African American

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Synonyms for African American

an American whose ancestors were born in Africa

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The African American experience has a powerful tradition of support through family, extended family and fictive kin.
African American women's popular culture in the decades following the Civil War remains something of a mystery to scholars, a premise that underlies Noliwe M.
A Search Of African American Life, Achievement And Culture is a reference compilation of over 400 black-and-white photographs and 1800 facts about the amazing struggles and accomplishments of African Americans over the past 500 years.
Harlequins single-title fiction offerings "will feature novels written by and about real African American women dealing with relationships and careers, while facing life's everyday challenges," says Senior Editor Mavis Allen, who will head the line.
Ultimately, the challenge faced by those who educate African American males of all socioeconomic groups is to convince them to exhibit the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to achievement.
It also sowed the seeds for the establishment in 2002 of a new academic program: African American and Black Diaspora Studies.
My only major point of contention in this book lies within Harley's (2005) statement that "Islamic communions represent a growing presence in the United States and must be included in any discussion of faith communities that affect the African American community.
Despite the Jewish community's effort to combat class, ethnic, and racial in-equality, it failed to fully embrace its growing African American and Latino communities.
For now, however, other African American voices are raising the specter of the short term: tomorrow and next week or next year.
Yet, in urban schools, African American parents often are uninvolved (Gardner & Miranda, 2001; Troutman, 2001).
In 1912 he became only the second African American to earn a Harvard doctorate.
Black Children: Their Roots, Culture and Learning Styles, Hale-Benson (1982) suggested that the formal methods of educating African American students had not succeeded because educators had not used teaching styles that corresponded with African American children's unique learning styles.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who identify themselves as African American make up approximately 12 percent of the American population.
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