Nakia Swinton

Nakia (Kia) Swinton is an ambitious young Jersey girl trying to make her mark in New York City's media industry. Her work incorporates her love of politics, comedy and media to citizens worldwide.

Why Some Black People Are Still Supporting Donald Trump

Why Some Black People Are Still Supporting Donald Trump While majority of black Americans tend to disagree with Trump, I wanted to understand the part of the community that still supports the President. *This article was meant to be published February 2018 when the pitch was picked up by VICE. Since VICE decided to ultimately not publish I decided to publish it here.* Not too long ago Kanye West shocked fans, Republicans, the black community, and the entire pop culture world when he tweeted a

Why Its Hypocritical to Claim You’re “Woke” and Still Watch the SuperBowl.

Today marks one of the biggest days for sports fans and maybe even one of the biggest days in American culture. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching football with my dad and had even more excitement when Super Sunday finally arrived. I truly enjoyed everything about the big game whether it be scarfing down nachos with my family, shushing others to hear the commercials or rooting for the Steelers to get their fifth ring.

What Do We Do When Congress Won’t Pick Up Our Calls?

Like many other Americans I find myself wanting to be more active in our government after this very long election that was filled with more hate and divide than usual. I have always been interested in the government and as much as people like to claim they “do not like politics,” the government obviously has an impact on our day-to-day decisions. Whether its the meat we choose for our bodega sandwich or how much money we pay for our contraceptives, the government can easily influence everything

Shining Some Light On Our Black Senators for Black History Month

Spotlighting the Senate’s rising stars Kamala Harris and Cory Booker who also happen to be showing their #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy During Black History Month its seems that we tend to recognize the same individuals from the past (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass and you know the rest.) Not throwing any shade at these groundbreaking leaders, but lets change it up a bit for the first black history month during the Trump era.