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Lydia Brown

 Nia Jovan Andrews  10 Mar 2022

Lydia is a 48-year-old Chicago native with a very unique story, who with a disability takes care of her creative 13-year-old daughter, Lauren with the help of her boyfriend of nine years. Lydia narrates her journey like a true storyteller, authentically navigating through her truths, some truths that many would bury, but boldly, she speaks about becoming a panhandler at a young age. Through this experience learning so much about life and living in a city like Chicago. She began writing at 26-years-old as a way to cope but thought during the pandemic that it was time to share her journey through poetry.

Phat Tuesday Review – An Amazon Original Docuseries

 Nia Jovan Andrews  8 Feb 2022  1 Comment on Phat Tuesday Review – An Amazon Original Docuseries

Let me start by saying that I did not know what Phat Tuesday was being from Chicago. I have heard of all the comedy rooms throughout the city over decades, but few beyond. I saw one of my favorite comics Luenell (@heyluenell), go live on Instagram on Monday afternoon, so I jumped in to find out she was interviewed for a new docuseries on Amazon Prime, created by Guy Torry (Actor/comic), titled, Phat Tuesday that premiered February 4, 2022. I had to google it to learn it was a popular comedy room in Los Angeles back in the 1990s, Phat Tuesday at the Comedy Store. 

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Suicide Attempt Video is Not for Social Sharing

 Nia Jovan Andrews  16 Dec 2021

The mainstream media have gotten so much better at covering deaths by suicide. Now we must talk about social media…...

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Local Media Relevance – Economic Development for Black America ( a series: part 2)

 Nia Jovan Andrews  10 Jun 2021

The value of media in reinvesting in communities that have struggled through disinvestment Former President Obama mentioned in his interview…...

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Obama Presidential Center (OPC)

 Nia Jovan Andrews  10 Jun 2021

In the summer of 2020, when I drove through Jackson Park, just like every other part of Chicago, it was…...

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Economic Development for Black America (A series of articles – 1)

 Nia Jovan Andrews  2 Jun 2021

We are hearing so much about the Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre that occurred May 31 – June 1, 1921. It’s…...

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Exhausted. Tired of Media. Ready to Fight for Police Reform!

 Nia Jovan Andrews  23 Apr 2021

Ma’Kiah Bryant 16-years-old moved me to write this! “An act-of-passion crime-or a heat-of-the-moment type argument is not new for police…...

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Essential Oils and COVID-19 is there any there, there???

 Nia Jovan Andrews  7 Feb 2021

There’s no secret that this virus has been a mystery to even the most astute scientists. In the beginning, no…...

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