Koshie Mills: “Africans from the continent have African privilege and have a clear sense of identity and self.”

Koshie Mills: “Africans from the continent have African privilege and have a clear sense of identity and self.”

Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues

Last Friday 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.
 

L-R Gina Yashere, Koshie Mills, Ebonee Davis and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
L-R Kofi Siriboe, Kwesi Boakye, Koshie Mills and Kwame Boakye Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
L-R Constance Ejuma, Bambadjan Bamba, Gladys Nyoth Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
Panelist Ebonee Davis, Model and Activist
Panelist Gina Yashere, Co-Creator, Producer of Bob hearts Abishola Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
Actress Shola Adewusi from Bob hearts Abishola Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
Founder and Executive Producer of The Diaspora Dialogues, Koshie Mills Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
L-R Actress Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing and Actress Vanessa Williams Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
Founder and Executive Producer of The Diaspora Dialogues, Koshie Mills Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues
Panelist Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Actress (Love Is) Photo Credit- The Diaspora Dialogues