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Femi Kuti: Why My Father Wouldn't Tweet [Okayafrica TV]

Femi Kuti discusses what his father's relationship with social media would have been, as well as best practices for twitter management.


In the latest OKATV exclusive our friend (and father of afrotweetFemi Kuti responds to the 'what ifs' of all 'what ifs': would his father have been on social media? How would Fela Kuti's political troubles have played out if newspapers had been swapped out for twitter and facebook? Femi also shares his own relationship with twitter, dispelling rumors (is 51 year-old Femi really behind all those tweets?) and offering tips for best practices. Watch our interview with the afrotwitter architect below.

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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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