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If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?

People associate different regions/continent based on media, informational material, myths, stereotypes and such. The main idea of this discussion is to find out what people who never had "first hand experience" think about the continent. Thanks for your contribution.


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  • Mar 28 2013: community!.. i am a real american boi, who lives a very nomadic life; as im typing this from an airport in north carolina, i refuse to confide in the media!?!.. i barely even watch t.v. its gotton to be so disturbing!?... but anywho, im glad u posted this topic mary, because i definitly belive that the mainstrea media plays a crucial role in todays perception on the most spiritual people as well, richest land in the whole world! my question to you mary is, you being an african native, do you feel that there can be a mended bond between wealthy africans and african americans to create a black ienterprise , so we can show the world that not everything has to be bombs & scandals!??
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      Mar 28 2013: Big up brutha, You sister here from another matha is excited to reply to your comment. I truly love your deviance from mainstream media and you truly know and believe that Africa is wealthy. Yes it is disturbing to watch the news and information portrayed by media. Media has a way of instilling fear in people.
      To answer your question, there is nothing that the mind can conceive that it can't achieve. Yes a bond between wealthy Africans, and African American is possible, and possibly a bond between wealthy African American and African......We have to join hands and reclaim our glory, while making this world a better place......

      Love, Mary

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