Amani Sams exhibits the pure essence of what Black Girl Magic means. She is not only an educator, editor of a magazine and preparing for a national beauty pageant according to Rolling Out. Sams starts her day at 5 AM to all manage her endeavors.
“I have learned to master balance,” Sams said during a recent interview. “During the week I work full time, and at night I try to write up articles and work on my magazine. Every night and weekend. It never stops” she told Rolling Out.
Sams is the Editor and Digital Media Director of Aman Magazine. The magazine has had some amazing women to grace the cover of their magazine including Ariel Anderson, Kierra Douglas, sisters and stars on the E! reality series “WAGS Atlanta”, and their castmate Hope Wiseman.
If Sams didn’t have enough projects, she has also created two other magazines Aman Magazine Latina and Teen Aman Magazine. “Aman Magazine Latina is in Spanish, and Teen Aman Magazine highlights opportunities for scholarships, the college experience, and any other topics related to school,” Amani Sams said.
The bi-monthly magazine began publishing in the summer of 2016 and now reaches between 2,000 – 3,000 people through an email newsletter with a link to the latest issue. Sam
Sams journey in college led her to write for various publications and compete in pageants while attending Georgia Gwinnett College.
“Before I became a teacher, I would write for several different publications, and while in college, I was taking an elective and decided to work with kids. I fell in love with their personalities. Since graduating, I’ve been teaching pre-K for about four years,” Sams told Rolling Out.
Amani Sams plans to focus on the literacy of children for her pageant platform. She won the title of Miss Black Lawrenceville US Ambassador 2016 and Miss Black Lawrenceville USA 2017 helped push her purpose and passion.
“Being a pageant girl, you have to have a platform. Therefore, I’m an ambassador of change. I will go into my community and work to implement things I’m passionate about. I focused on childhood literacy because I’m a teacher,” Sams said. “I would go to various schools and read to the students. I partnered up with Sandra Deal, wife of Governor Nathan Deal, whose platform is also childhood literacy.”
Sams will represent Georgia at the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America Pageant Aug. 18 in Kansas City, Missouri.