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Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya Got Snubbed at the Golden Globes and We're Over It

Black Twitter is not having it. But also, #Oprah2020.

Last night's Golden Globes were a rather eventful occasion that saw Hollywood's biggest names gather in Beverly Hills celebrate achievements in film and television.

While we were all rooting for Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya to win in their respective categories—not only because we "root for everybody black," but also because they were undeniably deserving—neither of our favorites took home awards.

It seems that most folks on the internet shared in our disappointment in the fact that black talent was once again snubbed. But sadly, no one was really surprised by this. It's the same story every year.

Issa did, however, win the red carpet.


But as always, black excellence still pushes through. Sterling K. Brown take home an award for Best Actor in a TV series for his role in This Is Us, and Aunty Oprah became the first black women to earn the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Her profound speech was the highlight of the show, and all anyone really cared to talk about. We are now all in agreement that Oprah Winfrey must be the next president of the United States. #Oprah2020

Watch Oprah's unforgettable speech below.

The other big talk of the night was the collective fashion statement made by those in attendance. Following the sexual assault crisis that has rocked Hollywood for the past several months, many of its biggest names showed up to the awards to declare that "time's up" on decades-long sexual misconduct in the industry by wearing all black as an "act of solidarity" with victims.

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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