African american

a black American of African descent.
of or relating to African Americans.
Contemporary Examples

He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship.
The Mystery of Yo-Yo Ma’s Name Henry Louis Gates, Jr. February 8, 2010

I think of the many African American children who sat in one-room schoolhouses, desperately trying to get an education.
Love Fest The Daily Beast November 4, 2008

He has long been hailed as a conservative rising star and as a polished and telegenic African American Republican.
Senate Could Get Third African American Next Year Ben Jacobs January 27, 2014

Said an African American commentator who preferred not to be identified: “Phil Griffin loves hiring white Irish guys.”
The Unbearable Whiteness of Cable Rachel Sklar June 23, 2010

This is particular true for low-income African American families.
How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor Veronique de Rugy November 22, 2014

“She distinguishes herself by being an African American, by being a Democrat, and by being young,” says Zimring.
The Female Obama Dayo Olopade June 8, 2010

But I think African American voters are pretty revved up, myself.
About that 47-47 Poll Michael Tomasky October 2, 2012

The PBS TV series African American Lives revealed that some of your great-great-grandparents were slaves.
Morgan Freeman Says WTF to GOP, Dishes on ‘Last Vegas,’ ‘12 Years a Slave,’ and Batfleck Marlow Stern October 22, 2013

Actress, activist and African American: Danai Gurira believes in the power of using her voice to amplify African storytellers.
Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram Kristi York Wooten November 29, 2014

Historical Examples

African American and Hispanic students posted all-time highs.
State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush George W. Bush


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