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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 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 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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    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
    Pt. 1 - HBCUs v. PWIs: The Black Student Experience

    Pt. 1 - HBCUs v. PWIs: The Black Student Experience

    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 navigate spaces where they are the minority
    uncomfortable moments where their self-awareness of their racial and cultural identities was heightened within their PWI spaces
    feeling like they have to be the cultural ambassadors at their PWIs, and many other topics. 

    Full video playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzdAw8f7EUlEYbpMiLYg__QaljnxNF_BR

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    Our 2021 LivesInMe African Ancestry DNA test winner had her results announced! Stay tuned for our upcoming programming through the Afrimerican Academy. Join us as we nurture the culture to thrive. 

    **Follow our business partner, Afrimerican Cultural Initiative: https://linktr.ee/afrimericanone **

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    The Black Faces in White Spaces is an interactive restorative conversation launched during Black History Month (2022) when the Afrimerican Academy junior leadership high school interns set us on track to further develop the conversation on Black student experiences at HBCUs & PWIs.

    The 'Circle Series' is a collaborative & restorative effort to raise awareness & funds for the socio-emotional well-being of our multicultural STEAM students through circle discussions!

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    • 34 min
    Pt. 2 - HBCUs v. PWIs: The Black Student Experience

    Pt. 2 - HBCUs v. PWIs: The Black Student Experience

    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 navigate spaces where they are the minority
    uncomfortable moments where their self-awareness of their racial and cultural identities was heightened within their PWI spaces
    feeling like they have to be the cultural ambassadors at their PWIs, and many other topics.

    Full video playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzdAw8f7EUlEYbpMiLYg__QaljnxNF_BR

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    Our 2021 LivesInMe African Ancestry DNA test winner had her results announced! Stay tuned for our upcoming programming through the Afrimerican Academy. Join us as we nurture the culture to thrive.

    **Follow our business partner, Afrimerican Cultural Initiative: https://linktr.ee/afrimericanone **

    **Join the #livesinmechallenge: https://bit.ly/33P7gKe **

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    The Black Faces in White Spaces is an interactive restorative conversation launched during Black History Month (2022) when the Afrimerican Academy junior leadership high school interns set us on track to further develop the conversation on Black student experiences at HBCUs & PWIs.

    The 'Circle Series' is a collaborative & restorative effort to raise awareness & funds for the socio-emotional well-being of our multicultural STEAM students through circle discussions!

    BECOME A PANELIST: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNLFSSK

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    • 41 min
    New York, My Village: A Conversation with the Author, Uwem Akpan

    New York, My Village: A Conversation with the Author, Uwem Akpan

    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 main character in his novel navigated the experience of being a minority among minorities in both the U.S. and his home country of Nigeria. 

    To learn more about the author, please visit his website here.
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    • 1 hr 5 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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