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Tracka De Day: Charlotte Dada Covers The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down" (1971)

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Charlotte Dada, Ghana's "Girl with the Golden Voice",  pleads for everlasting love in her rendition of The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down."As (some of our) summer flings come to an end, many of you may need Dada's soothing voice to cope with your dashed illusions of everlasting first loves. Or, her sweet sentiments about the matter might just make the pain worse. For those masochistic enough to listen, when this music hits, you may just feel some pain.

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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