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Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Our Mission

We believe it is our duty to keep the narratives of the Black diaspora alive through storytelling. Black Diaries provides a space for people of color to share their personal narratives for the purpose of community building. 

We share narratives of the Black diaspora through storytelling, promoting children's literacy, and book publications.This is accomplished through: our social media , book publications, and community organizing projects.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a trailblazer in social change, creating a society where people of color will experience justice and equality. We are a 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City.



The principal objectives of Black Diaries shall be:

• To create or enhance community among individuals of color nationally and internationally.

• To focus on community empowerment for the purpose of enabling more people of color, specifically in low-income environments, to play an active role in the decisions that affect their neighborhoods.

• To inform the public of the negative consequences of racial discrimination and systemic oppression, while challenging racial stereotypes.

• To ensure the social equality of all citizens and eliminate race prejudice.

Our Team

We love building community

Nzinga-Christina Reid, LMSW

Founder and President 

Nzinga-Christina (Tiny) Reid, LMSW is an author, activist, and social justice advocate from Vallejo, CA. Her work centers around anti-racism. Ms. Reid holds a BA in Sociology from USC and a Masters of Science from Columbia University School of Social Work, specializing in Social Enterprise Administration- Nonprofit Business Management. In 2015 she co-founded along with Tyrone Nero, a 501(c)(3) which shares the personal narratives of people of color. 

Matthew Gray 

Marketing Director

Matthew Gray, born in Carson, CA is a communication specialist adept at social media, public speaking , special events coordination, and community relations. Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in 2012. 

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