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An African American.

Af′ro-A·mer′i·can adj.


n, adj
another word for African-American
Usage: This word has been replaced in general use by African-American


(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.
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.


A. ADJafroamericano
B. Nafroamericano/a m/f


[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.
by the Mongolian to make a guy of himself, and by the Afro-American to
By Mike Derderian, Star Staff Writer Published in 1965, The Autobiography of Malcolm X not only revealed the emotions of bitterness, anger and passion of an American Muslim-convert, but it echoed the sentiments of all Afro-Americans living under racial discrimination, regardless of their religion.
Afro-Americans triumph in athletics perhaps because possessing superior bodies.
They believed that the authenticity of their own voices depended on their deliberate use of the hitherto non-literary language and idiom of blacks, and argued that they could not exclude from their writings the way Afro-Americans had refashioned English to make it a more expressive language.
The current poverty rate for Afro-Americans is 33 per cent compared to 10 per cent for white Americans.
He contends that the solid and effective parish structures firmly in place by the 1930s fueled racism directed against Afro-Americans and hindered the creation of an integrated community even as the Roman Catholic church spoke against discrimination.
It seems that whenever a new generation of Afro-Americans comes along and realizes that previous generations have not got rid of the perma-press racism in our social fabric, there is a rejection of their elders and their elders' ideas, and a resolve to be different.
And in the 1860s he supported emigrationism and colonization of Afro-Americans in Africa ("The Progress and Prospects of the Republic of Liberia," 1861; "Our National Mistakes and the Remedy for them," 1869), only to break decisively with this movement in 1895 ("Civilization as a Collateral and Indispensable Instrumentality in Planting the Christian Church in Africa," and "The Absolute Need of an Indigenous Missionary Agency for Evangelization of Africa," both delivered as speeches in 1895 at the Atlanta Exposition, site of Booker T.
Congress approved $3 million for a museum on the site that will honor contributions of Afro-Americans to Colonial New York City.
One year ago we presented a national petition, signed by Afro-Americans in thirty-eight states, protesting against the segregation of employes of the National government whose ancestry could be traced in whole or in part to Africa, as instituted under your administration in the treasury and postoffice departments.