Best afropolitan podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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This Afropolitan Life Podcast
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An American Life with African Roots | Intelligent conversation and thoughtful commentary by Africans in the diaspora, about our stories, our community, and our lives. See all episodes on iTunes!
 
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This week, I share some interesting highlights from a daily writing experiment I'm running over at adventuresandexperiments.com where people send me writing prompts on issues that are of interest to them and I respond with my perspective. For example: What are your views regarding the criminalization of attempted suicide [in the Kenyan context] ...…
 
Thousands of women live under the tyranny of heavy periods, painful cramps, and sometimes infertility. Tanika Gray, president of the White Dress Project joins Mabel Bashorun and Clarissa Bannor on the podcast to unpack uterine fibroids and the unspoken epidemic among black women.
 
We invite fellow podcaster Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life to share her thoughts on Trevor Noah’s book especially in light of her family’s recent trip to South Africa. In this episode, we talk about the social economics of being a black person in South Africa from Clarrisa’ experience. She shares some of the unusual privileges she expe ...…
 
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Those African Chicks - Exploring Identities of African Women
 
We invite fellow podcaster Clarissa Bannor of This Afropolitan Life to share her thoughts on Trevor Noah’s book especially in light of her family’s recent trip to South Africa. In this episode, we talk about the social economics of being a black person in South Africa from Clarrisa’ experience. She shares some of the unusual privileges she expe ...…
 
My worldly 'auntie' friend, writer, and soon-to-be-published author, Bisi Adjapon, chats with me about challenging African womanhood stereotypes in film and literature then she gives aspiring writers some sage advice on how to get your book published when it isn't about famine, war, or the African apocalypse. Listen in on our conversation about ...…
 
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This Week Ev and Clarissa talk about school decisions in the era of Betsy Duvos, the new Secretary of Education, and if the newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the real boogieman, or nah.
 
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This Afropolitan Life Podcast
 
Your weekly rundown of the news and life in general from your favorite wonky couple Ev and Clarissa from ThisAfropolitanLife.comCheck out this week's rundown on:Trump's black history month proclamationThe immigrant banBeyonce's pregnancy announcementEv's beef with our Homeowner's associationAnd more!…
 
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Who said Obama didn’t do anything for black folk? The gift of Obama’s legacy to Black folks and 6 things we can learn from it to get us through Trump.
 
We’re talking about careers, how do we stay competitive, stay the course, and thrive while staying authentic to who we are? Janet Asante, our resident career coach and the voice behind Notes from HR, is here to show us how.
 
In this episode, we're talking money with Bola Sokunbi from Clever Girl Finance. Does your personal finance picture on a path of financial independence and peace? Listen to learn why and how you can kick your personal finance game up a notch.
 
In this episode we’re kicking it with my good friend Nana Konamah and we're talking all things African and vegan. This is not a podcast on how to go vegan...nah...we go deeper than that. Take a listen.
 
In the second part of the dynamic conversation we had with Amma Aboagye from The Afropole, Amma kicks it with us to talk about the benefits and perils of cultural gentrification in Africa.Do yourself a favor, take a listen.
 
Building economies, power, and wealth within black communities around the world will take some cooperative economics and cooperative economics will not happen without trust. Listen as the founder of The Afropole, Amma Aboagye kicks it with us on the podcast and drops knowledge about the returnee experience, cultural gentrification, and behavior ...…
 
**Special episode for This Afropolitan life followers.**TAL speaks on the recent deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, black lives matter, and what we can do today to affect change in our immediate circles for a brighter future. #solidarityNow. Visit www.thisAfropolitanLife.com to listen to this episode.…
 
In this episode Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, founder of Bookshy Books and I kick it on the podcast and geek out over our summer '16 book lists. African lit bookworms, unite!
 
Actress and producer Maame Adjei joins us on the podcast again to talk about her new travel show Girl Going Places. We cover everything, from how to build a travel itinerary to the politics, economics and misconceptions people have of traveling through Africa.
 
How do young African women build professional and career success? Afua Osei co-founded a community called She Leads Africa; an online community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. Listen and find out how they're plotting to help African women run their lives, their careers, and eventually, the world.…
 
In this episode guest co-host, Mabel Bashorun and Maame O. from So Bliss Events and Decor talk about the historical context of the "knocking", the traditional wedding, and the changing trends making today's African bride wonder if she needs a loan to finance the wedding of her dreams.
 
