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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...
natural hair Nia magazine For Black Women

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’...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

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Don’t Back Down When God Gives You Everything You’ve Prayed For

This year I’ve learned that sometimes when we whisper our prayers, we pray for what we believe we need. I speak things into the universe...

Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...

When Love Fails and You Prevail: 5 Steps to Gracefully Become...

Iwas 20 years old when I got married to who I thought was the perfect guy. I diligently saved myself for marriage. I was a...