NYAC – Siblings of the Diaspora – Africans and African-Americans

The Ladies of NYAC are joined by Brian Bush (@BrianCBush), an African American from Tennessee, and Ifunaya, a 1st generation Nigerian-American from New Jersey, to examine one of the most complicated sibling relationships in the world: the relationship between African-Americans and black people from Africa. We revisit our first encounters with the African or African-American community, learn the history behind some derogatory words each group has for the other, talk about the differences between/similarities of our struggles, and ask if African-Americans can be accused of culturally appropriating African cultures.

Resources:
– Articles examining the possible sources of tension between Africans and African-Americans
o www.library.yale.edu/~fboateng/akata.htm
o www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/01/must-…an-americans/
– Article about black student make up of Ivy League schools: www.good.is/articles/ivy-league…void-real-diversity
– Article claiming African-Americans appropriate African culture – thsppl.com/black-america-pleas…e65843a7#.l74a5bnur
– Counter argument for why African-Americans cannot appropriate African culture – thsppl.com/claiming-what-s-our…ec3fa4ae#.dioaeiz61
– Invisibilia Episode with Hasan Minahj – www.npr.org/programs/invisibili…/frame-of-reference

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Reading/Listening/Watching
– Solange’s A Seat at the Table
– Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
– Marvel + Netflix’s Luke Cage
– Ava DuVernay & OWN’s Queen Sugar
– Alexa von Tobel’s Financially Fearless
– Holy Trinity Brompton/Church of England’s Alpha Course
– Tony Morrision’s God Help the Child
– deVolkskrant’s interview with Chimamanda Adichie about the differences between her feminism and Beyoncé’s
– Brian C Bush’s articles on The Grio and HuffPo Black Voices
– Nir Eyal’s Hooked

Show was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode, and theme music is “Ayo” by the über talented Femi Leye.

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