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Rachel Dolezal Designed a 'Coolest Prince in the Hood' Hoodie, Even Though No One Asked Her To

Abeg, why?

We're only 10 days into the new year, and we're already having to side eye who else but—

Rachel Dolezal.

This time around, she decided to really try it with her predictable caucastic antics and cash-in on the outrage over H&M's recent racist ad that featured a young black boy wearing a hoodie that read, "The Coolest Monkey In The Jungle."


Of course, the internet wasn't having it, and she has since updated the design to read "Coolest Prince in the World."

Her caption reads:

So, I did a first design in response to H&M's "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" shirt that said "Coolest Prince in the Hood," because it's a hooded sweatshirt/neighborhood, etc. Some people liked it, some didn't like the word "hood." I called production and asked them to change it to "Coolest Prince in the World." So, if you want one of the updated ones, go to the link in the bio. If you still don't like it, ✌🏽️#hoodieseason #kidscomefirst #courageousconversations

With the many things (and people) we've left behind in 2017, she was one of them. But she always manages to insert herself in conversations and spaces that she doesn't belong, per usual. Mtchew.

These black creatives below took it upon themselves to recreate and reimagine the design in a way that depicts the little boy with pride, and we'd pay for these hoodies any day.


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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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Nasty C, Davido, Mr Eazi x Nicki Minaj and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.