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Video: Meta Dia "Anywhere for Love"


This lovely little clip just showed up in my inbox, and it's worth sharing.  Watch Meta Dia, from Meta and the Cornerstones, jam along to his song "Anywhere For Love."  His unique Afro-reggae style, and slightly raspy vocals mixed with that acoustic guitar have me starting this Monday morning off right.

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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