Madamenoire's Managing Editor Wants Your Pitches

Madamenoire's Managing Editor Wants Your Pitches

A few of my favorite online publications include madamenoire and hellobeautiful, all under the Urban One banner of black-owned media companies. Under the One Digital house of websites include NewsOne, GlobalGrind and

Get to know this brand because they pay freelance writers and because they are a great group of people. Not only because I've made money as a working freelance journalist with them in the past but because they DO pay their writers but because I've met some of the best black female editors on their team over the years.

IDA HARRIS, Managing Editor of @madamenoire posted that She wants to make something clear

In case I wasn’t clear—Pitch me.

Dear MadameNoire Family: A Letter From The Managing Editor

I’ve been a producer of content across multiple editorial roles: journalist, copywriter, copy editor, essayist and most recently senior editor at Black Enterprise. Above all, I am a storyteller. After years of putting in that work, I’m proud to announce that I’ve joined the Interactive One family as managing editor for MadameNoire. 

Consider this a power move in that I am now empowered to curate unapologetic content at the intersection of Blackness, culture and womanhood, while shifting the power of storytelling into the hands of Black women whose narratives have otherwise been rejected—unheard, under-appreciated, underestimated and underrepresented.

In the spirit of my foremothers Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange and Maya Angelou, my goal is to provide a stage for incredibly profound art and achievement; for remarkable histories and experiences; and for the most enchanting lives and lore known to the Black diaspora. I am committed to celebrating and centering and amplifying these stories through the lense of Black women—for the gaze of Black women. 

MadameNoire is a space for women who occupy the world over from the corners of South Jamaica to the back blocks of Leimert Park; from the Delta to Decatur; from community college to Howard University; from Bedford Hills to Boardrooms because all Black women matter, all Black women deserve, all Black women will be heard. 

Watch us work.

With Love,

Ida Harris 

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About MadameNoire

MadameNoire is the leading lifestyle website for Black women with more than 4 million unique visitors per month (comScore). MadameNoire launched in 2010, to serve as a daily source of news and inspiration for smart, stylish Black women. The site’s mission is to empower women of color with engaging content that covers everything from health, fashion and beauty to career, parenting, entertainment and breaking news.


The Squad @ Madamenoire

Ida Harris | Managing Editor

Ida Harros

Ida Harris is the managing editor of She curates + oversees MadameNoire’s day-to-day editorial operations. She writes all things at the intersection of Blackness + womanhood. Ida is currently adapting her essay The Ethics of Living #Me Too In A World of Bill Cosbys and Phylicia Rashads into a collection of essays. She is a child of Hip Hop.

Veronica Wells | Culture Editor

Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells-Puoane is the culture editor at She is the author of “Bettah Days” and You’ll Be All Write, a Q&A  journal for Black women. Veronica is also the creator of the website NoSugarNoCreamMag.

Tanay Hudson | Senior Writer

Tanay Hudson

Tanay hails from Queens, New York. ​She’s a proud HBCU graduate who doubles as a journalist and a psychotherapist. She’s received her Bachelors in Sociology from Norfolk State University, her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and her Master of Journalism degree from Hofstra University. 

Shannon Dawson | Staff Writer

Shannon Dawson

Shannon Dawson is a podcaster, former radio host, and digital content writer based in New York City. She’s previously penned for sites including Power 96.5 FM in Lansing, Michigan, and WGCI Chicago.

Natasha Decker | Staff Writer

Natasha Decker/MadameNoire Staff


Natasha Decker is a writer whose work primarily focuses on pop culture, beauty, and Blackness. When she’s not typing away for Madame Noire, she’s probably off taking a solo trip, reading a new book, cooking, or talking about the latest thing to go viral with friends. 

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