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Unapologetic. Ours. A publication from Medium for Black women.

LIFE & DEATH

Some people were monuments. They were institutions. Eras. And losing X is losing the only other person who remembers what I remember about us.

With DMX on the set of Aaliyah’s posthumous ‘I Miss You’ video shoot, 2002.


Black actors settling for trauma roles should be a thing of the past

Photo: Marsai Martin/Getty Images


The poet and organizer reflects on writing, hoops, and relationships

Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Jennie Bergqvist


The ZORA Interview

Rowland’s New EP ‘K’ Releases Today, Plus She’s Not Rushing the ‘Snap Back’ Body After Birth of Baby Noah

Photo of Kelly Rowland with a logo that says “THE ZORA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW” on the right.
Photo of Kelly Rowland with a logo that says “THE ZORA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW” on the right.
Illustration by Dennis Huynh for ZORA. Photo courtesy of Kelly Rowland.


Photo illustration; image source: Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

An interview with the 96-year-old legendary actress about her new book


First Look: Davis talks about Ma Rainey’s swagger and Chadwick Boseman’s last role

Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Viola Davis talks to ZORA about Ma Rainey for the Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play, directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Chadwick Boseman. Photos: David Lee/Netflix


The Grammy-nominated multi-hyphenate and new mom shares her love of reading through social media

A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
Photo courtesy of Amerie.


From cooking a billion dinners to homeschooling their kids, celebs share how Mother’s Day is the same yet different this year

Nicole Ari Parker, Sophie Tei Naaki Lee Kodjoe, Boris Kodjoe, and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images


During a public health crisis that compels us to stay indoors, these digital communal moments are opportunities to lean into joy

A photo of Toni Braxton.
A photo of Toni Braxton.
Singer and actress Toni Braxton attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations screening and Q&A of “Faith Under Fire” at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on June 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images


Erika Alexander, a star of the beloved sitcom, on the systemic ignorance behind the battle

The cast of “Living Single.” Photo: Fox

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