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Black Folks Won Halloween 2017 With These Incredible Costumes

These folk took Halloween to the next level this year with this standout costumes.

Halloween might be over, but that doesn't mean we can't still revel in all of the outstanding costumes we saw this year—and there were many.

We were overwhelmed with the amount of clever, well-executed costumes that crossed our timelines over the past week. It seems as though every year, costumes get grander and more creative, and we're here for it. We're already thinking of ways that we can step our game up and perhaps "win" Halloween next year, like these folks did.

Below are some photos of the standout costumes from celebs and folks that tagged us on Instagram, and some corny commentary to go with them. Enjoy!


Mans is definitely not hot in this Big Shaq costume.

Jackie Aina and her boo can serve us up some "Good Burger" any day of the week

She's giving us the "Sweetest Taboo" with this classic Sade costume.

This genius costume, captures how much we all love Fenty Beauty

There must be some African Clovers in the atmosphere.

We have a serious "Love Jones" for this couple and their black love films-inspired costume.

This person got hella "breative" with this Insecure "bostume" (be sure to click through )

We wanna "rock with Solange all night" in this glowing MJ-inspired ensemble.

This Fresh Prince is our only sunshine.

Duckie Thot as a historically accurate Cleopatra

Evelyn from The Internets as Wednesday Adams' sister Black Friday, has us spooked out in the best way possible

We'd travel the world on a magic carpet with this stunning Princess Jasmine.

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When you're still not willing to let go of "Chewing Gum"

This Frieda Khalo deserves endless self-portraits.

You gotta love the Carters.

We want to paint with all the colors of the wind with this spot-on Pocahontas


This one just speaks for itself, honestly.



This adorable child "reclaiming her candy" as Aunty Maxine is simply everything.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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