1. So happy this video is going over generally well. Here's other videos I've done on Black history:
    Quick Starter Tips for Learning More About Black Identity/History
    Blessed to be African American

  2. Very nice piece! But its true black people of any country can come hear and benefit from the black American community. And we get excited to have them. Because for years we didn't know who we were and maybe still trying to find ourselves. But we are coming in our own now. Black American is fine with me. Wouldn't it be great to have a section of the country called (New Africa) you know like (New Mexico).

  3. I feel ya homie, but this video was all over the place. I do believe the title was click bait because you didn't really speak on that too much.

  4. I am Afrikan and I disagree with the idea that Afrikan Americans have no culture. People form a culture from where they live, in fact they have a rich culture that has influenced many. Afrikan Americans went on to build an economy from scratch,making billions of dollars, using a Hip Hop sub culture. North Afrikans are NOT Afrikan and don't get along with Afrikans. Afrikan Americans cannot lose their Afrikan traits, the difference between an Afrikan American and other races in America, including Arabs, can seen clearly.

  5. A very interesting point of view. Also, I'm not so proud of our black history or any history that deal with man in general, its so sad as reported.More lies than truth and lots of exaggeration…

  6. There is a huge problem with social science & forming an argument with the social science lexicon, the lexicon is outdated because race science has been trumped now that the human genome has been mapped. There is no such thing as a Black, White, or Asian race. So using Black 2 id a race is incorrect. And if we refer 2 history, Black was 1st used 2 id descendants of USA chattel slaves. Later Black spread 2 Africa (with Steve Biko & Black Consciousness & Kwame Nkrumah who studied under John Henrik Clark). Also India & Australia-aboriginals labeled themselves the Untouchables & Black Fellows because they was so fund of the Black Panther Party. The idea that u r Black if u have dark skin & course hair is incorrect. Black has everything to do with lineage, history, & science. Black people have been mating amongst themselves 4 over 400 years n the USA, so I’m sure they have created there own genetic marker. U can not verbally debate away a scientific theory, u have 2 do laboratory & field research 2 trump a scientific theory. So 4 now Black as a race is off the table until a scientist does the work to put it back on the table. Black is an ethnicity (an ethnic tribe).

  7. I don't believe your American aborigine sweety. I think your Nigerian fronting, trying to sound like you from here. You can't fool me boo. You just another foreigner'over here trying to tell Us who we and how we should think. So in the words of Alexander O'Neil Your a fake Babe!!

  8. How are there not enough spaces to begin with… How do you think you are better than us when we let you in an elite part of out culture… whew chile

  9. african american culture IS in fact SACRED. you idiots just chose NOT to treat it that way. your ancestors are sacred. no i am not talking about people from africa, although they did come from africa. um tawkin bout dem peoples dat wa on dem plantations in da usa. all over africa you will find africans performing rap, hip-hop, R&B, SOUL, FUNK, HOUSE, GOSPEL, AND JAZZ. sometimes afr americans piss me off because they forget about so much of their culture. even words like boo and bae are old words that the world is treating like they are new and cool. when these are old, seasoned cultural terms, nothing new at all.

  10. This is an amazing video, I learned so much. I’m Mexican (born in the US) and we benefit so much from Black culture yet we are so anti-black. This gave me some points I can discuss with my friends and family. Thank you so much Jouelzy.

  11. I'm a Native Black American. My culture is interwoven with Southeastern Culture. I never considered myself an African-American, I'm not from Africa. The same with native white Americans they don't consider themselves European. My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents were born here. My great grandmother was a share cropper, her and her husband bought land, it's passed down to each generation.

    I've visited the Northeastern, Northwest, MidWest and Northeast, black culture is different from region. Down here we still sang Negro Spirituals, my friends in the Northwest never heard any Negro Spirituals. I went to New Orleans, I never knew Bounce Culture existed.

    Black American Culture is diverse.

  12. All black americans, African Americans, or however you identify yourself as a native born black person in America, should buy the Juneteenth flag, and wave it high during the celebration this summer, post it all on social media

  13. I am thankful for you and your content. This is so refreshing to hear from someone like myself. Whew! Mojuba… Yoruba for… I salute you and your Piece of the Divine.

  14. the rap culture is fucking destroying black peoples image and mind. Its 2019 black people need to form a new culture and that will change how people act and propel people to achieve what is desired in today's age wealth.

