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Black Diaspora

News, discussion and opinion on various topics or issues related to the past and current history and culture of the Black Diaspora.

Questioning Identity in the Black Pacific

I questioned my belonging on earth, in general, due to the violences I experienced in Japan, verbal and physical, as well as what my mother and our friends (childhood friends and their parents) experienced when I was around, or whenever I overheard. Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd writes: “When I run into and get to know mixed-race… Keep Reading

Blasian Narratives: A Black and Asian Intersection

  Mitzi Uehara Carter interviewed Director Jivan Atman on his latest project, Blasian Narratives, a bricolage of thematically divided vignettes based on the cast members’ real life experiences. How does one navigate being Black and Asian in the U.S.? How do the repeated experiences of being read as predominately as Black or predominately as Asian impact one’s prospect… Keep Reading

Loco in Yokohama: Black Women Are Winning!

Check out the Baye McNeil’s latest Japan Times article, Black Women in Japan are Winning. The four women featured share their story and provide resources for black women currently residing in Japan. Click here to learn more about the Black Women in Japan Facebook Group and  and the women behind the 2017 Black Women in Japan Convention. Keep Reading

The Quirktastic Black Male Bloggers List

  Check out the Quirktastic.co, the media outlet for quirky millennials and creative entrepreneurs of color, list of Black male bloggers. Hopefully, we Black-men-that-blog can grow into a united front much like the Black women who blog (#BlackGirlMagic). Quirktastic says: I’m creating this post in the hopes that it will give some of the Black… Keep Reading

Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

It is time to bring to light long-ignored Japanese readings of African American history, literature, and struggle and investigate why the story of Japanese interactions with African Americans has been muted rather than celebrated. Keep Reading

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