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THE BLACK NOD

Black Africans in foreign countries 

I was reading Americana recently and I saw something really interesting "the black nod". You know the nod u give when you see an African on the road , I do it , sometimes I even get mad when someone sees me and doesn't nod or acknowledge my nod. Why do we do this?. Really I think it gives us a sense of unity and togetherness, it's like yeah dude I see you and you could see someone a hundred times on the street and never say anything but nod or ask "how far nah"? a question which is never answered with a fine or cool or good but with the same question , the most intimate we get is the handshake with the finger snap at the end. These little things we do kind of says no matter where we came from in Africa we've got each other's backs here , and we've got to stick up for each other, it's a good sentiment but I need someone to answer my greeting.

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