  15. Check it chica,
    You born in America,
    You American, not African
    You go to Africa,
    Trust me, from experience they will NOT welcome you.
    In fact, it's the opposite.
    The Americas (not just the u.s)
    Is so diverse
    Its the melting pot of culture in the world.
    There is no "black culture" here
    Are any other races trying to trade mark their behavior/traditions/slang ?
    No because it doesn't make any sense to
    Might as well embrace it

  16. During the latest round of diaspora wars on Twitter, a Trini girl was co signing that Black Americans don't have a culture. Clicked on her profile just to see that she was a SOROR! Imagine my surprise.

  17. We ain't african ain't no such thing of African American the elites and the boule mad that shyt up with Jessie Jackson in 1988 we are the original melenated copper tone American indigenous aborigine Indians of turtle island aka the Americas slavery was a lie they colonizers enslaved is American Indians not no damn african

  18. The Africans are working with the Europeans and Asiatic to take our land under a free Masonic agenda

  19. No proof we came from Africa not slave boats tell this day boats do t travel that so called slave route across the Atlantic Ocean the Atlantic Ocean sea was too damn rapid for them old wooden boats back in the day use common sense do

  20. All Africans need to go back to Africa all Europeans need to go back to Europe and Asians go back to Asia until us the American aborigines get our land back together y'all are genociding us in our own land and tryn tell our babies that they from some dusty ass Africa

  21. I think something to be mindful of is that African American culture could quite possibly be the most popular culture with so many people hoping to be a part of it and/or claim a piece of it.

  22. It doesn’t matter what you look like. It matters what you do and how you act. Black people are obsessed with race. Nobody cares, but you. Why?

  23. I'm Haitian American but I agree with ADOS movement. Everyone can't win because capitalism is based on some group being at the bottom. It's unfair but that is the way the system was set up, so if anyone should be at bottom it makes sense it would be immigrants no matter whether they are black, white, Asian or whatever immigrant.

  24. This is really disappointing and sad that u black people are losing something that was special in ur blood and code for ex I t like saying I’m asian America and forgot how it feels to not be asian and forgot how to not be able to speak i language or understand it or wat types of food was brought in the past of wat time of group u are man I’m sad for everything

  25. I’m asian American I’m Hmong my clan has 18 following clans and that may not be a lot but if u see the tree line it big fucking family tree rip me as a Hmong American I have to remember all my family haaaa my life as a asian American so hard to remember other family and etc but this is a good top base on civil rights and etc topics on for African Americans yup

  26. The great tragedy being African Americans have NO culture left . Any community around the world gathering together calling themselves as a part of the culture fundamentally comes through a sense of shared set of values which usually comes from religion ( which their ancestors belonged to and not forcefully converted ) . Hip- Hop is something Af – Americans created but , it is still just music and even though it has the aspect of expression to it . Unlike other religions ( Pagan religions around the world who had their own art form embedded in the spiritual texts ) has no intellectual root different from Christianity . The only root I find in the "so – called " black culture is the sense of common suffering ( of their slave ancestry in America or police violence or systematic Racism ) .


  28. The ONLY problems is all you mixed-blooded mixed-up mfers such as you, JOUELZY. Ain't no one confused but you, you ain't black you are just a caramel colored OREO …

  29. African Americans are descend from American slaves period. Nigerians and other continental Africans should go by the country they migrated from. Other descendants of the trans Atlantic slave trade should go by countries they migrated from so they can maintain they reparations claim.

  30. Why should african and african american be divides. I have friends from kenya cameroon nigeria we should be a brotherhood its not our fault that european colonize africa brought us here they still trying to colonize africa still their resources yet many people still living poverty

  31. What in another culture can you not do or are told you cannot do unless invited? I’m confused because you’re not being specific. Essence represents all black culture not just African American ( it’s just a magazine not a cultural tomb). There are so many problems, real problems in the black community, in the world and you’re worried about who’s black and who isn’t? It’s weird. I agree with you definition of ethnicity, race and nationality. Are you saying that since braids is actually African and not African American that African Americans shouldn’t wear braids? Just an Afro? Weave? I think weaves are Egyptian. Equity doesn’t equal equality. You think all white people are colonizers? If so then do you see all black people as slaves? Because slavery and colonialism is pretty much past tense and I’m sure after listening to you they already regret it. Aren’t blacks who were brought to the islands as slaves still colonizing the Caribbean? Where are the original Caribs? Blacks who left the US for Liberia are considered colonizers to the original African population who lived there. Um sorry boo but I disagree with your whole post modern, critical race theory analysis. No one can help you like or love yourself, that work begins at home. Jews went through their “self hating Jews” but they did manage to confront that. I do think there is a distinctive African American culture and it’s influential more so than African communities so I don’t see the problem. I can’t pretend to love all people, people are people no matter the race and some will be more lovable than others but then again I don’t withhold or show love based on irrelevant racial features.

