January 26th, 2009

Are You African-American?

from a blog and forthcoming documentary re: “How rapid immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the African American narrative” (via) —

The Neo African Americans @ Yahoo! Video


  • 1. Boima  |  January 26th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    American-African (I like that one, it gives hint at Americanization)
    It’s great to see your story shared/told by other people! Thanks for this Wayne. There’s quite a few folks out there who are helping shape this narrative:

    Kanye (My Ghanian [UW Grad] Homie is his Creative Director)
    Wale Rap
    Tabi Bonney
    High Fashion
    The Prez
    Stringer Bell

    And that’s just the beginning! I could do this all day! Then there’s France and the U.K., Funky House anyone? The Blk Jks? Mokobe? K’naan? You start to look at this and see that the impact is almost sneaking up on folks! I love it!

  • 2. naomi samone  |  January 30th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Seeing the results of the poll is no shocker. That proves that so many of us DO NOT want to be called African-American but Black American or simply AMERICAN!

  • 3. Lamin  |  January 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    For more on the “changing face of America” peep the trailer for Goodbye Solo.

  • 4. erich  |  February 2nd, 2009 at 2:33 pm


    TUESDAY, Feb. 3rd at 7:00pm

    Harvard African Law School Association


    A screening and discussion of a documentary on how immigration from Africa and
    the Caribbean is transforming the “African American” narrative with the
    filmmaker, Kobina Aidoo, HKS’07.

    LOCATION:Pound Hall, Room 102, Harvard Law School
    INFORMATION: kobina_aidoo@ksg07.harvard.edu

  • 5. wayneandwax  |  February 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    thx for the heads-up, erich! i’m there.


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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