Last Tuesday my neighbor broke the news to me that our dear friend Dr. Niama Williams died last Saturday. There isn't an obituary, but there is a fund circulating on her Twitter page for her funeral and expenses.
Dr. Ni was a dear friend of mine and I'm still in shock. I met her in 2010 at the Friends of Black History Month's celebration. She was selling books, we talked about writing, and became great friends. She's been a great inspiration over the years and I will miss her dearly.
Rest easy, Dr. Ni. You are loved and missed.