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5 Things Every Woman Should Consider to Avoid A(nother) Heartbreak

In the words of Wyclef Jean, "Someone please call 911 tell them I just been shot down and the bullet's in my heart." When the relationship,...
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A Jones for You

I remember the night we met in Atlanta. On a cold evening in December, I turned around and there he was. 6'4", beautiful mocha skin, an electric smile escaping...

5 Reasons Why I’m Happy I Met Mr. Wrong

No one gets into a relationship expecting it to end in complete and utter failure, but sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles. I learned...
saying goodbye

The Good in Goodbye: What It Taught Me About Myself

“The tears are a sign of healing,” she whispered as she kissed me on my cheek and went home. I was a wreck. I was...
black love

“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."
love yourself first

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...
how to deal with the end of a relationship

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...


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...