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Kehinde Wiley x Santigold


Santigold paired up with painter/artist Kehinde Wiley for the cover artwork of her upcoming album Master of My Make-Believe. The painting (in the photo above) is a small departure from Wiley's usual portraits of urban African-American men in historic European settings/backgrounds — as this marks the first time the artist has painted a female subject. The cover photo depicts Santigold in three forms: a mafia don, two Bond girls clad in Alexander Wang outfits and in Wiley's painting. Watch a "making of" video below and read our review of Kehinde Wiley's current show at The Jewish Museum.

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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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How Technology Is Playing a Crucial Role in the #EndSARS Protests

Young people in Nigeria have successfully managed to use technological innovations to organize and make the #EndSARS protests run incredibly efficiently and easily. This moment will go down in history as a revolution that was birthed via technology.