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Nura Magazine is a lifestyle women's feature for our sophisticated ladies of urban communities. You will find articles on world news, beauty, health, fashion, relationships, travel and business. *


Our Mission is to empower women to find the best with in themselves, to encourage high level thinking, and inspire them to take action toward a fulfilling life.You will find a balance of celebrity gossip as well as food for thought in life's complexities.








The name NURA is derived from the Arabic language meaning "the Light". Light is a metaphor for wisdom, knowledge, and truth. The purpose of light is to give a clear perception of what may not be seen otherwise.The best example is given in Plato's Allegory of the Cave. The men of the cave thought they knew everything there was to know about life until they were expose to light. Light in that example was not only a representation of knowledge but truth. Nura Magazine hopes to provide articles that are captivating yet rich with wisdom. 

Imani Camp/ Managing Editor


J. Bella Graves / Content Editor

Auntea Marie (Media International) / PR & Brand Management


Jeannette Butler / Marketing & Sales Manager   


Eric Jackson / Social Media & Brand Ambassador   

Onyebuchi "Phil" Ohaka / Journalist


Whitney J. / Staff Writer


Latisha Carr / Staff Writer

Tracy Timeberlake / Staff Writer, Blogger


Beatriz Encarnacion/ Staff Writer

Karen Shelton / Staff Writer


Janine Muhammad / Marriage & Family Therapist

Kamilah Clark / International Correspondent

Latoiya  Crawford/ Make-Up & Beauty Consultant

Braedon Jenkins / Multimedia Specialist


Eze Ebrina  / Photographer


John Barham / Photographer


Douglas Crocker / Editorial Consultant


John Blassingame / Distribution Consultant

Akilah Clark / Co-Founder & Publisher        
Akilah is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master's Degree in Project Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising & Public Relations. She began her career as a public relations intern at Corporate Paychex writing articles for the internal newsletter. In 2008, she co-founded Capstone HEROES, an organization which sought help ease transitional issues for veterans as they integrate back into civilian life. Through Capstone HEROES she helped to build  Veteran's Academies at Institutions in Western New York. In 2010, she partnered with organizations to produce the annual "What Women Want Weekend" an ultimate get-a-way retreat for women which raises awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. She currently serves on the board of The 100 Fathers Inc. representing Mothers and Families. Akilah has overseen a number of small businesses but finds her true passion for women empowerment and literacy. 

Crystal Davis / Co-Founder & Editor in Chief 
Crystal is a graduate of Norfolk State University with her Bachelors in Psychology. While in school Crystal served as a faithful tutor and mentor to several young girls. She also studied and interned abroad in London, UK. While in London Crystal developed a mentoring program for the young offenders within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea known as the Reintegrating Adolescence Program (RAP). Crystal is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work. Crystal is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Outside of Nura Magazine Crystal can be found mentoring young women in the community.  

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