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NYC: Tiken Jah Fakoly-Saturday


Pony riding rasta and Côte d’Ivoire reggae icon Tiken Jah Fakoly will grace Central Park Summer Stage this Saturday at 3:00pm to wrap up the final concert of the Africa Series. Born into a griot family, Fakoly is known for his politically charged lyrics as well as an extensive carrier. Supporting artists include Brooklyn based Meta and The Cornerstones, a band whos players parts come from Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Japan, Texas, Israel, and Lebanon. Yes that's where they are from- you're not going crazy. This weekend on the other hand IS going to be crazy with all the non- stop events- See you in the field!

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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How Davido's 'FEM' Became the Unlikely #EndSARS Protest Anthem

When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.