Over the past few weeks there’s been quite a lot of talk around here about the differences (and similarities) between black folks throughout the Diaspora. While many have taken it upon themselves to highlight the differences in our counties of origin and cultures, others have found common ground.

As a black woman from the U.S., I realize that I’m ignorant about some of ways my sistas from around the globe live, work, and operate, but as someone who loves her people, I’m always willing (and wanting) to learn more.

Last year I wrote an article shouting out sistas from around the globe, from Africa to Europe, to South America and right here at home. Many women chimed in to shout out their country, block, culture, and for a moment, it was so beautiful. I wanted to bottle up that closeness and sprinkle it throughout the comments sections of our more, shall I say, contentious articles when things got heated.

But I’m here to re-up a little bit of positivity and sunshine, Clutchettes, and as we get ready to make even more changes here at Clutch to improve our site and hopefully continue to bring you all the content you love and want, I wanted to hear what makes you and your corner of the world so dope.

So tell me, Clutchettes…

Where are you from and what do you want us to know about your city/culture/piece of the world? What makes it & you SO fab?

  • gigi

    I am from Haiti. My people are beautiful, very deep in their belief system, resilient and will do anything in their power to further their children’s education.

  • http://www.heritage1960.com Mazuba kapambwe

    I’m from Zambia and we have 72 languages, are the home of one of the 7 wonders of the world (Victoria Falls) and we just won the African Cup of Nations (soccer) this past February :) #teamZambia

  • HowApropos

    Self actualization.

  • http://cupofjo-jo.blogspot.com bk chick

    Ayiti! Woop woop!

  • The Truth will set you free

    I’m a Jamaican living in the United States. I want eveyone to know that we are so much more than the ‘weed’ and violence that gets portayed. We’re small and proud, and our personalities are as bright as the sunshine. Our reggae music keeps us dancing and the jerk chicken keeps us full. I urge all clutchettes to visit and to see more than just our beautiful beaches :)

    I, for one, love my people throughout the Diaspora and I seek more commonalities than differences. I’ve dated Jamaican, African American, Eithiopian, and Kenyan men!! I love the diversity that we all bring, and i Love this post!

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