Black Lives and Digi-Culturalism: An Afrocentric Perspective uses several lenses to examine the role of African Americans and Africans in the production and consumption of information in digital spaces. This book explores topics such as Black confluence of digital and in-person spaces, cyberculture and Black identity, cyberfeminists and Black gendered voices, digi-culture and racism, capitalism and digital colonization, digital activism and politics, minorities and artificial intelligence, among other topics. Scholars of African and Black Diaspora studies, digital media culture, and communication will find this book particularly interesting.
Dr. Kehbuma Langmia is Fulbright Scholar, professor, and chair in the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication at Howard University.
Chapter 1: No retreat, no surrender: Africans and Blacks Diaspora at the crossroads of
"In his characteristic cutting-edge analysis, Professor Langmia underscores the importance of cybercultural literacy for Black netizens. He critiques the dangers of digital media access without awareness, consumption without control, and participation without purpose. This volume is an essential guide for navigating the cybermediascape; a must-have toolkit for surviving the digital cultural revolution; and a propelling force for cultural engagement and transformation. A theoretically grounded and practically sound work for the hour, this treatise on Afro-digital culture and citizenship inspires curiosity and indicts complacency. A must-read for Blacks and non-Blacks, alike."