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Poetry for the Soul: Designated Driver

I'm staggering, speech slurred I can't see, my vision's blurred I need a designated driver for when I'm drunk in love When I'm intoxicated and stumbling I...
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I’m a Strong, Single Black Woman. And Yes, I’m Proud

I'm a 42-year-old Black single mother of a 14-year-old son, so I get it. I'm not exactly in the most desirable demographic. I can accept...
Saying Goodbye to Toxic Relationships Nia Magazine for Black women

The Importance of Saying Goodbye to Toxic Relationships

Did you know that being in a toxic relationship can kill you? Well, hopefully not literally, but it can kill your spirit. Relationships are powerful. Humans...
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“It’s Not Your Job to Fix A Broken Man”: Dating Wisdom for Single Black...

The dating scene has always been a bit of a madhouse, largely due to the fact that there’s really no right way to date. With...
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Closure is Overrated

A while back, I was head over heels for a man. I mean, planning our wedding and naming our kids in my head-type feelings. Unfortunately,...

The Fairy Tale Effect: Why Are Our Prince Charmings Missing In Action?

I love the movies and go almost every Saturday afternoon. Nothing special, just me time. But one particular movie got me to thinking. Cinderella. Seriously, no...
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No More “Soul Ties”: Why I Decided to Become Celibate

I’m entering in a new season of my life where I feel like I’m gaining a restart button. Finally, after years and years of...
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What Love Looks Like…

I loved me a man with "swag". One who was a little rough around the edges and had some type of back-story. I have been known...

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True Confessions of A New Mom

Growing up, my parents conveyed a very negative sentiment about having kids. They would often tell my brothers and I not to have kids...

My Experiences Abroad Gave Me Panic Attacks

My heart starts racing. I feel my chest tighten, skin tingling. My breathing becomes labored. Terror grips my body as I brace myself for walking...

The Morning Shift: 3 Tips for a Great Start to Your...

BUZZZ….SNOOZE…...BUZZZ...SNOOZE Yep that is the sound of the alarm in the morning for so many people. You hop of bed and straight to the reality of...