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“3 AM is the New Black” is a zine-style journal and series of multimedia spaces created by Reza Clifton to showcase art, essays & poems. “It is the intersection of high art, street art & critical social discourse.”


3 AM is the New Black Presents: Music Moves
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Have you made it to any of the exhibits or celebrations of “Music Moves,” a photography and multimedia project created by #3amblack Publisher-Editor Reza Clifton? To see and flip through a digital gallery of some of the photographs that have been shown click on the image image above or here.



To say thank you and to show our appreciation for all the support we’ve received since we launched “3 AM is the New Black” in November of 2013, we are providing access to the digital/online/flip version of the first issue. Click here to view it. For more…

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3 AM is the New Black, Issue 3

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To order a print/mailed copy of issue 3, click on the paypal link below or on the cover photo above to make a secure online payment. To purchase and view the online flip version, click here.

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“3 AM is the New Black” is a zine-style journal featuring art, essays, and poems. It is the intersection of high art, street art, and critical social discourse. It is the exploration, examination, and discussion of topics like afrofuturism, pan-africanism, and afrocentricity; feminism as (re)defined by women of color; and love, liberation, justice, diversity, inclusion and plurality. #3amblack is shared through both classic/low-fi mediums and digital spaces, eg. zines, postcards, blogs and podcasts.

Through our online spaces, you can join the conversation, purchase issues of each zine/journal, follow contributors, get digital excerpts, and find details about opportunities to pick up copies in person.

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3 AM is the New Black
Issues 1 and 2


Maneenee by Marie Michaelle is a poem featured in Issue 2 of 3 AM is the New Black – now available in an online, flip format. Click here to purchase and view the online version of Issue 2. Click here to purchase/view Issue 1.


Special Sale / Opportunity from 3 AM is the New Black
Issue 1 of #3amblack is available online for $10.00, as is Issue 2. But starting today, Friday, November 15, you can take advantage of a special “bundle offer” and get Issue 1 AND Issue 2 online for $10.00 – or half-off each one! Click here to visit our online store on Etsy for more information and to order/purchase your bundle today.


Shop for Books, Records AND #3AMBLACK!
As of November 13, there are officially four retail spaces in Rhode Island where you can spot and purchase your own copy of 3 AM is the New Black. Visit the stores in-person or click on their names below to connect to them online through Facebook. Thanks go out to the small-business owners and others in the community who’ve joined the #3amblack movement:

Fertile Underground Grocery store

Ada Books

Looney Tunes 

Recaptured Originals


For more information about retail, wholesale and advertising, call 401-217-9680.


Issue 1 and Issue 2 of ‘3 AM is the New Black’ are available!
You can purchase your copies online OR out in the community:



You can also purchase #3amblack through Etsy!
Buy a single copy or buy a stack of 10 at the wholesale rate.


Issue 2 is Out!!!

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3 AM is the New Black
A “zine” published by me, Reza Rites.
Click on the cover photo above to securely purchase issue 2 online or on the paypal link below.

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3 AM is the New Black is a recently-launched “zine” published by me, Reza Rites.
The majority of the content consists of art, poetry, and essays.
Ask me about #3amblack
OR purchase your copy in person:

TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 9, Fete Music
@ The Outrageous Life Tour
103 Dike Street, Providence, RI
$7 at the door
Doors open at 8 PM

Friday, October 11, Fertile Underground Grocery
Art & Poetry On-Demand, #3amblack On-Sale
1577 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
4 – 6 PM

Saturday, October 12, Jimmy’s Saloon
rhymeCulture Celebrates RI Women
37 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI
8 PM – 1 AM

Sunday, October 13, The Roi
Album & Book Release Party:
J9’s Lovers & Automatic Weapons: The Mediation Mix-Tape
150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI
$5, $10 with a copy of the Album
7 PM – 1 AM

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Purchase Issue 1 TODAY online and securely through paypal:

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3 AM is the New Black is a recently-launched “zine” from award-winning journalist Reza Clifton. Purchase Issue 1 TODAY and look out for issue 2. For information about circulation, wholesale/retail opportunities, and ad rates, contact 401-217-9680.

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