Video: Shabazz Palaces 'Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)'

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Seattle/Zimbabwe experimental rap duo Shabazz Palaces drop this clip for "Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)" off the highly-praised 2011 Black Up LP. The visuals span dreamlike states, bicycle near-accidents, and a mother's disapproval of her daughter's threads (argued in Amharic). Watch it above.

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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