Danielle Broadway

Danielle Broadway is an English Literature MA student at California State University, Long Beach. She has been published in Black Girl Nerds, LA Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Byrdie and more, is an associate editor at Angels Flight • literary west and editor at just femme and dandy. She’s also a 2021 intern at The Los Angeles Times. She’s an activist and educator that is inspired by her family to make social change both in the classroom and beyond. Follow her on Twitter @daniellebroadw1 and Instagram: @broadwaynerdwrites

Africa is a Continent, the United States of America is a Nation, but Blackness is My World

by | February 9, 2021

“African” and “American” do not define me. The words “African” and “American” seemed to be at war with one another. When I became a teenager, I started referring to myself as Black. Not African American, not Black American, just Black. To be Black is to be my own creation.

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