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What's Up Africa: African Batman And Robin!!!!

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This week on What's Up Africa, the folks in the special effects department dug deep to create the African Batman and Robin! Ikenna also features our dudes LV and Okmalumkoolkat (see our interview with LV here) and started a What's Up Africa Instagram - whoa, busy week. Check out the latest episode above for chuckles (and to find out who the most recently crowned dumbass is).

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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