  32. Sister ur making it more complicated than it is. When African taxis pass AAs in preference for white passengers, they’re not asking that question, because they have already made up their mind. Simply put, if u have to ask the question ur not one of us. Ever heard of the US Census? If u can find ur family on the Census prior to 1965 ur AA. If not, don’t worry about us who can. No one ever asks: how can u know who is Igbo, who is Fulani, Jamaican, or West Indian. For those of us who know who we r, this is a question without merit. Something tossed in to confuse the issue. If there is any group of people with a throughly documented history, who can trace their lineage to the foundation of The United States of America, (not South America or the Caribbean) its us.

  33. Why are you making smaller and smaller boxes for people to fit into? instead of being constantly divided by people and having our differences highlighted and used to define who we are and divide people of all races. Why don't we let our individualism define who we are, our character, personality, traits and goals we have personally achieved. Why be proud of someone in your race for achieving something that you had no part in? If i achieved something incredible i wouldn't want to be a great black person of <insert field of expertise>, i would just want to be know as my name and my achievement.

    We constantly also seem to blame the failure of black culture to achieve very little (passed civil rights) on white people, when in reality it is black culture that has not put education or nuclear stable families to the forefront of importance for decades unlike other cultures who have (Jews, East Asians etc). Tribalistic attitudes like this insistence on relating to a race or culture for who you are as a person has been the downfall of black American societies for decades, grouped together with a victim mentality and a severe lack of ever wanting to be held responsible for our own actions and failures. I don't expect to convince anyone of this because it's a hard pill to swallow for black people and we live in a culture now where black people actually have the delusion of oppression, when there are black people out there outperforming whites and Asians outperforming everyone…

  34. I'm African American because we were the first blacks in America, other blacks from other countries should be called black American not us

  35. I’m from central Africa, born in Cameroon, grew up in Paris ( France) and now living in America. And as an African, I particularly love AA culture sooo much ! However, we should all admit that black Americans are the descendants of African slaves. And those African slaves were certainly part of my family of another family in Africa. What I mean is we are family because there is a link between these two parts. And we should love, respect and appreciate each tribe and culture. Black people are so mistreated all over the world. I find just sad to see some fights among our “race”. Anyway, I am african and I love your culture guys !

  36. Only an American born in Africa is an African-American. And you're no more black than I am white. That's why I refer to descendants of American slaves living in the United States as "Ebonicans." It's much more accurate and descriptive.

  37. listen sister I'm Haitian but I find out that blacks all over the world let themselves played by white supremacist games a lot. concerning the Nigerian in Houston who took over the original African American culture and benefits from it and humiliating the African Americans. these Nigerians/African are dumb they are well received with divide and conquer phenomenon. they need to be a pan-africanis, but only education will do that. remember in term of brainwashing by whites the Africans in the motherland are as well. because they were all colonized by the whites and still are. therefore the same way that they are indoctrinated the same way some of us here are.

  38. You are so wise and insightful. And beautiful…btw. I'm a man of European descent and I learned so much from this!!!

  39. If I was about to die, I'd want to listen to this lady talk for a few minutes. It would take away any sadness or fear…. I'd just want to die.

  40. “African American” was birthed in the Americas. I would include peoples in the West Indies and the northern half of South America under that umbrella. It refers to a people with a culture born in heavily mixed societies. It’s completely different from the cultures of West and Central Africa. It’s its own thing and it is beautiful. Skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.

  41. This is sad I'm nigerian and I love when african Americans wear african clothing instead of fighting each we should fight white supremacy

  42. know the difference between nationality and ethnicity. just say black american. it’s a valid ethnicity that serves as a nationality as well. african american is for africans in america who came here as immigrants.

