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Blitz The Ambassador Shares a Ghana Black Stars Anthem for World Cup 2010

Watch the music video for Blitz The Ambassador's Ghana Black Stars anthem during World Cup 2010

With the “Black Stars” one kick away from becoming the first African team to reach a semifinal in the World Cup, we were all heartbroken when Ghana lost to Uruguay. But Ghana’s momentum going into their final game generated a tremendous response, including this anthem by Blitz the Ambassador, entitled “Ye da mo ase” (Black Stars).


Blitz, as usual, does the track justice and reminds us that although the Bafana Bafana lost, Africa came together as a continent to support Ghana.

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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