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Jay Z's 'Discovering New Talent' In Nigeria

Jay Z confirms that he's sent his cousin and Roc Nation director of mobile strategies to scout for 'new talent' in Nigeria.

Yesterday afternoon Jay Z took to his twitter to defend the status and building process of his new streaming service Tidal, which launched last month. In between a string of #TidalFacts that focused on the company's long-term goals, Mr. Carter revealed that his cousin's "just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent." Several outlets have noted that the cousin Jay refers to is Briant “Bee-High” Biggs, Roc Nation's current director of mobile strategies. Instagram shows that he's been hanging out at Mavin Records' headquarters, where he's met label songstress Di'Ja and presumably other artists. It makes sense now that fellow Roc Nation signee Jay Electronica is currently in Nigeria as well. We know Jay Z's already met Ice Prince. Who else do you think he's scouting for Roc Nation?


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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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