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  1. Dolly Donatella Gondokondo says:

    Africa!!!!!!!!

  2. Salem Milord says:

    Yes Africa!! The land of wonders!!

  3. Alkebulan….Africa……

  4. O how i long to know my mother land. i'm coming home mama.

  5. Anonymous says:

    African people need to wake the hell up!!! We can say Africa all got damn day and it's still not gonna stop them crackas and them funky ass goat herding ass Arabs from taking over our got damn land!!!! We gotta take back what's ours but first we need to get our minds right and then we can say Africa this and Africa that but what does it mean if we ain't controlling shit in Africa. Just like Marcus Garvey said: Africa for Africans, those at home and those abroad. So with that being said, everybody else, get the fuck out!!!! Black Power. African people WAKE UP!!! Let's reclaim our got damn land!!!!

  6. Sbusiso Mntambo says:

    James, make contact with the motherland – I will be your tour guard.

  7. Bro no respect for most of u hollywood actors sold out assholes.. U are African but what the hell do u do to show that u are african? Just taking piece of paper and reading bullshit, with all the influence u guys have u guys cud change many lives in africa, but instead ur decide to live ur life in america hollywood. No hating i love this dude movies and respect him, But its time for ur to stop all this bullshit u are reading and lets see action bro, u won't fool me with some piece of paper bro. Akon is changing lives in africa everyday at least we have respect for him.

  8. Ashton Blake says:

    So she can know the truth. By knowing the truth she would learn not to repeat the mistakes of her ancestors, and make a better tomorrow for her future generation. This is why history is important. It's about breaking the cycle of hate.

  9. Ashton Blake You know, I think that you are dumb enough to believe that. Especially when white people at America's most distinguished universities are TAUGHT to go into other countries and cause confusion, according to the book CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN. With you, DISCUSSION OVER.

  10. Eddie DonaHoo says:

    Great really appreciated

  11. James Latham says:

    This is an amazing adaptation of the also amazing satirical essay by Binyavanga Wainaina. Comparing the two, I can see why the filmmaker cut out some material, and appreciate what’s been added with the use of editing, cinematography, sound, staging, and performance by Djimon Hounsou. To me, the meaning of the little white girl is vague, perhaps representing the young (white, privileged, western) aspiring writers / public whom Hounsou is “instructing.” Personally, I think it might be an even more effective and creative statement if this film were set not in some hotel room but in a classroom, museum, or similar space more accommodating of the didacticism of the text and diversity of the public, maybe with shots of different people reacting in ways that reflect their own sensibilities shaped by race / class / politics / geography / history—affirming what he’s saying, rejecting it, looking puzzled, laughing, etc.

  12. We as descendants of AFRIKAN must at first get our act together here in this country, because what good would we be in the MOTHER LAND. If we haven't taught ourselves how to be a helping hand to our Sistahs and Brotahs in AFRIKA? We are already fed a useless education, that has only taught us how to work for our oppressors, we must now teach ourselves about who we are and who we were, and who we can be collectively as a BLACK PEOPLE! Some of us have been so DAMN CONDITIONED by this white man over here in AMERIKKKA. Just like some of our Sistahs and Brotah over there in AFRIKA. They keep us DIVIDED by telling each and everyone of us that neither one of us LOVE or CARE about one another, when in my HEART I LOVE my Sistahs and Brotahs that are there in the MOTHER LAND, we are all CONNECTED by our DNA! And no one can change that. It sadden me to see us fighting each other here in AMERIKKKA, when we should be LOVING EACH OTHER! It's amazing to me how we as the DESCENDANTS of AFRIKAN can forgive the white man for all of the pain that they themselves have put on us, but yet refuse to forgive one another. Surely we can find it in our hearts to forgive each other for our down fall that we have with each other, because neither one of us has done as nearly what the white man has done to us. But we seem to have taken on all of their WICKED and EVIL WAYS! We must stop this madness and get back to our GOD GIVING MINDS! And give them back their GOD! LOVING ALL OF MY SISTAHS and BROTAHS wherever they may be in this WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUCH LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [email protected]UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  13. Hagi Bilal Bayo says:

    Jonathan Anacalypsis Du Ela u are just that coward paled ignorant shameless idiot with the most incorrect thinking way bt tryin to pust ur hypocrytical misleading mis-interprete malicious idea to us cos u think we living in the days of slavery were blacks are nt educated to tghink and work with their own opinions bt u! filthy stanky bastard!!! i hate u shameless cowards

  14. Johnny F-Zuh says:

    Donald Yarbrough You gotta remove Donald from ya name replace it with an african name..lol.

