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Remembering Patrice Lumumba In Photos

Remembering Patrice Lumumba in photos. The Congolese anti-colonial leader and first prime minister was assassinated on this day 53 years ago today.

Today we remember the life and ideas of Congolese anti-colonial leader and inaugural Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, who died 53 years ago. Seven months after delivering his fiery, unrehearsed Independence Day speech (which you can watch below) detailing the atrocities and injustices bestowed upon the Congolese people, Lumumba was assassinated by firing squad in a coup backed by U.S. and Belgian powers. Above, we take a look at Lumumba's life in photos.


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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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