BLACKLIT: Community Rallies $20,000 to Save Local Bookstore

Nia & Tahj in front of their storefront on opening day.

Nia-Tayler Clark radiated a sense of calm as she sat across from me in BLACKLIT, the bookstore that she founded as a safe space to address the lack of minority representation in literature. One would never assume that she had found the locks changed and an eviction notice on her door just a few days prior.