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Mo Farah, Amma Asante Receive Orders of The British Empire

Somali track star, Mo Farah was knighted by The Queen, while Ghanaian director Amma Asante received an MBE.

These African stars have been recognized by the Queen of England for their incredible contributions.

British-Somali star athlete and four-time Olympic gold medal winner, Mo Farah, was knighted on Tuesday, and recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for being the most successful track star in British history.

The athlete changed his Twitter name to "Sir Mo Farah" not shortly after.

Check out some footage of the track star after receiving his award below:

Ghanaian screenwriter and director, Amma Asante, received an MBE from Prince Charles this morning, for her contribution to film.

Earlier this month, Nigerian clothing designer, Ade Hassan, who created the Nubian Skin underwear line for black and brown women, received an MBE from The Queen for her success in the field of fashion.

Congrats to all these deserving talents!

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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