BLACK PEOPLE!–BACK TO AFRICA!-5 Lessons Traveling to Africa Taught Me About Being Black in America

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5 Lessons Traveling to Africa Taught Me About Being Black in America Ernest Owens 11/03/14 05:42 PM ET

Recently, I had the pleasure of traveling to Ghana for 10 days to explore the history and culture of the region. And contrary to America’s heightened fear that traveling to West Africa would give me Ebola, I am fortunate to reassure you that I am happy and healthy.

Now that your potential conditioned hysteria is reduced, here is something you should be concerned about:

Black America, we have so much to actually learn about Africa — and yes, it does matter.

For far too long, our perceptions have been negatively impacted by white dominated narratives that have plagued our grade school text books and public discourse about the Motherland. The separation between our people across the diaspora is not just geographic, but philosophic. And while both sides can assess…

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