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Video: Usher x Sinkane x The Afghan Whigs 'Runnin'"

Watch Sudanese-bred Sinkane perform his upbeat single "Runnin'" with Usher and The Afghan Whigs live at SXSW.


Photo by Phillip Di Fiore

Over the weekend at Austin's SWSX music festival our dude Sinkane — who crafted one of the very first Africa In Your Earbuds mixtapes — was called onstage by none other than R&B prince Usher and indie-rock pioneers The Afghan Whigs to perform "Runnin'," a song we premiered here almost a year ago. Usher and Sinkane ran amok onstage, both jumping, gyrating and shouting the falsetto croons to Sinkane's single — and, yes, Usher and The Afghan Whigs knew every word and drum fill. Watch it below, starting at the 23-minute mark via FADER Fort.

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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