Conversations from the Diaspora

Conversations from the Diaspora

Conversations from the African Diaspora, with love - a Building Africa’s Future podcast African Di•as•po•ra (n): people of African origin living outside of the Continent This podcast is dedicated to telling stories and sharing experiences from the perspective of African immigrants of the millennial generation and other generations across the African Diaspora. Links: https://linktr.ee/buildingafricasfuture Facebook: /buildingafricasfuture Instagram: @buildingafricasfuture YouTube: BAF - Conversations from the Diaspora Website: www.buildingafricasfuture.today Paypal.me/bldgafricasfuture Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bldgafricasfuture/support

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July 1, 2022 39 min

I'm joined by Sharif Muhammad who talks about his 20+ year commitment to detailing the black American experience through his digital artwork and teaching. He shares how growing up he couldn't connect in a meaningful way in most of his history classes because the history wasn't reflective of his family experience. 

He discusses the types of stories he tells with his art, what he learned about himself and his creative...

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I’m joined by Chukwunonso of Chukwunonso Captures as he discusses how he uses his photography to share his culture with others in the diaspora. This quest led to him starting the ‘Igbo Name of the Day’ series. We discussed Igbo naming traditions, navigating multiple cultural identities, the importance of language preservation, and how he intersects his culture into his photography. 

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TW: baby loss, pregnancy loss

After nearly 7 years of marriage and 11 pregnancies, I'm joined by Mercy Akinwande as she shares her struggles with infertility on the journey to motherhood. In honor of May being mental health awareness month, one of the reasons why we had this conversation was to try to eliminate or reduce stigmas associated with sharing about difficulties conceiving, going through pregnancy loss, and postpartum ...

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TW: baby loss, pregnancy loss

After nearly 7 years of marriage and 11 pregnancies, I'm joined by Mercy Akinwande as she shares her struggles with infertility on the journey to motherhood. In honor of May being mental health awareness month, one of the reasons why we had this conversation was to try to eliminate or reduce stigmas associated with sharing about difficulties conceiving, going through pregnancy loss, and postpartum ...

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In this continuation of our Black in White Spaces series: HBCU v. PWI discussion, our panelists who are adult students at the university and graduate level as well as working professionals share their different experiences at HBCUs and PWIs. Some of the topics discussed were: 

  • what supports would help black and other students of color thrive at PWIs
  • cultural advantages of being the majority at an HBCU where they don't have to na...
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    In this continuation of our Black in White Spaces series: HBCU v. PWI discussion, our panelists who are adult students at the university and graduate level as well as working professionals share their different experiences at HBCUs and PWIs. Some of the topics discussed were:

  • what supports would help black and other students of color thrive at PWIs
  • cultural advantages of being the majority at an HBCU where they don't have to nav...
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    In this episode, I'm joined by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Uwem Akpan, as we discuss his book, New York: My Village. We discussed a number of topics, including:  how to sustain your own culture in new cultural environments;  the role of media in influencing and perpetuating hate and misunderstanding;  ways that we can fill the gaps to building bridges of understanding in the diaspora; and how the mai...
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    To close out Black History Month, we hosted a live panel discussion with the Afrimerican Academy High School youth where they discussed their experiences as black students in predominantly white institutions in the Greater Boston area. This restorative conversation was on the plight of today's black students that carry on the legacy of Ruby Bridges. How far have we really come since November 14th, 1960 - a little less than 62 y...

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    To close out Black History Month, we hosted a live panel discussion with the Afrimerican Academy High School youth where they discussed their experiences as black students in predominantly white institutions in the Greater Boston area. This restorative conversation was on the plight of today's black students that carry on the legacy of Ruby Bridges. How far have we really come since November 14th, 1960 - a little less than 62 y...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by Marlon Solomon, founder and president of the Afrimerican Cultural Initiative. He shares how his Nigerian and African-American upbringing led him to create an organization focused on building bridges of cultural understanding in the African diaspora through education, technology, and travel. He speaks on some of the challenges facing communities of color in the Boston, Massachusetts area, how the #...

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    In our recent Circle Series live stream event for #MLKDay2022, our panelists discuss the legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In these times of declining rights for black people and people of color in America, which leader's philosophy do we follow on the 'road to the mountaintop’ of cultural equity, inclusion, & healing?

    In part I of this bonus episode, the panelists answer the questions of (1) which lead...

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    In our recent Circle Series live stream event for #MLKDay2022, our panelists discuss the legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In these times of declining rights for black people and people of color in America, which leader's philosophy do we follow on the 'road to the mountaintop’ of cultural equity, inclusion, & healing? 

    In part II of this bonus episode, the panelists answer the questions of (1) what MLK...

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    In this panel discussion to kick off Kwanzaa, we aimed to address some of the deep rooted issues within the Black American and continental African communities and tried to find ways forward. We opened up with who lives in us, before going into past hurts and misperceptions, discovered similarities between both groups, and shared our admirations of each other. Could this be the great reconciliation?

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    In this episode, I’m joined by a special guest (who has decided to stay anonymous) as she shares her journey of trying to connect with her biological father’s side of the family. Through tears and laughter, she shares how her father’s absence affected her relationship with men, how therapy has helped her process her feelings about her dad, and the advice she has for others who are in a similar situation where they have no connectio...

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    In this episode, Chinwe Ononuju and I discuss what and who are some of the drivers of cultural revitalization among African immigrant children, particularly of the millennial generation. We also considered who is responsible for maintaining culture (past and present) and some ways that our generation can do a better job in being intentional about passing on our cultural heritage to the next generation.

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    In part 1 of this video, I'm joined by Leeda Nwafor to discuss why he felt it was important to go back to his home country of Nigeria and serve in the National Youth Service. Throughout the course of the video, we also discuss the challenges he faced navigating the Nigerian sociopolitical system, whether or not he would recommend a year of service for those in the diaspora, and what he learned about himself in the process.  Vis...
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    In part 2 of this video, Leeda discusses how social justice movements in the diaspora influence movements in our home countries, the ways that the Nigerian national youth service can be improved, and how he hopes that the diaspora can help drive positive change back on the Continent.    Visit our website: https://buildingafricasfuture.today/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildingafricasfuture Follow us on Twitter: h...
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    What’s love got to do with it? Join us as our panelists take a comparative look at relationships in the African diaspora. Full livestream here: https://youtu.be/lvAfoaarB60 Become a panelist and let your voice be heard! If you are interested, please fill out the Circle Series Panelist application form. If selected, we will reach out and let you know the next steps. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNLFSSK For more information on Co...
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    What’s love got to do with it? Join us as our panelists take a comparative look at relationships in the African diaspora. Full livestream here: https://youtu.be/lvAfoaarB60 Become a panelist and let your voice be heard! If you are interested, please fill out the Circle Series Panelist application form. If selected, we will reach out and let you know the next steps. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNLFSSK For more information on ...
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    In this episode, I’m joined by Bayo Adegbembo of Genii Games and we discuss the importance of African language study and cultural preservation, particularly for those of us living in the diaspora. Bayo also shares with listeners how to make meaningful cultural connections that will help you on your journey to learning more about your heritage.   —  To get in contact with Bayo, you may reach him at bayo@geniigames.com, follow hi...
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