Photo Essay: Two Congolese Women Rebuild Their Lives In Detroit

Photographer Lauren Santucci documents the ongoing impact of changes to the asylum-seeking process under the Trump Administration.

*All photos by Lauren Santucci. Faces in images have been concealed to protect subjects.

Kate and Pamela are cousins from the Republic of Congo, who after being targeted by their government, fled to Detroit where they applied for asylum in 2016. Back home in the Congolese capital of Brazzaville, the cousins feared a regime that imprisons and tortures anyone they view as threatening their power.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

In Photos: Solo and The BETR Gang ‘Tour Dates Delux' Album Launch

Photos from Solo and The BETR Gang album and tour dates launch.

South African hip-hop digital band Solo and The BETR Gang have been hard at work this year. The crew kicked off the year with a brand new album Tour Dates, which featured the likes of Maggz, K.O., L-Tido, Rouge, Reason, Moozlie, pH among others.

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They Fled Burundi. Now They're Opening Detroit's First East African Restaurant.

Photographer Lauren Santucci documents an asylum seeker family from Burundi as they adapt to their new lives in the United States.