  15. Suzie Kim says:

    If that's true, then the same goes for you as you date non-black men. You definitely have some screws loose by calling the kettle black, when you're just the same, lol.

  16. Ashton Blake says:

    Dumb enough to believe that you say, when it is the truth you deny.

  17. Because just like America and Americans, Africa has its own agenda as well.

    BTW, American Media made this video, he is just the face.

    It is part of a big agenda to rally the bigoted blacks in America who THINK they are Africans. Africans are born in Africa and they, as a country, do not think you belong to what you call "mother land".

    We should love all people and care, but ACTORS are part of the MEDIA, which is owned by the ELITE. So this, too, is part of the BIG AGENDA.

    God bless!

  18. James Latham No, if it is showing anything having to do with America in that sense, it is of THE AMERICAN; black, white, hispanic, etc.

    We are all so privileged and blinded by a system that cares nothing about us as people. Black AND white. Blacks think it is just them..look at the comments. The black people think WE are only fed bad education, but education is fed publicly to ALL Americans.

    Africans are speaking to our nation, not just one race or color.

    Africans, however, are not in this video and their TRUE thoughts remain unheard. This video is a rallying cry for exposure to their agenda.

  19. My wife is a mixture of races, Puerto Rican and Cuban mostly.

    Why is it your business or anyone else's who I, or any man, marries? Love isn't about color or race and black men are not bound to only be with black women.

    Bigots..

  20. By the way, HONOR black women? How about honoring all men and women, no matter the race? Teach THAT.

    Don't teach that no man SHOULD honor any woman based on ANYTHING other than her being a human being. PERIOD. If you do, you are showing bigotry and prejudice in one fashion or another.

    By the way. You said, "..as dark as them." So, a black man honors a woman who is as dark as him by marrying her? Also, there are many NON-BLACK races that are as dark as, and in some cases darker, than black men. So, wouldn't that be DISHONOR? Or is it "black" as in only skin color? You don't know, do you?

    Let me tell you this. A man and a woman falling in love and becoming one person is flesh and spirit is one of, if not, THE GREATEST truths that this world and mankind will ever know. You and others like you want to destroy that by forcing rules upon them and telling them how much merit they can receive depending on WHO they choose to marry? You don't choose who you love and if a man is with you because you are black, I'd bet my LIFE that neither of you KNOW what love or honor is.

    Rethink the way you see PEOPLE. See them as individuals, but maintain that we are ALL ONE MAN, no matter race, no matter gender, no matter anything but our species. Once you realize that you are not TIED to black people in any way that you are not tied to anyone else, you will see the mistake in the things you just said.

  21. By the way, HONOR black women? How about honoring all men and women, no matter the race? Teach THAT.

    Don't teach that no man SHOULD honor any woman based on ANYTHING other than her being a human being. PERIOD. If you do, you are showing bigotry and prejudice in one fashion or another.

    By the way. You said, "..as dark as them." So, a black man honors a woman who is as dark as him by marrying her? Also, there are many NON-BLACK races that are as dark as, and in some cases darker, than black men. So, wouldn't that be DISHONOR? Or is it "black" as in only skin color? You don't know, do you?

    Let me tell you this. A man and a woman falling in love and becoming one person is flesh and spirit is one of, if not, THE GREATEST truths that this world and mankind will ever know. You and others like you want to destroy that by forcing rules upon them and telling them how much merit they can receive depending on WHO they choose to marry? You don't choose who you love and if a man is with you because you are black, I'd bet my LIFE that neither of you KNOW what love or honor is.

    Rethink the way you see PEOPLE. See them as individuals, but maintain that we are ALL ONE MAN, no matter race, no matter gender, no matter anything but our species. Once you realize that you are not TIED to black people in any way that you are not tied to anyone else, you will see the mistake in the things you just said.

  22. By the way, HONOR black women? How about honoring all men and women, no matter the race? Teach THAT.

    Don't teach that no man SHOULD honor any woman based on ANYTHING other than her being a human being. PERIOD. If you do, you are showing bigotry and prejudice in one fashion or another.

    By the way. You said, "..as dark as them." So, a black man honors a woman who is as dark as him by marrying her? Also, there are many NON-BLACK races that are as dark as, and in some cases darker, than black men. So, wouldn't that be DISHONOR? Or is it "black" as in only skin color? You don't know, do you?

    Let me tell you this. A man and a woman falling in love and becoming one person is flesh and spirit is one of, if not, THE GREATEST truths that this world and mankind will ever know. You and others like you want to destroy that by forcing rules upon them and telling them how much merit they can receive depending on WHO they choose to marry? You don't choose who you love and if a man is with you because you are black, I'd bet my LIFE that neither of you KNOW what love or honor is.

