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Sabeen Mahmud is Gunned Down

April 26, 2015
Under Threat
A terrible loss in Pakistan.


Community Radio Leader Murdered in Oaxaca

April 18, 2015
Assassinated: Abel Manuel Bautista Raymundo, of “Radio Spacio 96.1 FM”


Lima in Uproar over Disappeared Murals

March 23, 2015
Art & Activism
The conservative mayor of Lima, Peru has gone on a campaign to eliminate community murals
BY CAREY REED  March 21, 2015 at 11:40 AM EDT

Aso-Oke Weaving

January 27, 2015
Art & Activism
“Aso Oke – The Woven Beauty,” presented at Red Door Gallery in Lagos

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If cotton is for comfort and viscose for drape, then

Nigerian Aso Oke is for shakara. Originating from Yoruba culture,

Aso Oke is handwoven textile traditionally worn for special

ocations such as weddings or naming ceremonies. Tunde Owolabi's

Bombayo leads Pleneros in the Dia de Los Reyes Magos Parade in New York City

January 8, 2015
Pleneros in the Dia de Los Reyes Magos parade.

Every year the Museo Del Barrio sponsors a parade in honor of the Latin American tradition of the visit of the three kings to the nativity.

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How Ferguson Showed Us the Truth about Police

December 4, 2014
Art & Activism
Beautiful and touching animation about police brutality in the U.S. by Molly Crabapple.

Art in Ferguson: Hands Up, Don't Shoot

November 30, 2014
Art & Activism
Artists in Missouri cover the streets of Ferguson.

Ferguson Now Has the Most Powerful Street Art in Americ