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Stephen Marley Wants To Go To Africa

Okayafrica's reggae and dancehall sister (brother?) site LargeUp got to hang out with the legendary Stephen Marley at an exclusive listening session for his forthcoming LP Revelation Part 1 — The Root of Life. As the release date approaches (it’s slated to drop on Tuesday, May 24th), our friend Eddie Stats of LargeUp (and Okayplayer!) had a long one-on-one with the man himself.


Check out the personal, full interview in which Stephen speaks about remembering his father, songs with Rakim and Black Thought slated for Revelation — Part 2, the importance of Africa ("Made In Africa" features Wale and the cast of  FELA! on Broadway), and his wish to take his show to the Continent.

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'This Is One Too Many'—African Union Condemns the Murder of George Floyd

"The African Union is distressed to witness yet another unwarranted execution of another African-American male."

The African Union Commission, has condemned the police killing of George Floyd and denounced ongoing racism against Black people in the United States.

In a statement released on Friday, the chairman of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, recalled the Union's "Resolution on Racial Discrimination" which was established during the AU's First assembly in 1964, which denounces racism against African-Americans in the US. "The Chairperson of the African Union Commission firmly reaffirms and reiterates the African Union's rejection of the continuing discriminatory practices against Black citizens of the United States of America," read the statement.

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#JusticeForUwa, Nigerians Demand Answers for Student Killed in Church

Nigerians are outraged by the continued gender-based violence in the country following the death of 22-year-old student Vera Omozuwa in a Benin City church.