"Akah Bants" My musings about the #BlacksLivesMatter movement

The new episode addresses the popular #BlacksLivesMatter movement.

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New episode of "Akah Bants"

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Akah Nnani has released a new episode of his web series "Akah Bants."

The new episode features Akah alongside Chioma Dike, a human rights advocate and the executive director of Africa's Daughters Foundation.

The two lend their voices to push for equal justice for blacks and minorities in the US.

This iconic photo from the protest have gone viral, you won't believe why play

This iconic photo from the protest have gone viral, you won't believe why

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Summary of episode by Akah;

Truth be told, I had my initial reservations about expressing my take on the issue of #blacklivesmatter as well as the over-arching problem of systemic racism seemingly perpetuated by pockets of the Police against people of black or latino decent in the US. Again, this is such a sensitive issue that it would be an utter mistake for anyone to address it with broad strokes or generalities. However, the events that unfolded over the last 3-4 weeks that saw the killing of African Americans in very questionable circumstances has led me to do this video.

Now don't get me wrong, I truly believe that all lives matter but if their people who are systemically targeted and they need our help to lend a voice, it's our duty as people and citizens of the world to do so. Only a year ago, Nigerians had cried out about the kidnap of 200 young ladies gone missing from their school grounds and people from around world rallied around us and lent their voice. We might not have rescued all those girls yet but those voices made the Nigerian government stop in its tracks and begin to pay attention. In the same manner, we lend our voices to the plight of not just Blacks or African Americans in the US but every minority group seeking for a more equitable, more just and safer communities where the color of your skin should never determine your reality as an individual or collective group.

The last episode of vlog featured Akah and Makida Moka discuss the practise of a girl bringing her friends along on her first date with a guy.

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