    Rethink the way you see PEOPLE. See them as individuals, but maintain that we are ALL ONE MAN, no matter race, no matter gender, no matter anything but our species. Once you realize that you are not TIED to black people in any way that you are not tied to anyone else, you will see the mistake in the things you just said.

  23. D.cal City says:

    Robert Nellums I Totally understand where your coming from, but maybe in a perfect world where our brothers of other races would look at all of us as equal and treat us as one I would think like that, in reality my people are not treated as individuals, once upon a time we weren't even treated as human, just like every other race looks out for the best interest of their own, black people shouldn't feel anyway about doing the same, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't embrace the good people that exist in other races, but you have to be always careful who you allow to get too close cause you never know what their agenda is, remember Africa's downfall came by us embracing and putting our trust in white people and we all know how that turned out, but I agree love is the cure, who you fall in love with shouldn't be about race or color, the heart doesn't know such things.

  24. Terry Moore says:

    It's funny how only black men are not bound to be with Black women. Any other race of men they are with their own race of women, and I mean the vast majority of them. Then use "love is not a color", but when they are up against society it's all about color! But, Robert, I understand why you went to another race. Thank you!

  25. with your logic europe and america is only for white people. You good sir, is a racist.

  26. The same Akon that refused, models that have that have his skin tone, from being in his videos? FOH, they all are apart of the beast. Lastly putting no money in my pocket.

  27. I was with you until you said, "so DAMN CONDITIONED by this white man". You are of free thought and mind. Once you give the responsibility of your mind to others through blame, you are just as at fault for your lack of self worth.

    Change your mind and believe you are powerful, no man… white black brown or yellow has the ability to own you unless you let them.

  28. White girl PLEASE!!!!… STAY IN YOUR OWN LANE? Unti you have walked in our shoes SHUT THE F#$K UP?……. DON'T START NO DRAMA IT WON'T BE NO DRAMA ! …………. [email protected] AND YES U

  29. Teddy Watts says:

    Marius Gipling Hansen America would not be included for the so-called "White" man if that were true.

  30. Oh by the way white girl why don't you check out HIDDEN COLORS 1-2-3-'THEN GET BACK AT ME? THE NERVE OF YOU ALBINO MUNTANT REJECT"

  31. Teddy Watts says:

    @woody hill Africans are woke! Stop buying into the propaganda that they are all sleep.
    There are no such people as "Black". Black is a crayon, not a people!
    And stop stressing the hate you were taught by European colonialism, it`s not very becoming. It only leads to others believing in the false stereotypes placed upon a people.
    Peace be with you!

  32. Terry, I didn't "leave to go to another race". I happen to have fallen in love with a beautiful woman who made me laugh, smile, and gave me butterflies. Her race didn't matter then and it won't ever matter.

    Secondly, because I'm black, that means I'm bound to black women? Why do you base YOUR actions on those of another persons or of a "race"? If you are going to be a bigot, understand that you are one and it isn't because of slavery or anything but because, like all other bigots, you hate people.

    Now, all men and women are my brothers and sisters. All slavery is bad and when I stand up against any type of crime against someone, I do it because they are being victimized and wrongfully treated. I don't keep track or merit about how many blacks vs whites there were or how many short vs tall there were.

    It's a sad world when people DEMAND that you group together by race. I wouldn't care if slavery and those acts were still going on now, it does NOT give you or me a right to HATE. Once you hate, you become the very person you hate, so what makes you different?

    I'm not a lesser supporter because I love all people and don't see color and fuck you and anyone else who wants to attempt to force me to be bound by "black" or "color" or "race" laws.

    No excuse for hate. EVER.

  33. Barby Jayne says:

    Robert who gives a shit about your wife cause ain't nobody was talking about her with your thirsty assuming that would make somebody mad with your basic ass.

    Suzie- YAWN.

    terry- black men are hypocrites. They want black women to sit back and be complacent and be all about saving their basic non productive asses but somehow want to talk about nonblack women like they are queens. And if you are a black male that includes your ass too.

    90% of yall a damn mess. Non productive. Self hating. Mess.

    Nonblack women can take their pick – WE don't want yall. Trust.

  34. Barby Jayne Wow. Just wow.

    You just proved my point. When you say BLACK MEN WHO MARRY OUTSIDE THEIR RACE, you generalize and that includes all people in that GENERAL CATEGORY, including me and my wife.

