Disneyland. When it was time to leave, we gathered in front of the train...
Celebrate #BlackSpeakWeek Nia Magazine for black women

Celebrate Black Speak Week: September 4th-10th. Let’s Make It a Thing

One thing that has never sat well with me is the way that some of us act when we encounter our black brothers and...
Discovery of A Brown Beauty Nia Magazine for black women

Poetry: “Discovery of A Brown Beauty” by Archuleta Chisolm

The reflection in the bathwater always revealed the chocolate hue of my skin. Water beaded upon it like drops of dew on sycamore leaves. The water wouldn’t...
Dear Black people Nia Magazine for black women

Dear Black People…

Dear Black People, It’s time we stop chanting “Black Lives Matter” and start living “Black Lives Matter.” Be honest. At this current moment in time, how many...
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How Many More?

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...
Black a Long Time Nia magazine for black women

Poetry: “Black A Long Time” by Tierra Johnson

Skin, a bronzy yellowish gold Hair twisted, kinky, full and coiled Lips full, partly to nature and partly to big teeth Eyebrows that grow tall & thick clipped...
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Does Natural Hair Equate to Black Consciousness?

Over the past ten years, the natural hair movement has exploded. Black women are rejecting the idea that our hair has to fit into what...
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What Being A Mixed Baby Taught Me

I didn’t grow up speaking more than one language. Instead, I grew up listening to more than one. I have always had an understanding, the...
Black female and invisible Nia magazine for black women

Black, Female, & Invisible

Time and time again, I find myself supporting a cause or rallying behind a certain platform, only to later find that the supposed ‘cause’...

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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...

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I Was the Only One Holding Myself Back

Have you ever experienced anxiety and paranoia? It’s one thing to experience one or the other, but a combination of both can leave you...

His Thoughts: Choose Her Every Day (or Leave Her)

I spent 5 years hurting a good woman by staying with her but never fully choosing her. I did want to be with this one....

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...