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Okayafrica Seeks Editorial Interns

Okayafrica seeks editorial interns in NYC.


We're looking for the brightest writers/bloggers in the NYC area to come aboard our team. To apply for Okayafrica's editorial internship send 2-3 writing samples and a resume to interns@okayafrica.com. Please indicate what field most interests you (music, art, film, fashion, politics, news).

-Must be NYC-based and able to make the commute to our Brooklyn office

-Have a strong background in writing

-Wordpress/blogging experience is a plus!

-Love for music, art, & culture from around Africa and the diaspora is highly encouraged

-The internship is unpaid

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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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