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February 17, 2021 44 min

That Louisiana drawl. The way "you straight?" can mean a dozen different things depending on the tone and situation. The Black mama classic: adding the word "the" in front of everything. And even the Head Nod. Black language is full of beauty and music. Laiya, Aja, and Jill celebrate Black speech and all its nuance, variation, and ingenuity. 


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Twitter thread about Black units of measurement

Facebook post by Ade Efunbukola on similarities between African languages and AAVE

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