As black people in America, we tend to have been effected by black nationalism and Pan-Africanism much more than most other black folks. Along with that comes a worldview, including how black people are viewed collectively. What is your definition of family? Do you view all black people as one big family? If not, how do you view family? Nuclear? Extended? If extended, do you include fictive kin? How do you define who is and is not a part of your fictive kin network?