    I find it funny that your attitude is that of a pre-teen, dismissing facts with attempted jokes and insults. I didn't mention my wife to make you or anyone else jealous or applaud me, but I did state it to prove that what you said was pure hate and GARBAGE. Proof that love exists across all colors, race, ethnicity, nationalities, and heritages. I highly DOUBT you know the difference between any of those.

    "Self hate" is a term created by people who want people who are similar to them in color, age, size, etc., to feel and/or believe in the ideals of the majority of said categories. Now, if you can still comprehend thus far, let me continue.

    I cannot hate myself because I disagree that because my skin is dark, I MUST marry a black woman or else "I am dishonoring black women". If I indeed hated myself, I would stick to your bigoted "rules" and CONFORM and marry a black woman and as you say, "love and honor the black woman".

    When you say WE in your last statement, you are referring to black women. Who gave you that right? When one disagrees, and they will, will you claim they are self hating, too?

    How can you really sit and let the rusted gears of your corroded mind conjure up such ignorant statements?

    Also, how am I "thirsty" when I'm married to the woman I love with all of me? If I'm thirsty, I'm thirsty for her and will always be.

    You cannot know this type of love with the hatred you possess, and your bitterness shows that.

    I don't think many men want a woman who speaks and thinks the way you do, regardless of your race. Look how you disrespected everyone on this thread.

    There are no queens alive besides Elizabeth. Why don't you speak this to the black men you have OBVIOUSLY been hurt by who treated you like trash and then treated his white wife better? You can only speak from YOUR experience, not others'.

    But, wow.. Just, wow. I will pray for you and I hope one day you see that not all people, black men, black women, whites, etc. are the way you view them. I hope you find love.

  35. Barby Jayne Wow. Just wow.

    You just proved my point. When you say BLACK MEN WHO MARRY OUTSIDE THEIR RACE, you generalize and that includes all people in that GENERAL CATEGORY, including me and my wife.

    I find it funny that your attitude is that of a pre-teen, dismissing facts with attempted jokes and insults. I didn't mention my wife to make you or anyone else jealous or applaud me, but I did state it to prove that what you said was pure hate and GARBAGE. Proof that love exists across all colors, race, ethnicity, nationalities, and heritages. I highly DOUBT you know the difference between any of those.

    "Self hate" is a term created by people who want people who are similar to them in color, age, size, etc., to feel and/or believe in the ideals of the majority of said categories. Now, if you can still comprehend thus far, let me continue.

    I cannot hate myself because I disagree that because my skin is dark, I MUST marry a black woman or else "I am dishonoring black women". If I indeed hated myself, I would stick to your bigoted "rules" and CONFORM and marry a black woman and as you say, "love and honor the black woman".

    When you say WE in your last statement, you are referring to black women. Who gave you that right? When one disagrees, and they will, will you claim they are self hating, too?

    How can you really sit and let the rusted gears of your corroded mind conjure up such ignorant statements?

    Also, how am I "thirsty" when I'm married to the woman I love with all of me? If I'm thirsty, I'm thirsty for her and will always be.

    You cannot know this type of love with the hatred you possess, and your bitterness shows that.

    I don't think many men want a woman who speaks and thinks the way you do, regardless of your race. Look how you disrespected everyone on this thread.

    There are no queens alive besides Elizabeth. Why don't you speak this to the black men you have OBVIOUSLY been hurt by who treated you like trash and then treated his white wife better? You can only speak from YOUR experience, not others'.

    But, wow.. Just, wow. I will pray for you and I hope one day you see that not all people, black men, black women, whites, etc. are the way you view them. I hope you find love.

  36. Hakeem Tey says:

    Marius Gipling Hansen america would belong to the Natives of that land…. aka native americans by that logic…. and white americans would be in europe (-_-).

  37. Vicky Rogers-Burks You disgust me.

    You were a slave? "Our shoes"? LMAO. Our as in blacks? Try ALL people who have been mistreated.

    Look how racist you are, yet you sit and talk about hate against YOU.

    Hate doesn't generate from nothing or actions of others towards you, hate comes from within you. YOU are the issue.

    I stand for all who have been wronged, not just blacks. I'm a human FIRST.

  38. Vicky Rogers-Burks You disgust me.

    You were a slave? "Our shoes"? LMAO. Our as in blacks? Try ALL people who have been mistreated.

    Look how racist you are, yet you sit and talk about hate against YOU.

    Hate doesn't generate from nothing or actions of others towards you, hate comes from within you. YOU are the issue.

    I stand for all who have been wronged, not just blacks. I'm a human FIRST.

