My Black is Transnational


My Black is Transnational

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A podcast about Blackness and how (re)connecting back to our native homeland(s) and connecting with our fellow Black people all across the globe, while also benefiting from the land we currently live in, could be good for your lives. As Black people, we have the opportunity to have the best of both worlds, this podcast shows you how and why.

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Our Story

My Black is Transnational was established in 2018 with the goal of bringing to the forefront the emerging yet overlooked impact that immigration and transnationalism has on Black people across the world. By providing research-based information— concerning issues among culturally diverse Black people—in a casual relaxed manner, we enjoy creating content that will spark, productive discussions topics for our listeners, while also educating them on societal issues that include (but not limited to) health disparities, health behaviors and proposed strategies to increase intra-racial relationships among Black natives and Black immigrants.

Meet The Host/Creator

Dr. Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts is a professor and researcher in health behaviors, health disparities and health outcomes among culturally diverse populations. His research interest specifically involve immigrant health and the development of transnational ties among immigrants. He identifies as a 1.5 generation Transnational Nigerian American. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 8, where he grew up in the Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He continued his postdoctotoral training at the University of Florida until 2018. He currently teaches and conducts research at SUNY Cortland in upstate New York.

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