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Watch Solange’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ & ‘Cranes in the Sky’ Videos

Solange shares new music videos for A Seat at the Table's "Don't Touch My Hair" and "Cranes in the Sky"

On Friday, Solange Knowles triumphantly returned with her fourth studio album, A Seat at the Table. A sprawling 21 tracks long, the project features contributions by Lil Wayne, Sampha, Blood Orange, Tweet, Moses Sumney, Q-Tip, The-Dream, Kelly Rowland, Kelela, Sean Nicholas Savage, Olugbenga, Kwes, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness) and many more.


Described as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing,” it’s accompanied by a digital book of lyrics/poems and photos taken by Barcelona-based photographer Carlota Guerrero, who shot the album’s cover image and is credited with art direction on the project.

Late Sunday night, Solange shared a pair of new music videos off the album for the Sampha-featuring “Don't Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky.” Directed by Solange and the singer’s husband, Alan Ferguson, the videos have the kind of gorgeous aesthetic you’d expect from a Solange visual.

A Seat at the Table is out now. You can grab it at Apple Music.

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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