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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