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What is African American / Afrikan Descendant / Black in America?
It is about more than race. It is about our culture. It is our history and our heritage. For many of us, our families’ journeys through the Maafa. Our Global Family. Our being linked through the African Diaspora to those who continue to face The Beloved Struggle for freedom. Our being linked with more recent arrivals who are classified as African or Black in America. It is about our perseverance in the face of a generational, structural, and systemic culture of anti-Blackness.
But most of all, by whatever phrase we choose to be known — African American, Afrikan Descendant / Black — what we are in America are Freedom Fighters, essential to the fabric, economic growth, and moral consciousness of this country.
A Global Context of Racial Justice
Report of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
Setting the Record Straight
Black-Owned Businesses of Baltimore
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