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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.

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Conversations from the Diaspora with Love African Minded Woman

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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

    On Growing Up Afro-Latina - Meet the Author: Rukia K.

    On Growing Up Afro-Latina - Meet the Author: Rukia K.

    In this episode, I'm joined by Rukia K., author of Latina Looks Like Me/ Latina Como Yo. She discusses why she dedicated her book to her inner child, what life was like growing up in Michigan in a Tanzanian-Panamanian home, the constant need to explain her Afro-Latino heritage, and how she shares her multicultural heritage with her son.  Rukia K. is the author and founder of Latina Looks Like Me, an empowerment brand dedicated to educating the world about the diversity and beauty of the Latino culture. The Michigan native is a second-generation immigrant born to parents from Tanzania and Panama. She is an Afro-Latina who is proud of her culture and excited to have a platform that caters to her community. For more information, visit www.latinalookslikeme.com.

    Thank you for listening! BAF Website: http://www.buildingafricasfuture.today/

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    (Pt. 2) I See You, Sis: A Conversation Between Sisters Across the African Diaspora

    (Pt. 2) I See You, Sis: A Conversation Between Sisters Across the African Diaspora

    (Part 2): In honor of 2021’s Black History Month theme on representation, identity, and diversity in the black community and family, I partnered with the Afrimerican Cultural Initiative along with my panelists to moderate this event to discuss the role of the extended family and fictive kinships, whether it still takes a village to raise one another, and the changing roles of women in our world today.
    In the spirit of sisterhood, we see you, sis!
    I chose this topic and the title of the event, 'I See You, Sis' in line with this year’s Black History Month theme on family. As we go through life, we add people to our families who might not be blood-related but love-related as some may call it. Close friends who have become part of your village, your support system, your extended family. Especially for those of us living in the diaspora, and who work or school or otherwise navigate systems where we are oftentimes the minority, it’s always nice to be able to identify with one another and be able to say, I see you, sis.
    A special thank you to my lovely panelists: Kathy, Toynia, Keturah, and Emmanuelle.
    Thank you also to Afrimerican Cultural Initiative's founder, Marlon Solomon, for this collaboration.  
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    (Pt. 1) I See You, Sis: A Conversation Between Sisters Across the African Diaspora

    (Pt. 1) I See You, Sis: A Conversation Between Sisters Across the African Diaspora

    (Part 1): In honor of 2021’s Black History Month theme on representation, identity, and diversity in the black community and family, I partnered with the Afrimerican Cultural Initiative along with my panelists to moderate this event to discuss the role of the extended family and fictive kinships, whether it still takes a village to raise one another, and the changing roles of women in our world today.
    In the spirit of sisterhood, we see you, sis!
    I chose this topic and the title of the event, 'I See You, Sis' in line with this year’s Black History Month theme on family. As we go through life, we add people to our families who might not be blood-related but love-related as some may call it. Close friends who have become part of your village, your support system, your extended family. Especially for those of us living in the diaspora, and who work or school or otherwise navigate systems where we are oftentimes the minority, it’s always nice to be able to identify with one another and be able to say, I see you, sis. 
    A special thank you to my lovely panelists: Kathy, Toynia, Keturah, and Emmanuelle.
    Thank you also to Afrimerican Cultural Initiative's founder, Marlon Solomon, for this collaboration. 
    Please visit the website for more info: http://www.buildingafricasfuture.today/

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    20 Lessons Learned from 2020

    20 Lessons Learned from 2020

    Hi BAF Family! Happy new year to you all once again, and welcome to SEASON 2 of Conversations from the Diaspora, a Building Africa's Future podcast! 

    In this episode, I reflect on the 20 things that I learned in 2020. What are some things that you learned in the past year? Do you resonate with any that I included in this list? Check out the video of this episode on YouTube: BAF - Conversations from the Diaspora. 

    Please check out our new website: http://www.buildingafricasfuture.today/

    Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bafconvosfromthediaspora

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    And most importantly, please continue to share and listen. Thank you, BAF Family! 

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    On The Black Experience at the United Nations & Other International Spaces (w/ Mr. Curtis Raynold)

    On The Black Experience at the United Nations & Other International Spaces (w/ Mr. Curtis Raynold)

    In this episode, I'm joined by Mr. Curtis Raynold, a retired Secretary of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters with over 30 years of experience at the United Nations. We discussed diversity and inclusion at the UN and other global organizations/spaces, how the UN has changed in the past 75 years, and whether we still need the UN in today’s world. He shares his experience growing up in St. Lucia and getting his start in the international field and offers recommendations to young black professionals who are looking to get their start in the field. Mr. Raynold can be reached on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/curtisraynold/.  

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    For additional reading on the topics discussed, you may visit the following links:  

    OP: International development has a race problem (2019). 

    What’s Keeping Black Students from Studying Abroad? (2015). 

    Amplifying black voices in international affairs. (2020). 

    Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism. (2020). 

    When will the United Nations address its unjust internship policy? (2016). 

    OP: Unpaid internships are both elitist and damaging. 

    Background music "Mighty Calypso" courtesy of Jayme Stone. 

    #unitednations #blackintheunitednations #diversity #inclusion #UN75 #UNInternationalDecadeforPeopleofAfricanDescent #afrocaribbean #diversityinglobalaffairs #internationalstudies #globalstudies #globalaffairs #africandiaspora #bafpodcast #buildingafricasfuturepodcast #conversationsfromthediaspora #BAFfamily #dopeblackpods #blackpodcasts #african #diplomacy #publicpolicy #foreignaffairs #publicservice  


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    Part 2 - On Learning To Love Yourself Again (w/ Anne Alobwede)

    Part 2 - On Learning To Love Yourself Again (w/ Anne Alobwede)

    In this episode, I’m joined by Anne Alobwede, author of Scars to Stars: A Memoir. She shares her story of coming to the U.S. as an international student, going to nursing school, becoming a registered nurse, and getting involved in a toxic relationship that ultimately led to her imprisonment. She emphasizes the importance of asking for help from loved ones, finding therapy through writing and sharing her story, and the beauty of finding the good in every situation. Ms. Alobwede's book can be purchased on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ksyqZB. Follow her on social media: @annealobwede. 
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Awesome Podcast!

I love learning about the African culture and hearing different perspectives. I just subscribed and will be tuning in for more.

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Great podcast !

This podcast is a great platform used to discuss topics related to people of the African diaspora. There are so many relatable conversations that make listening worthwhile and I look forward to future podcasts. I also love how the podcast talks about topics that may seem controversial or not openly discussed but the podcast creates a warm, inviting atmosphere for these open discussions. The guests on the podcast also bring great insight to the conversations. Highly recommend !

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I love these podcasts! They are very informative and a great project to keep our culture alive and tell our stories. Looking forward to the next ones

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