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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.
(3) ROGERS believed that, along with poetry, music was the "noblest of the Fine Arts, penetrating to the depths of the soul, and bringing into the life of man, all the richness and sincerity dwelling there." One thing is certain: "Jazz at Home" is an important piece of scholarship because Rogers chose to internationalize and show the humanity of Afro-Americans through their music.
Between 1876 and 1920, white Floridians resorted to every means imaginable, including law, fraud, and terror, in order to keep Afro-Americans disinfranchised.
In The Color Purple, Alice Walker continues to emphasize the differences between African and Western religions as she had done in "Diary of an African Nun." However, the novel is a major text, which recapitulates a segment of African history and offers an optimistic portrayal of the relationship between Africans and Afro-Americans. Nettie propagates the neo-Fanonist ideology of the need to unify all peoples of African descent.
Students of African American literature are already deeply in debt to Joan Sherman for recovering, discovering, and uncovering the "invisible" poets of the nineteenth century with her groundbreaking and indispensable bio-bibliographical Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century and her anthology African-American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, which added depth with the inclusion of full texts.
It's astounding to see repeatedly in the left press the contrast between the subtlety and critical confidence with which writers dissect politics in Somalia, Bosnia, Indonesia, and Ukraine, and the total absence of those qualities in discussions of Afro-Americans.
In this study of the nature and sociomedical perception of the diseases that most gravely have afflicted American urban blacks, McBride observes that, despite significant national improvements in medicine and health care, Afro-Americans have suffered consistently higher mortality and morbidity rates than the rest of the population, especially from infectious rather than degenerative diseases.
NIGERIANS in the Diaspora, international donor agencies and development partners have been appealed upon to contribute to the development of the post-insurgency North-East in Nigeria.The appeal was made by Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar when he received a group of 18 Afro-Americans on a courtesy call at the Government House in Bauchi on Monday.
The initiative to organize the Congress on Black Culture in the Americas arose from the need for a multidisciplinary examination of the social and cultural problematics of Afro-Americans by various professionals, such as historians, sociologists, anthropologists, artists, writers, theologians, and scientists of religion (ACTAS..., 1989).
In Malaysia, the source revealed that the contacts of Veloso's recruiter were a certain "Donna," of African descent, and persons known only as alias "Kingsley," and alias "White," who are both Afro-Americans.
and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts at the Smithsonian Museum, and heralds the visual history of how Afro-Americans have used activism and community to fight for civil rights and justice.