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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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End of an Era as Last South African Music Shops Set to Close

South Africa's Clicks Group has announced the imminent closure of its Musica stores—the last music stores in South Africa after 29 years.

South Africans are bidding farewell to Musica, yet another cultural giant which will be closing shop soon. Musica stores, which are owned by the South African Clicks Group, have been the leading music retailer in the sales of physical CDs and DVDs for close to three decades. Musica admittedly provided a home for many South Africans to leisurely browse through their favourite music in very much the same way book lovers do in book stores. However, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and having been outcompeted by the digital music world, all Musica stores across the country will be closing permanently.

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