Kwambox and Kerry Martin
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On today's morning show, Kwambox and Kerry discussed the strained relationship between Africans and African Americans.

"I wonder why Africans don’t like black people, but that's a story for another day," Kerry remarked.

"What? What did you just say?" Kwambox asked Kerry, seeking clarification.

Kerry elaborated, "I mean Africans don’t always support black people from the States or Europe. They prefer to see them as genuine Africans. Africans tend to favor white people over black guys."

Kwambox then shared her perspective based on what she had heard, admitting she hadn’t encountered such sentiments firsthand.

"You know the story I’ve heard, even though I haven’t been there myself. I always ask, why is it that Africans and Black Americans don’t have this 'oh, my long-lost brother, I've missed you bruv' relationship? Why didn’t you guys come back for me with a boat?" Kwambox pondered.

"That’s how I imagine it, Black Americans at the airport waiting, 'Yooh! My African brothers are coming, let me welcome them to America. Hello, my neighbors!' So, what I think is happening is not really happening," she continued.

According to Kwambox, Africans also use a derogatory term for Black Americans.

"Africans leave Africa, go to America to settle or do their own things, and they congregate there. You don’t even know where Zimbabwe is on the map, but you sit down with a Zimbabwean. Meanwhile, Black Americans put that label on them," Kwambox explained.

"It turns out there's some animosity between them," she concluded.

In response, Kerry noted that Black Americans tend to be active in everything, while Africans visit the States or Europe for holidays, take pictures, and then leave.

"The best part is when they say, 'I met this African woman who told me I’m from the motherland.' Every time I hear a Black American telling a story about Africa, I always think, 'You need to tell us where exactly that happened, name the person, and show us video evidence,'" Kwambox remarked.