Shades Of Black: African Americans With African Names | CurlyNikki

Director Nzingha Sterwart at the 17th Annual Image Awards

By Erickka Sy Savané

 “For the longest time, when I would show up places people would expect to see an Asian woman, not a black man,” says my friend Sekou, one day in conversation. It’s been argued for years that the ancient Japanesemigrated from Africa, so why not? Now I’m thinking about AfricanAmericans with African names, and how their experience must differ from the rest of us. I do a Google search to read up on...

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