Single & Dating

Single & Dating

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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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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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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...
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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...
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Taking Another Chance on Love

I swore that after my divorce 8 years ago, I would never commit to another relationship. After all, what purpose does a man really serve? My...
Short Story: "Him" by Chanthany Chanthany Dechanne Nia Magazine for black women

Short Story: “Him” by Chanthany Dechanne

She slid out of the driver’s side of her plain SUV, not noticing the dark colored sports coupe parked just on the other side...
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Short Story: “Free At Last” by J.L. Sapphire

I ran a hot bath and prepared to go on a trip. I’ve been preparing to take this trip for quite some time now. It’s...
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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....
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Why I Choose Peace Above All Things

I have heard it said that over time, women actually forget the pain of labor and delivery. Perhaps that is one of the reasons...

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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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How To Realize Your True Value

Your outlook and how you perceive life is a direct reflection of how you view yourself. It’s time to take control of your thoughts and learn...

Why Being “Crazy” Isn’t Cute

"What's worse? Looking jealous or crazy...jealous or crazy? I'd rather be crazy." Hmmnn...For whatever reason, being "crazy" is being celebrated by the masses as a given...

Forty, Fabulous and Fallible

Like many teenagers I naively created a time line of my life of when and where I would be during certain stages of my...