Tanikia “Nikki” Carpenter

Born on the South side of Chicago, Tanikia is a writer and actress. She is the founder of Good Content Productions which tells stories of Black culture that have been overlooked and forgotten. She is also the creator of Black Owned Chicago which is a resource for the city to support Black businesses. Her work has been featured on the TLC Network, ESSENCE, and Huffington Post, just to name a few. Tanikia received her B.F.A. in Media Studies from North Park University with a minor in Africana Studies. During her time at North Park she led a group of students on a mission trip to Zambia, was editor of the campus newspaper, and became the first African American homecoming queen. Immediately after graduating she interned in Jackson, Mississippi under Dr. John Perkins and transcribed his memoir Love is the Final Fight. She also curated events featuring Civil Rights Activists such as Charles Evers, brother of Medgar Evers, and more. When she isn’t writing or on stage, she’s raising her brilliant daughter India and loving on her amazing husband, Stephen.

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