  39. Dearest Vicky Rogers-Burks sorry to let you down but, I'm not white and you don't know what shoes I've walked in. I must thank you however for showing me you don't deserve the honor of being African. They are far more distinguished, kind and educated then you appear to be, and trust me.. they don't want people like you infesting their community with so much hate. You are horrible.

    #AVAA

  40. Robert Nellums I'm sharing this with my West African family.. they will get a kick out of this!

  41. Robert Nellums you disgust me just as much with your coon ass.I'm not even going to waste time talking to you KNEEGROW!………. [email protected] AND YES U

  42. Robert Nellums you disgust me just as much with your coon ass.I'm not even going to waste time talking to you KNEEGROW!………. [email protected] AND YES U

  43. Nicole you can kiss my AFRIKAN BLACK AZZ! Like I told you stay in your own lane. I don't have the time for MORONS! [email protected] AND YESU

  44. Please no more COONING! KNEEGROWS THINKING JUST LIKE THEIR OPPRESSORS ! DAMN SHAME! I'M DONE!…. [email protected] AND YES U

  45. Wayne Hector says:

    He was reading it to a young white girl as a representation of what the western media teaches western children about Africa

  46. Wayne Hector says:

    I only respect women who deserve my respect, I have dated many other human beings, I happen to have marri

  47. Nicole Jones Kruex She's a troll. Let's stop feeding her. She'll go away.

  48. Marius Gipling Hansen technically only europe is for white people. America was originally dominated by Native American's, now living on reserves. :-/ some shit for your day.

  49. Wayne Hector says:

    As I was saying I happen to be married to a black woman but have dated many others from other backgrounds, such a shame to see these attitudes are still being passed on, on all sides.

  50. Wayne Hector says:

    As I was saying I happen to be married to a black woman but have dated many others from other backgrounds, such a shame to see these attitudes are still being passed on, on all sides.

  51. Craig Colson says:

    Robert Nellums I cannot like your comments enough! That's all I'll say as not to get involved in troll drama with others.

  52. Kymberle C Lucas he said that wasn't true and the model didn't say akon she said someone working for akon.

  53. A lot of the problem still consist of perception. ..the darker people all over the word are still not perceived as they should be. ..but themselves and others. ..when we say Arab, Asian, Indian. ..etc…usually the more European looking comes to most people's mind. ..

  54. Vicky Rogers-Burks wow is all you deserve so please respond to wow. I am so wordless to a point all I can say is wow.

  55. Get it together let no belief stop us from protecting US.

  56. Telling a Neanderthal about thier ways usually falls on deaf eats i am only concerned with the negroids who arent sell outs and are willing to build.

  57. Akey Tenhut says:

    Nicole Jones Kruex get over yourself. or use common sense atleast. we are born with a certain level of genetic memory. until you and those like you walk in the genocidal chattel shoes the black ancestors did for over 500 yrs then please be quiet. no one asked you to be with vicky rogers. your inability to understand the perspective is due to your own ignorance and lack of understanding of the human biology and the psychological aspect slavery had on my people. like vicky say stay in your lane.

  58. Akey Tenhut says:

    Barby Jayne some one is hurting and sick from the sounds of it. I truly doubt you have come into contact with the majority of the black men in the sea of 40 million black people in america. And I'm quiet certain you are neglecting the mental trauma suffered by many blacks in america due to the history they are forced to listen to, even though much of that black american history is based in theories and eurocentric lies. the white man in your picture that you appear to be inlove with does not share that same issue, or background, so your judgement is emotional at best and probably based on a strong level of inner self hate. you are a black women and due to your mitochondria construct in your cells, you will produce a black child that will be a black woman or man. I feel sorry that the child will have to hear such a uneven and lame perspective on their own race. smh

  59. Emmett Xaa says:

    Africa I am African I am PERIOD!

  60. Vicky Rogers-Burks tell that BITCH!

  61. Robert Nellums NEWSFLASH: PUERTO RICAN AND CUBAN ARE NOT RACES! EyE hate you dumb mofos who always have the most to say but ain't saying shit. Most Puerto ricans have AFRIKAN BLOOD RUNNING IN THEIR VEINS. Cubans are AFRIKANS… ask me how EyE know… EyE am multi ethnic which makes me….are you ready? drum roll….. AFRIKAN ALL DAY STRONG! boy sitcho ass down.

  62. Robert Nellums Boy just stop.

  63. Kymberle C Lucas The Misconception! Wow!

  64. Erma Johnson says:

    AWESOME! POWERFUL WORDS; THAT A MOUTH FULL!

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