Black identity in the United States is multi-faceted, yet is often reduced to a few clichés in popular culture. When I was growing up - outside of America - my perception of my brothers on the other side of the Atlantic was shaped mostly through hip hop and sports. I, along with billions of kids worldwide was presented with very few aspects of the African American culture. The reality it turns out, is more nuanced. And now that African Americans are re-taking control of their narrative, they get to shape perceptions more accurately.