1. Refers to Black individuals living in the United States with African ancestry. 2. Refers to individuals of African heritage living in the United States having similar experiences, culture heritage and ancestry of former slaves.
a black American of African ancestry
an American of predominantly, or at least partial, African descent, or rather a black American (see also below)
an American predominantly, orat least partially, descended from black Africans , typically called a Black American (see also below)
People of African descent living in the United States. See Black.
Non-white person of African slave descent from the United States. The term is always capitalized; and hyphenated, only when used as an adjective.
An African American (also Afro-American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. Many African Americans possess European, Native American and, to a lesser degree, Asian ancestry as well. In the United States the term is generally used for those of black African ancestry, and not, for example, to European colonial or Arab/Berber African ancestry, such as Moroccans or white South African-European ancestry.