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NYC: MyronChristian Macauley Art Exhibit w/ Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew Live Performance


NYC! Join Sierra Leonean visual artist MyronChristian Macauley as he presents his latest collection, A Weapon More Powerful, in support of  The Mama Ayo Foundation — an organization striving to establish a leadership camp for former child soldiers, orphans, and abandoned children affected by the civil war in Sierra Leone. The presentation will feature live performances by SL's very best Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew and Whitney Hunter. Head to White Box (329 Broome St.) in the LES to catch this all-Leonean night of art/music plus an open wine bar (we see you). Double-click the picture above to view all details.

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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