Nkechi is a shortened version of the Igbo (Nigerian group) name Nkechinyere, which translates to "What God has given" or "Gift of God".
Diallo, meaning 'bold, ' is a last name of Fula origin.
Black history's number one fan Rachel Dolezal has reportedly gone one step further in her love for African heritage by changing her name.
She told The Guardian she had been unable to obtain even a low-level job, receiving only offers to appear in reality television and pornographic films.
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Shortly after her name change, Nkechi put her new identity to good use - by trying to give publicity to an old TEDx Talk she gave back in her Dolezal days. Rather than going with Jane Doe or Mary Smith or anything else which might've flown under the radar, let's just say that she went with something a bit more unique. "We want to watch this speech".
While Dolezal only managed to get 30 of the 100 required signatures, TED chose to post the video anyway. It added that some of the speakers "occasionally share ideas we don't stand behind".
She said that she "began to see the world through black eyes" as a teenager after her parents adopted four black children. I think it's a mix of anger and sadness really for me, because I've struggled to stay away from turning bitter.
Dolezal told NBC that the book, is about "this larger issue of if you don't fit into one box and if you don't stay there your whole life, being identified from birth as who you are - what does that look like?" And I'm a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. "And when I could no longer do things for people I was thrown away". I mean, I guess you could be searching for them, but something tells me someone in her inner circle snitched on her.
She would later go on to be activist for equal rights in Jackson, Mississippi.