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niaita Nia Ita


Nia Ita is an Afroindigina NYC writer navigating life and love. A queen from Queens who often has to readjust her crown - Nia has written for Thought Catalog, YourTango, Elite Daily, Blavity and other online publications. She is currently participating in the #52essays2017 challenge created by Vanessa Martir. You can check out her essays at www.niaita.net.

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Call It What It Is: The Las Vegas Shooting Was Without A Doubt, A Terrorist Attack

I woke up before the sun Monday morning with a resounding ache in my throat and chest from coughing all night. The ache spread to my heart as I turned to my phone and was confronted with multiple notifications about the atrocities that took place on the Las Vegas strip around 10pm on Sunday night.Approximately sixty dead and over five hundred injured because gunman Stephen Craig Paddock...

5 Backhanded Compliments Every Woman Of Color Has Heard

Compliments are supposed to be praises about some of your best attributes. Who doesn’t like being complimented? Unless, of course, the other side of the compliment is a glaring insult. There are many different kinds of reprehensible perspectives (i.e. ageism, sexism) but today we will focus on backhanded comments that are loaded with racism. In the words of Kanye West,...