“Am I Black?” – A Response to CNN’s Black in America 5

Written by on December 5th, 2012 // Filed under Journal

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by Tatiana Bacchus

Tonight I took my daughter to an advanced screening of CNN’s Black in America 5 – Who is Black in America? I went for a variety of reasons, but most of all to support a Philadelphia scholar and visionary, Dr. Yaba Blay. I had the pleasure of producing an interview of Yaba a few years back for the Leeway Foundation It was then that I learned about her project entitled 1ne Drop which refers to a person being categorized as Black if they had one drop of Black blood. I became an instant fan and student of Yaba’s work. (I am now a fan of the rest of the amazing individuals featured in this documentary.)

 

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