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People Are Going on Strike For a National “Day Without Immigrants”

Several businesses in major cities across the U.S. are closed today for a national strike in protest of Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

Trump is a damn fool and, today, immigrants across the United States are letting him know it.


Several businesses in major cities such as Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Austin are closed today for a national "Day Without Immigrants," in protest of President Cheeto Satan's crackdown on immigration, which has included his anti-Muslim travel ban, as well as his proposed plan to seal the U.S.-Mexican border.

In order to emphasize the invaluable contributions of immigrants to American society, demonstrators in various states have chosen to skip work today and to boycott certain establishments. Some children in D.C. and New Jersey have stayed home from school.

Many on Twitter have called out the apparent hypocrisy and outright idiocy of Trump's anti-immigration measures, sharing their support for the movement using the hashtag #DayWithoutImmigrants.

You will learn today, Cheetolini!

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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