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In this episode, we discuss all things wedding with Maame O. Boateng of So Bliss Events and Decor. We discuss the politics and nuances of planning an African-style wedding when to hire a wedding planner and how much is too much for that dream wedding...Subscribe to This Afropolitan Life podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.…
 
In this episode, we’re talking about creativity with Mallence Bart-Williams who’s infamous TeD Talk, “change your channel,” went viral. We discuss how she uses creativity to create sustainable economic opportunities for young male victims of Sierra Leone’s war—while speaking her truth along the way.TedTalk Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ...…
 
No Longer at Ease: change for us by us with guest Wayetu Moore of One Moore Book Publishing. What happens when children of the diaspora want to affect change for good? We find a need and we fill it, but what are the challenges and rewards for such a feat? Liberian-American writer and publisher Wayetu Moore kicks it with us on the podcast and dr ...…
 
In this episode I give the reason for starting this podcast, the importance of being a cultural bridge. Our guest, Nigerian-American comedian, and actress Yvonne Orji brings the funny in our discussion about the First Gen experience and her show The First Gen Show.
 
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Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) discusses the narrow perception of beauty in African culture, which is heavily influenced by Western ideals: “You’re internalizing society’s message to you that your hair, the way it is, something is wrong with it.” Artist Wangechi Mutu (b.1972) argues that growing up in Nairobi in Kenya in the ...…
 
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond the author of Powder Necklace reflects on her coming of age story, what it means to be labeled an “African writer” and why we must strive to publish all of Africa’s stories.
 
Filmmaker Nadia Marie Sasso is our guest as we explore issues of identity and the curious conundrum of living a bicultural life.
 
Kirstie Kwarteng on the importance of collecting stories, preserving history, and shaping collective historical narratives.
 
Afua Rida, style genius behind season 2 of an African City talks about style, fashion, and design for the quintessential African Woman.
 
Happy New Year! Inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s Danger of a Single Story TED Talk, we examine Afropolitanism and discuss whether or not it’s the new Single Story about Africa. We discuss the relatively new concept as it relates to Afro-Pessimism and Pan-Africanism. Is Afropolitanism a social movement? A political one? Does it matter? Related a ...…
 
A candid conversation about style, life, and love from Maame Adjei star from An African City.
 
Minna Salami, a blogger popularly known as Ms Afropolitan, explains how an automatic writing experience led her to explore mysticism, and why artists like Fela Kuti and Frida Kahlo have helped her on... Things Unseen. For people who have a faith, and those who just feel there’s more out there than meets the eye.…
 
In this two-part episode, Jay Ray is joined by DJ/Producer/Musician Jeremy Avalon and Rapper Fish Scales from the seminal hip hop group Nappy Roots. This is a lively discussion about music, inspirations, history and the creative process. Jay sings a lot of old songs in the show. Join Jeremy Avalon and the rest of the WERC Crew at VIBES on June ...…
 
In this two-part episode, Jay Ray is joined by DJ/Producer/Musician Jeremy Avalon and Rapper Fish Scales from the seminal hip hop group Nappy Roots. This is a lively discussion about music, inspirations, history and the creative process. Jay sings a lot of old songs in the show. Join Jeremy Avalon and the rest of the WERC Crew at VIBES on June ...…
 
Jay Ray is joined by Fonda Clayton Smith (FondaClayton.com) and Chef RaNeisha Myers in the kitchen of guest, Chef India Ramos. We eat an amazing meal, and have great conversation about life, food, love and following your passion! It's a delicious discussion! Connect with Chef Ramos at www.urbanvineswc.com! Have some of Chef Ramos' food at KINGD ...…
 
Jay Ray is joined by Fonda Clayton Smith (FondaClayton.com) and Chef RaNeisha Myers in the kitchen of guest, Chef India Ramos. We eat an amazing meal, and have great conversation about life, food, love and following your passion! It's a delicious discussion! Connect with Chef Ramos at www.urbanvineswc.com! Have some of Chef Ramos' food at KINGD ...…
 
Author Taiye Selasi describes herself as an "Afropolitan," a member of a distinctly 21st century generation of African origin. The characters in her new novel, "Ghana Must Go," reflect this sentiment as well. Selasi's first book follows the Sai family: father Kweku from Ghana and mother Fola from Nigeria who meet as college students in Pennsylv ...…
 
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Derrick Ashong, aka DNA, is an established media personality and television host of "The Stream" on Al Jazeera English. Harvard educated and world trained, he is described by VanityFair.Com as "a spirit of promise and hope and harmony." DNA's band Soulfege is a critically-acclaimed, refreshingly origianl and exciting group of musicians who prod ...…
 
Chike Nwabukwu serves as the Artistic Director for Afropolitan Legacy Theatre (ALT), a production company that shares the cosmopolitan African experience through theater, film and social media . As a writer, performer and producer, Chike uses his talents to entertain and uplift. Currently, Chike and ALT are producing a short film he wrote calle ...…
 
Take Back the Mic is an international youth cultural movement ignited by critically acclaimed underground Hip-Hop/Afropolitan Fusion band Soulfege. The mission of Take Back the Mic is to harness the power of Hip Hop music to spread a message of youth empowerment and civic action to youth across the United States and around the world. For more i ...…
 
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