  43. I live in New York City and I can always tell who is African-American and who was not African-Americans we are mixed people we are not the same as people in the Caribbeans or in Africa

  44. I just treat Caribbeans and Africans the same as I do white ppl. Long handed spoon. They'll try to partake in culture the same as white ppl but it is not theirs. Never will be. Merely an uninvited, unwanted participant. Period.

  45. Nobody is the "Gatekeeper of culture" the nature of culture is that it interacts with other cultures rubs off on nearby cultures is rubbed of on by said cultures. You can't dictate what your culture influences or is influenced by. I dont just mean you dont have the right, I mean you physically cant.

  46. I love how anti white this is. Due to the fact that more whites especially those who live in cities. Prefer black culture to their own races or ethnicities original culture which causes the slow death of all white cultures and although I agree which many of the things she said such as a better understanding of the culture and history of that culture I still can’t help but laugh when she wants one of the most popular cultures in the WORLD to be more exclusive to blacks only when so many non blacks in joy it to thus leaving many with no culture at all to enjoy

  47. Did anyone notice how immigrants get marked as white and how before 1988 "African American" was thrown on the BLACK community by proven Federal agents. Folks have to stop abusing other black folks for dollars. Africans haven't come for us nor did they help us with our colony of Liberia. Color is not enough. Just my thoughts especially when we are catching,"Akatas" from Africans while they pretend to be us. Also, it isn't just Africans that do this. It is disgusting. We can all have our voices. Stop helping white people erase us.

  48. Correction: black is a color. There is truly 1 race, human. Only 2 colors/shade – Black and white; many cultures and ethnicities . We only separate by ethnicities and culture. African Americans are actually American. Only true African Americans are those from Africa who reside here. No culture is better.

  49. Black Americans are world leaders without the political, economic, & fire power.

    This is the hidden truth about Black Americans.

    How?… Its because of the whole world being crazy about Black American culture.

    Black American culture is all over the worlds media networks. This is why today, you see or hear about rappers of every race all over the globe.

    Copying black American culture is global.

    You heard the saying;… "They want to be like us, but not be us".

    Because for one, all over the world, the younger generations are imitating black culture in some form or fashion.

    This also proves why black Americans are often called a gifted people. But sad to say, a giftedness the world powers are afraid of.

    So what is the world afraid of?
    We have no army or nuclears weapons.

    Now thats powerful.

    But the biggest fear is for black Americans to break away & have our own nation, & eventually become a world power.

    Black Americans are a spiritual world power, leading the world out of darkness into the light of righteous treatment of all people.

    A chosen people usually has the spirit of sacrifice built in them for all of humanity, dispite their own suffering, like Christ. (The heart of God).

    We really are Gods chosen people, otherwise we would not still be fighting against economic oppression & social injustice. ( Most of us)…

    Whom God loves, the devil fights against the hardest.

  50. When a white child grows up exclusively without black parents in an all black community are they alone in their identity or what would you make of them? Say they are otherwise unaware of their disparate trait save when there is a superficial disagreement and the matter is brought up to make them feel isolated and hurt, are they just white fragility or is this an irrelevant anecdote?

  51. * bruh Dave: Uhm Jouelzy. When you said, and the way you said that N. America and central America is the Caribbean? And does that mean Natives and / or Indegeneous people within that region was or wasn't directly African decents because you're only concidering when the Spanish colonized those regions, Africans has been throughput those areas of the contenant and colonized those regions and are directly descendants from East Africa, way way before Spanish rule . . Africans were throughout the Americas before the so called indegeonous Americans . . So I need you to elaborate that statement for better understanding, yes Africans been here directly from Africa first , dear ✨🌍

  52. I'm a 66 yr old AA. I've never really felt as though I've fully grasped exactly how to define AA culture.

    Is it our food?

    We share much in common with southern whites and hillbillies when it comes to diet…

    Is it our dance, music, and rhythm?

    Is it our speech patterns?

    We once became angry when we were referred to as being Negro, we instead preferred "colored".

    We once became absolutely infuriated when someone called us "black", instead of Negro, or colored.

    Back in the 70's most of us had pretty much adopted, "African-American", as the generally accepted term of identification, but would settle for the word, "black"….

    There's got to be more to a "culture", than just art forms and verbal forms of self-identification.


    It takes hundreds of years to develop strong, distinct, and sustainable cultures.

    I don't think we're there yet….

  53. Forget those Nigerians that are not with us their not black people like us they see their tribe thing now i know this not all nigerians behavior this way


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