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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.
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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…

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…

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…

ACROSS THE POND

The Netflix blockbuster, The Harder They Fall, had me squealing! That’s because it hit me different than most people watching it. It spoke to my Black Power self, my Black feminist self, my lover of global Black music self but also my Pan African- and Rasta- minded self.

The film…

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN — NOVEMBER 10: Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down on the stand as he testifies about his encounter with the late Joseph Rosenbaum during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse GETTY IMAGES

Last week, the trial to determine the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse hit a crescendo, and social media was buzzing about everything from Judge Bruce Schroeder’s potentially biased behavior throughout the trial to Rittenhouse’s Academy Award-worthy performance during his testimony. The legal proceedings around the Rittenhouse trail have been riddled with…

SPIRIT MEDICINE

The elder tarot card from the Akamara deck

Stored within us are the lessons + wisdom not only from our ancestors, but from past experiences and past lives. This week, Spirit brings our attention to the ways in which we so often trust in the wisdom of our loved ones without honoring our own wisdom first.

For this…

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