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An African American.

Af′ro-A·mer′i·can adj.
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n, adj
another word for African-American
Usage: This word has been replaced in general use by African-American
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(ˈæf rɪ kən əˈmɛr ɪ kən)

also Afro-American

1. a black American of African descent.
2. of or pertaining to African-Americans.
[1860–65, Amer.]
usage: See black.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afro-American - an American whose ancestors were born in AfricaAfro-American - an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Adj.1.Afro-American - pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestryAfro-American - pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry; "Afro-American culture"; "many black people preferred to be called African-American or Afro-American"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
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A. ADJafroamericano
B. Nafroamericano/a m/f
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[ˈæfrəʊəˈmɛrɪkən] adj & nafroamericano/a
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reunion, or a hotel-keepers' convention, or an Afro-American businessmen's banquet, or a Bible society picnic, Tommy Hinds would manage to get himself invited to explain the relations of Socialism to the subject in hand.
An instrument used by the Caucasian to enhance his beauty, by the Mongolian to make a guy of himself, and by the Afro-American to affirm his worth.
Indeed, the efflorescence of African and Afro-American music and dance had highlighted the ambiguous nature of gender and class roles in fin-de-siecle Paris.
Many Afro-American children are considered to be "at-risk" due to a variety of social and economical factors.
Influences include Brooklyn uprocking, tap dance, salsa, lindy hop, Afro-American, Afro-Cuban, and Native American dances.
Additional documents and photographs of the first African American schools and colleges are supplemented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s essay "The Talking Book," excerpted from his 1988 book The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism.
Murphy Sr., was the founder and editor of The Afro-American, a pioneering black newspaper; her maternal grandfather, James Hughes, was a well-known caterer.
While American English is not divided into such distinct regional dialects as in England itself, there are distinctive usages in American regions, New England, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Central, and Far West, in addition to certain important urban areas such as Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and New Orleans, while Afro-American developed its own dialect in the Southeast, and in modern times in urban Afro-American settlements in large urban concentrations.
But the assessment of Harvard sociology professor Orlando Patterson seems apt: African-American women are now "poised to assume leadership in almost all areas of the Afro-American community and to outperform Afro-American men at middle-and upper-class levels of the wider society and economy?" What we're witnessing, in other words, could be called the feminization of the African-American elite.
He is one of 13 Afro-American bishops in the country.
The publication of the third movement of Still's Afro-American Symphony (1930) in the widely used Norton Anthology of Western Music (3d ed., 2 vols., ed.
Does it make the majority feel better to say, "We had the first Afro-American, Hispanic, etc."?