Nia Noire derives from Swahili (Nia) and French (Noire) origins
NIA is the Swahili term for "purpose" or "intention." Nia is the foundation of the Nguzo Saba principle committing to the collective vocation of building, developing and defending our community, its culture and history in order to regain our greatness as a people
NOIRE is the feminine French translation for "black"
We use these terms together to emphasize the importance of using our stories as healing power.
When facing our challenges and our struggles, we have the ability to overcome by turning our problems into our purpose-- sharing our stories with our communities to help those seeking their own life's path.