Meet the Voices

Alexandria Mason: Editor in Chief, Contributor
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Alexandria is a current senior from Milwaukee, WI majoring in journalism with minors in Afro-American studies and Women’s studies. Through her work with The Black Voice, she hopes to encourage Black students to amplify their own voices and narratives on campus and remind students that although we are few in numbers, we are strong in impact. When she is not working on The Black Voice, Alexandria interns at Madison Magazine and researches the coverage of Black Lives Matter on cable news networks with the hopes of pursuing a doctorate in mass communications.

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Marquise Mays: Contributor
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Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a proud Riverside Alum, Marquise Mays is currently in his junior year, double majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with an emphasis in Strategic Communication and Communication Arts with an emphasis in Film, Art, & TV. The current President of the Wisconsin Black Student Union, his personal pronouns are he/his/him. Currently he is interested in the representation of Blackness in media, visual arts, multimedia journalism, social media and academia.He lives by the quote, “Don’t let the purpose get lost in the process.”

Nia Scott: Web Manager, Contributor
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Nia Scott is a multimedia artist, activist, and scholar from Tampa, Florida attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott is the creator of Beyond Acknowledgment, a personal, community rooted declaration of space and artistic development, as well as the Beyond Acknowledgment Film Collective, which is a solidarity of artists who create for the betterment of their art, their community, their intersections, and their professional development. Scott is a proud member of Black on Black Rhyme’s Word of Mouth poetry troupe, JVN Project’s Media and Marketing team, and the Steven Universe fan club.

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Kiara Childs: Social Media Manager
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Kiara is a current senior from Milwaukee, WI majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and Gender and Women’s Studies. Outside of class, Kiara researches social movements and media activism hoping to find ways to fight racial inequality. Through her research and work with the Black Voice, she hopes to encourage others to love their Blackness and find their voice. When she is not working on college assignments, you can find her catching up on the latest TV shows, pondering her next hairstyle and making memories with her friends.

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