During a recent dialogue at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, Koshie Mills ignited the ongoing feud between Africans and African Americans. Mills, the creator of the popular talk show series “The Diaspora Dialogues” and several guests that included British-Nigerian, Gina Yashere (co-creator, writer, producer of “Bob Hearts Abishola”), Dutch-Surinamese actress, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing (“Love Is”) and African American model/activist Ebonee Davis, discussed the gap between Africans from Africa and African Americans, addressing factors such as internal racism and identity crisis during a live audience taping of the series.
With her groundbreaking series, “The Diaspora Dialogues,” Mills focuses on tackling conversations that plague our community and celebrating African heritage.
“The Diaspora Dialogues discuss the long overdue conversations needed between black people globally and create a better understanding of our different experiences, but shared identity.” says Mills. “Africans from the continent have African privilege, they have a clear sense of identity and self, therefore they have no concept of what their African American, Caribbean and South American counterparts face daily from the results of oppression and their stolen identity. I am challenging us to lean in and lead with empathy on both sides.”
Celebrity attendees included Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar”), Shola Adewusi (CBS show “Bob Hearts Abishola”), Vanessa Williams (“Soul Food”), Kwesi Boakye (“Claws”), Bambadjan Bamba (“Black Panther”), R&B artist Mishon Ratliff, Constance Ejuma and designer Kwame Boakye Sr.
Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues