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Amandla Stenberg Turned Down A Role on ‘Black Panther’ Because She Is Light-Skinned

There's a lot to unpack here.

In an interview with CBC, Amandla Stenberg revealed she turned down a role on Black Panther because she is biracial and light-skinned.

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The 30 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs of 2017

South African hip-hop is forever lit—here are the 10 best SA hip-hop tracks of 2017.

From Shane Eagle and Reason's socially conscious "Julia" and "The Meters," to street anthems like Cassper Nyovest's "Nyuku," impressive storytelling by Kanyi on "Ngqangqa," and everything in between, it's been a great year of beats and rhymes for South African hip-hop.

As the year draws close to an end, here are our favorite SA hip-hop songs of 2017, listed in no particular order.

Listen to our Best Songs of 2017 playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Rhodes University is Keeping its Colonial Name, For Now

Out of 24 members of Rhodes University council, nine members voted for, while 15 voted against the name change.

A man who believed in the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race, an ideological forefather of Apartheid and generally a widely loathed figure across southern Africa is the namesake for many institutions, including the Rhodes scholarship and Rhodes University. So, it's no surprise that students don't want to be associated with such a brutal colonial legacy.

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