African American Influence Worldwide
Yet and still, the African American influence resonates worldwide. On Sunday, the Chinese menâ€™s national basketball team did the Soulja Boy dance to get hyped before the game against Spain. Whatâ€™s the big deal? Well, letâ€™s digress.
Along with being one of the youngest countries, the United Statesâ€™ African American population is really just beginning to gain notoriety and their spending power recognized (see previous post â€śThe Power of the Black Dollarâ€ť).
At the time that Soulja Boyâ€™s â€śCrank That (Soulja Boy)â€ť was release, he was 16. By 2010, he ranked #18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings, earning $7 million that year. Did I mention that the single was originally self-published on the internet?
Back to the big deal. The Chinese menâ€™s basketball team represented their country at the 2012 Olympic Games in sport but at the same time showed the World, at the largest and top venue for world, that theyâ€™re paying attention to the African American culture.
African American influence has transcended the seas and continues to influence worldwide.