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RIP Vine: Watch the 17 Funniest African Vines Here

The internet will never be the same. Check out our favorite African vines of all time.

We're saddened to hear today's news that in the next coming months, Vine will no longer be with us.


*insert several sobbing emojis here*

This app changed the viral content game when it launched in 2013—where the funniest and most engaging looping videos grabbed our eyes for what it felt like hours at a time.

Vine says in their statement that there are plans to keep the website online and plans to keep creators informed about the platform's next steps.

The app was the home to the online African comedians we now know so well—Chief Obi, AphricanApe, SamTakesOff and DreaKnowsBest to name a few.

As Africans we had our own hashtag communities—#AfricanParentsBeLike and #AfricansBeLike—where our tears of laughter brought us together knowing that we were never alone in our experiences being raised by African immigrants.

As we mourn the loss of the app that gave us Bobby Shmurda dancing to Sade, the cute ballerina doing her thing for the Vine and 'Why You Lyin,'" take a look at our favorite African Vines below:

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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