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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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YouTube: BAF - Conversations from the Diaspora
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Conversations from the Diaspora 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 The Black Student Experience While Studying Abroad (w/ Doria Wormbly)

    On The Black Student Experience While Studying Abroad (w/ Doria Wormbly)

    I'm joined by Doria Wormbly as she discusses her experiences being the only Black student in her study abroad group and the challenges that she faced as a result of that. She is committed to shining light on the importance of diversifying international education programs on the student side as well as in program leadership and she discusses different ways that this could be done starting with providing additional funding and other resources to traditionally underrepresented students of color to prepare them before and during their study abroad travels. 

    To attend her free webinars on grant writing, please email The Sailor Justice Project (sailorjusticeproject@gmail.com) for more information. 

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    • 36 min
    On Navigating the Immigrant Experience: Overcoming Ongoing Residency Battle (w/ Omba Thomas)

    On Navigating the Immigrant Experience: Overcoming Ongoing Residency Battle (w/ Omba Thomas)

    I'm joined by a dear friend and sister, Omba Tejan-Thomas, whom I have known for 20 years or so as we attended the same church when we first came to the country as young children. She talks about her experience coming to the U.S. at the age of 8 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and how her family had to assimilate to a new culture, leading to culture loss and feelings of identity crisis, being classified as a refugee, as well as other challenges related to navigating the immigrant experience. After discovering that she was a DACA student before graduating from high school along with the fear of deportation looming over her head, she had to postpone her education and focus on family. In May 2022, Omba completed her Masters in Health Administration and after 32 years of being in the States, she now has her permanent residency. She discusses how her faith in God helped her throughout her journey as well as key organizations in the Charlotte area that supported her in the immigration process. She concludes by sharing what she's learned about herself throughout this journey and her confidence in who she is today. 

    To follow her Healthcare Executive Future Leader internship series, connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omba-marilyn-tejan-thomas.

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    • 36 min
    On Creating Culturally Relevant Art and Educational Materials (w/ Sharif Muhammad)

    On Creating Culturally Relevant Art and Educational Materials (w/ Sharif Muhammad)

    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 process during the pandemic, and why he creates art with his children in mind and the type of future he envisions for them. His desire to make his art more accessible and affordable to reach more people within his community led to him creating the Black Cards which can be purchased on his website along with his other works: https://www.sharifmuhammad.com/home.  

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    • 39 min
    On The Intersection of Photography and Culture (w/ Chukwunonso Captures)

    On The Intersection of Photography and Culture (w/ Chukwunonso Captures)

    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. 

    Watch the full video playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzdAw8f7EUlHFHyjohZYl1AZDfENkHh-_

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Pt. 2: On The Journey of Motherhood: Healing After Child Loss (w/ Mercy Akinwande)

    Pt. 2: On The Journey of Motherhood: Healing After Child Loss (w/ Mercy Akinwande)

    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 depression in our community through open conversations about each individual's personal challenges and how to overcome them. She also spoke on the importance of speaking up for yourself, being knowledgable about your rights as a patient, asking questions to your healthcare provider team, and other lessons learned through her experience.

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    • 38 min
    Pt. 1 - On The Journey of Motherhood: Healing After Child Loss (w/ Mercy Akinwande)

    Pt. 1 - On The Journey of Motherhood: Healing After Child Loss (w/ Mercy Akinwande)

    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 depression in our community through open conversations about each individual's personal challenges and how to overcome them. She also spoke on the importance of speaking up for yourself, being knowledgable about your rights as a patient, asking questions to your healthcare provider team, and other lessons learned through her experience. Stay tuned for part two of this recording. 

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Iltballin430 ,

Awesome Podcast!

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

Gigi94949494 ,

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 !

bjakajayha ,

Interesting, Relevant & Informative

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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