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Video: D'Banj Brings Out Kanye West in London

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Mo’ Hits all-star D’Banj was joined on stage by none other than Kanye West during a recent gig at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Kanye’s been looking out for D’Banj since adding him and producer Don Jazzy to his G.O.O.D. Music roster. The two — plus ‘Ye’s abundant entourage — had the crowd roaring to the MBDTF standout “All of the Lights.” Top three reasons to watch this clip: 1) D’Banj’s harmonica intro 2) Kanye might not have changed clothes since the VMA’s 3) The crowning ceremony at the end where Yeezy gifts D’Banj his gold chain.

 

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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