D.C.’s Broccoli City fest merges community activism with top names in hip-hop & rap | Voice of America

Broccoli City Festival merges music, community activism and environmentalism in a day-long event held in southeast Washington, D.C. The 4th annual festival featured hip-hip artist Future, R&B singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and breakout singer Anderson .Paak. D.C-based collective One Love Massive organized a smaller stage that featured some of the area’s most prominent artists including DJ Ayescold, alternative art ensemble Nag Champa, and celebrated go-go band Rare Essence. Many of the vendors featured a message of social justice and positivity, including community activist group Black Lives Matter DC, local thrift and vintage clothing shops, visual artists and food trucks

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Spanish economic crisis causes reduced aid to asylum seekers

Spain hosted 6.5 million migrants in 2013, according to the OECD “World Migration in Figures” report. Migrants comprise less than 14 percent of Spain’s 46.77 million. Although a seemingly low percentage compared to the United States’ 45.8 million migrants, the European economic crisis and the social conditions in Spain put an extra strain on migrants.

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