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90s Fever Hits Nairobi At Thrift Social 5

Photos from 2manysiblings & Okayafrica’s 90s-themed style and music event.

On Friday, Okayafrica joined forces with 2manysiblings to present the latest edition of the city’s coolest style and music event. Thrift Social 5 was a special 90s-themed night market edition that featured performances by Just A Band, Shappaman and East African Wave.


Kenyan brother and sister Papa Petit and Velma Rossa launched the Thrift Social event series last year as a platform to promote young creative entrepreneurs while encouraging their peers to give back to the local community. In addition to shopping with some of the flyest vendors in Nairobi, attendees are encouraged to bring clothes and shoes to be donated to the Jacaranda School for the mentally handicapped.

Check out photos from the event above shot by Avid Clicks and Ojwok Photography.

Keep up with @thriftsocialnairobi on Instagram.

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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