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MoBlack's Afro-House Tribute To Kwame Nkrumah's Independence Speech

Afro-house producer MoBlack honors Ghana's upcoming 57th Anniversary of Independence with the Kwame Nkrumah sampling 'Freedom.'


Ghana's 57th anniversary of independence is coming up on March 6th. To celebrate the occasion Italian/Ghana-based DJ/producer MoBlack took to the beatmaking room to pay tribute to Kwame Nkrumah's iconic independence speech delivered in 1957. "Freedom," the sample-heavy afro-house track, comes adorned with edits of Nkrumah's speech, handclaps, and percussive whistle effects. The accompanying video features cut and pasted black and white archival footage of Ghana's journey to independence. Grab a download of "Freedom" and watch the video below.

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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