Does Your Blackness Empower Others

What is blackness? It can be uplifting and frustrating to recognize how complex the answer to that question is. It is a spectrum of colors, a history of movements, a source of swag, a hybrid experience, and a resilient soul. Unlike others who can choose when it is convenient to step out of their privileged…

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Story: Afropolitan – An Identity, A Movement, or Both

  I was introduced to the term "afropolitan" while listening to an interview with author Taiye Selasi on NPR. She was discussing her recent book "Ghana Must Go," and mentioned why she considers herself an "afropolitan,": “What distinguishes [Afropolitans] is a willingness to complicate Africa – namely, to engage with, critique, and celebrate the parts…