DJ Milktray, Erika Lewis, Michael Akiko, and Toyosi Etim-Effiong join Cheraé Robison to take it back to childhood and discuss their personal journeys of discovering blackness and what it means to be African, to be Caribbean, to be African American, and to be Black in this world.
Our ideas about each other are often passed down from our elders, starting with our parents. Here we chat to cultural curators about the things they learned about blackness, being African, being Caribbean, being African American, and more and how they influenced their perception of our differences.
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.