ZORA
Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.
Untitled Portrait #1 from Simphiwe Ndzube’s Collection

T H E W H I T E M I R RO R

“We don’t understand you? Who can understand you, I wonder?..Don’t imagine such nonsense, child, and thank your good fortune that you have been received here. Are you not in a warm room, and in society from which…

Yes, Oprah Winfrey gave Dr. Oz a platform, but does that mean she is responsible for his actions or that she owes the Black community anything?

London, United Kingdom — March 13, 2018: Oprah Winfrey attends the European Premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ at BFI IMAX in London, England.

Yesterday, Black Twitter and others ripped Oprah Winfrey apart after Dr. Oz announced his plans to run as a Republican for an open U.S…

SPIRIT MEDICINE

This week’s spiritual guidance asks you to lean into your ancestors and make a move on your future.

The Uhambo, or chariot card, from the Akamara tarot deck.

“What you seek will always find you.”

Carry those words with you this week. Last week’s Spirit Medicine message of rest and recovery hit the nail on the head because this week…

DEAR ZORA

Spending the holidays with your dog might be healthier than with your family. (Illustration: Noon/Rawpixel)

Well, folks, it's that time of year again––the holidays. It's the time of year when you not-so-gleefully indulge in 30 pounds of ham over a belaboring three-week period even though you swore off meat ten months ago. It's your aunt's bourbon-glazed ham, and she's made it every year for as…

My father Maurice Liu, 1936, age 24. All images courtesy of the author

I was cleaning out my father’s office after his death when I discovered the history of his movie years, stuffed into a soft red and gold Moroccan leather folio. This trove of yellowing newspaper clippings and gauzy headshots thrilled me. …

QAnon “Shaman” Jake Angeli at the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Image: Getty

Earlier this month, a video went viral of a man who criticized Critical Race Theory but at the same time could not define it. The man said that Critical Race Theory was the most crucial issue in the Virginia gubernatorial election but later he could not define the theoretical framework…

Photo by Daniel Cheung on Unsplash

We’re coming upon what is perhaps the most notorious time of the year, the holiday season. There are usually two camps of people during the holiday season, those who love it and those who don’t. For those who love this time of year, gathering with family is one of the…

My Pen Is Mighty

Will Smith takes a picture with a fan. Note that he is at a promotional event and not at a more intimate family dinner. Image: Getty

Them: If Idris Elba was seated next to your table at a restaurant, what would you do?

Me: I’d have to tranquilize myself so I wouldn’t bother him.

You think I’m kidding? I most certainly am not. Celebrities deserve to be able to eat in peace at restaurants without worrying…

ZORA

Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

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