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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


When racialized horror gets too deep, some viewers tune in while others tune out


Spirit Medicine

Amber the Alchemist pulls a tarot and an oracle card just for you

Revelation: Akamara Tarot


From the ‘Zola’ movie trailer to Lil Nas X’s controversial video, here’s what’s been going on in the world this week!


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

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


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


It’s okay if your edges aren’t laid.

Black woman covering face with a hand, standing in a field of tall grass.
Black woman covering face with a hand, standing in a field of tall grass.
Photo: Ricaldo Donaldson/Pexels


From mint to rooibos to matcha, take the time to pour into yourself

Pouring tea into a tea cup from a tea kettle.
Pouring tea into a tea cup from a tea kettle.
Photo: Erik Witsoe/EyeEm/Getty Images


Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Artist Carrie Mae Weems at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York in 2016. Photo: Photo: Stephanie Diani/The New York Times/Redux

“The first time I picked up that camera, I thought, ‘Oh, okay. This is my tool. This is it.’” — Carrie Mae Weems

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