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Radically Accepting Myself According to Chani Nicholas

Chani Nicholas takes her empowering words of affirmation to the next level, arming us with the knowledge we need to embody the best versions of ourselves. It didn’t take me long to smash that pre-order button when beloved online astrologer Chani Nicholas announced her first book, You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self...

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Summer Walker’s Altar Shouldn’t Be a Big Deal Considering How Ritualistic Christianity Is

Responses to Summer Walker’s altar were rife with anti-Black commentary and lacked historical knowledge around Black people’s relationship to witchcraft. Twitter has been a source of a lot of criticism about singer-songwriter Summer Walker for the last couple of weeks. Some critiques have been valid, and come from a place of good faith; most have...

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The ‘Charmed’ Reboot Still Has A Lot To Learn About Portraying Black Characters

The treatment of Black characters on “Charmed” is still lacking in nuance, but I believe it still has the potential to be headed in the right direction. This essay contains spoilers for “Charmed” By Cosima Smith I grew up watching “Charmed”—the original, slightly dated, and very white version—and dreaming about witchcraft, magic, and the “Power...

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Sabrina Spellman and the Trope of the Frivolous White Girl

Sabrina’s privilege lets her get away with everything, turning her into your basic TV frivolous white girl. by Negesti Kaudo Note: light spoilers of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ ahead. Sabrina Spellman, the teenage witch, has always been quirky, blonde, and charming. Whether you were first introduced to her through reading the comics, watching the 90s...

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Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is Another Settler-Colonial Narrative

The roots of Black and Indigenous spiritual practices and witchcraft carry Sabrina’s narrative and many other white witch-centered narratives.  By Briana L. Ureña-Ravelo This essay contains spoilers for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” When I first saw the trailer for Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” before it was released last week, it piqued my interest. Though...

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Our Cultures Have Always Been A Weapon Against White Supremacy

It is clear that the cultures of Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples are incredibly significant because of how much white people fear them. Throughout history, cultural traditions have been used to mobilize groups of Black and Brown people together against a common threat—white supremacy. People of color have survived centuries of endless white violence and,...

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Four Hoodoo Rituals For The Full Moon And Beyond

If you’re having trouble building a practice due to the lack of rigid schedules or want to put a little oomph behind your work, turn to the full moon — it will always smile upon you. The full moon is source of power and energy but I often tell people that we don’t use the...