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Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photos: The Stunning Faces of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE, Labor Day Edition

Here's what went down at the epic Labor Day edition of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE in photos.

Labor Day marks the near-end of the summer, so you know OkayAfrica and Everyday People's last EVERYDAY AFRIQUE of the year was the place to be.

Brooklyn's Output was filled with beautiful black and brown folks clad in gorgeous hues of yellow with post-West Indian Day Parade flags in tow. Groovy sounds were provided by DJ Moma, Rich Knight, DJ Cortega, Underdog, Kashaka, DJ Bembona, K-Meta and Uproot Andy.

Take a look at our recap photos below that show the gorgeous attendees, shot by Oluwaseye Olusa and Redens Desrosiers.



Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Redens Desrosiers.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

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