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DC: 'MERKATO' at JoJo's


We recently wrote about MERKATO, the amazing documentary project about one of the largest and oldest open-air markets in Africa. The film focuses on the differing lives of a selected group of locals with ties to the market and the ominous threat of modernization. Now's your chance to meet the filmmaker, Sosena Solomon, Thursday night at JoJo's (1518 U st NW) in Washington, DC. Solomon will be sharing a clip from the film as well as a photography installation at the event which is focused on raising funds for the completion of the project.

Purchase advance tickets here. Details below.

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'This Is One Too Many'—African Union Condemns the Murder of George Floyd

"The African Union is distressed to witness yet another unwarranted execution of another African-American male."

The African Union Commission, has condemned the police killing of George Floyd and denounced ongoing racism against Black people in the United States.

In a statement released on Friday, the chairman of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, recalled the Union's "Resolution on Racial Discrimination" which was established during the AU's First assembly in 1964, which denounces racism against African-Americans in the US. "The Chairperson of the African Union Commission firmly reaffirms and reiterates the African Union's rejection of the continuing discriminatory practices against Black citizens of the United States of America," read the statement.

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