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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

 

The Myth of a Post-Racial Society 

 

Top Ten Myths about African Americans in American Society

 

Factsheet – How Is the Criminal Justice System Racist? 

 

 The Myth of “Black on Black” Crime

 

The Titanic Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

 

The Other Side of Anti-Black Racism

 

Characteristics of Institutional Oppression 

 

Black-Owned Businesses of Baltimore

For visitors’ information only. Mention on this page does not signify endorsement by BRJA.

 

Teavolve Café & Lounge 

 

Darker than Blue Café

 

Maja Boutique

 

Indigenous Lens

 

Harris and Harris Wealth Management

 

Doni Glover Bmorenews

 

Picasso Kutz Barber Shop

 

WEAA 88.9 FM Radio

 

Green Eyed Media

 

Black Classic Press

 

Land of Kush 

 

Arena Players Community Theatre

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