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Everyday Afrique Style: NYC's Most Beautiful People Close Out The Summer

Here's how New York City's best dressed closed out the summer at Okayafrica and Everyday People's Everyday Afrique party in Brooklyn.

On Monday, we teamed up with our friends from Everyday People for the second ever EVERYDAY AFRIQUE at Output in Brooklyn. The first edition of the party saw 1,400 of New York's best dressed turn out for an Africa Day rooftop celebration. This time, nearly two thousand of NYC's most beautiful people turned up to close out the summer with sets from Okayafrica Electrafrique’s own DJ Underdog, NYC-based DJ/producer Kashaka, and Everyday People resident DJs mOma, Rich Knight, and Kwasi Fordjour. Above, we picked out some of our favorite Everyday Afrique looks.


Photos by Leon Williams (@leonwilliamsnyc), Isaac Campbell (@reallifesoup), Kadeem Johnson (@Kjohn_lasoul), Alec Hartnett (@nyc.bongo)

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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