The Name African American: Convenience or True Ethnic Identity?
Mar 10, 2016 08:00AM ● By Joseph Warkreh T-Toe
I was born in Africa, Liberia to be specific and I became an America citizen in 1998. Yes I am proud to be an American. But I am also proud of my African roots and identity: language, culture, family, education and all of the anthropological dynamics that helped mold me. My Americanism has in no measure changed or tarnished my Liberian ancestry. If I were to be politically correct, I would have referred to myself as a Liberian American as in Irish American, Italian American, Chinese American, to name a few.Read More »
The Link to My Self-Identity Is ODUNDE
Mar 10, 2016 08:00AM ● By Lorenzo Pierce
As young black person who was born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, finding your identity can be one of the most unidentifiable challenges of your youth. The reason why I refer to it as an "unidentifiable challenge" is because most times in the lives of young black people, finding oneself is a struggle that can be difficult to articulate and pinpoint. Hopefully, this makes sense to you.Read More »