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Did Africans Sells Us Into Slavery | A Sentiment Heard in the “Diaspora Wars”

Let's delve into another complex discussion within the African Diaspora. Africans selling their own people, us --- into slavery. And do African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, any of the modern day descendants of enslaved Africans in the Americas, have the right to hold modern day Africans accountable? I’ve seen this sentiment bubbling over on Twitter and certain corners of YouTube, typically used to defend xenophobic sentiments African Americans are pushing against African immigrants in America. It is worth interrogating this sentiment. First, because the reaction to this video derailed so quickly as people were upset that I called out African Americans for
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The Genius of Beyoncé Reshaping the Image of Black Motherhood

Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter is damn genius. You don’t have to be a stan or a member of the hive to understand. But let us walk through some historical context so you can under and over stand what Matthew and Tina have blessed us with. That definitely includes Solange too…because in an era of the 21st century where Black bodies continue to experience so much damn trauma. This Black ass joy the Knowles women heighten is just everything for so many layered reasons. Ethnomusicology, is the study of music from the cultural and social aspects of the people who make it. Basically
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On Trying Ghanaian Food

End of last year I spent two months in Accra, Ghana. No, I am not Ghanaian or identifiably West African though my family, like many other Blacks in America, is the descendant of West African slaves. I saw enough people in Accra that looked like cousins, uncles, and familiar friends to reaffirm the trans-Atlantic connection. But let's get on to the food. To be honest, I knew in going on this trip that food would be an issue. I've previously tried Nigerian food in Houston and I've eaten egusi both in restaurants and family homes. Not to start any kind
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