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“Broken Glass Oceans” by Cashawn Brown

"I wrote this poem after recently getting out of a toxic relationship; about the different phases of the relationship from beginning to end. This poem is for anyone who has gotten lost in love."
Why Forgiveness Isn’t Always First for me NiaMagazine.com

“I Got A Lot To Be Mad About”: Why Forgiveness Isn’t Always My First...

These days, nearly everywhere you turn there’s some type of message on forgiveness. And why not? It’s pretty hard to argue with the fact that...
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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...

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...
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I’m Only Allowing Myself 48 Hours to Grieve the End of My Relationship

My relationship is over. I don’t want it to be but it is. I hoped that we could talk about things and work through the...
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Why You Need To Respect The Expiration Date…On Your Relationships

Lately, the "experts" have said it's okay to take medication and even consume certain foods that have gone beyond the date stamped on their packaging. Instead...
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Girl Fight: Why Your Friendship Status Isn’t for Social Media

There is a quote that reads: “To have a true enemy, choose a friend”. If you don’t believe it, take a look at your social...
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But Is He Even Worthy of Your Love?

If this month has you feeling down and you are contemplating calling back that guy with the bad tooth just so you can have...
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Date Night Atlanta Edition: 28 Ideas to Make Your Next Date the Best One...

If you’re anything like me, a date invitation evokes instant smiles. The kind that starts in your eyes and gently curls the corners of...
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Daddy’s Girl: How I Made Peace with the Death of My Father

I awoke that morning still annoyed. My husband Tony and I argued terribly the night before. About something silly, as most arguments are. At the time...
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Real Friends Show Up and Show Support. Do You?

“The single most important thing a friend can do is 1. Show up or 2. Support you. Some people don't understand this concept.” -...
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Single is the New Black

Let’s face it- no woman really wants to be single. God didn’t place any of us on this earth to be alone. Society will tell...
Are You A Better Mother Than Wife Nia Magazine

Are You A Better Mother Than Wife?

When I was growing up, there were several families on my block. We showed unity, strength and honored each other. This was great in so...

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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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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...

A Broader Definition of Self-Care: A Wellness Story

I first began working out after the birth of my son in my early twenties. With a consistent routine, losing the baby weight was...

The Journey: Killing My Own Vibe For the Better

“Push your glasses up off your nose, Grandma!” she said, “Your nose is too small for them big framed glasses.” Her raggedy opinion didn’t matter....