Seju Mike, Raja Ansah, Toni Kamau, and Essé Dabla-Attikpo sit down with Cheraé Robinson to talk representation, appropriation, and how the continent and the Diaspora support and reflect each other.
Directors, Producers, Creatives, and Entrepreneurs discuss the current "Wakanda-ization" of the continent. From African Twitter's uproar about Beyonce's "Black Is King" to larger conversations about appropriation we unpack the sensitivities and lines around increased interest in the continent.
Presented by Tastemakers Africa, The Thread | Conversations Beyond The Return is a monthly-ish series of conversations unpacking the potential for Pan-Africanism in a post-"Year of Return" moment for the culture. Since its inception as an in-person event in Washington, DC The Thread has gone virtual reaching nearly 7,000 people from 50+ countries. On July 5th, 2020, The Thread Volume V Vol. 5 took us inside, kicking off conversations of healing within our community and then turning to solutions that question the system in the west that we've adopted as truth.