Blackalicious feat. Myron: On Fire Tonight

With their trademark groove-laden brand of hip-hop, Sacramento-based Blackalicious has teamed up with Myron (of soul outfit Myron and E) for “On Fire Tonight.” Its smooth beat is accompanied by a video (directed by James Connelly) that includes graphic, distressing—but important—footage from protests in Ferguson and Baltimore, and police brutality across the United States which is contrasted with imagery of sheer beauty (aka the nude …

The United States’ Climate Change Refugees

Deep in the Louisiana bayou, residents of Isle de Jean Charles are being forced from their homes. The island (about 1.5 hours from New Orleans) has lost a staggering 98% of its land since 1955—due to climate change, hurricanes and 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill—and the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indian people who live there have been fleeing for some time, but now have officially been offered $48 …

North Home Textiles

Pieces designed by Aboriginal Australian artists, with profits benefitting indigenous communities

With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities. With 70% of the profits going directly to the Foundation for Young Australians’ community youth program, the label helps create a source of sustainable income, and supports and …