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We've Fallen For This Viral Celebration of Multiethnic Relationships

Couples of color from various racial and ethnic backgrounds have taken to social media to participate in the #PocInlove movement.

In a country where people of color are continuously excluded from mainstream representation, movements that celebrate diversity are increasingly vital.


Today, people are celebrating the beauty in diversity by posting pictures of themselves and their partners using the hashtag #PoCInLove.

Couples of color from various racial and ethnic backgrounds have taken to social media to participate in the movement and share their colorful stories of love.

I mean, how could you possibly hate on this?

For the movement's creator, who began sharing stories under her account Beauty In Color, the hashtag is all about expanding representation beyond just heterosexual, white love.“People don’t realize when you’re not included in mainstream representation, you create your own representation. Hence how I started my page," she told Buzzfeed.

“There’s not many stories out there about couples who are Arab and black or Filipino and Mexican or just black and black or Asian couples,” she said. “There’s really nothing about poly and LGBTQ+ couples that are people of color either.”

I can't understand why anyone wouldn't want to see more of this.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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