BLK Voices is a quarterly magazine that aims to amplify the collective Black experience through art, culture and community. We are based in Lancaster, PA with writers and contributors from around the world. We accept submissions from incarcerated writers and artists, and we ship to prisons upon request. We believe everyone has a story and there is power and healing in telling your story in a way that liberates us from the chains of silence.
We created this magazine during the turmoil of 2020 with intention to create a safe and celebrated space for the Black community to express, heal and process their experiences in the world. We pay homage to the radical fearlessness and creativity of Wallace Thurman, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston's, FIRE! Magazine, published during the Harlem Renaissance. Similar to FIRE! Magazine, our mission aligns with their aim to "combat both the marginalization of Black writers [and artists] in the mainstream literary world and the strictures placed on their art ..." We have a common goal to "express ourselves freely and independently" while inviting others to do the same.
This publication not only feels good for the soul, but it is also physically designed to feel good in your hands.
We are here to celebrate and amplify the Black experience. BLK Voices magazine teaches others about our culture and experiences through stories and artwork from Black folk writing their own narratives and history as it unfolds before them. Read BLK Voices with an open heart and mind and we hope you continue to spread what you've learned to others while applying the lessons in your daily life.
Meet The Team
Editor in Chief
Evita Colon is an award winning, multi-hyphenate creative entrepreneur. In addition to being a published poet, she is the owner/founder of various creative enterprises such as Speak to My Soul LLC, BLK Voices Magazine, and co-owner of A Concrete Rose. She has written, directed and produced 4 theatrical productions which debuted in front of sold-out audiences and authored a book by the same name of her play, Speak to My Soul: A Montage of Voices. Evita has been featured on Huffington Post, published by Black Girls Rock! digital on BET.com and featured on a billboard at Express Store in Times Square. She is a part of Natalie Stewart of Floetry’s FLO POETS, an international spoken word collective and has performed on stages from the US to the UK. She continues to use her creativity as a catalyst for change and the foundation for much needed conversations that push society forward.