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  1. African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans and Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group consisting of Americans with partial or total ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa. [3] [4] The term "African American" generally denotes descendants of enslaved Africans who are from the United States. [5] [6] [7] While some Black immigrants or their ...

  2. African-American history began with the arrival of Africans to North America in the 16th and 17th centuries. Former Spanish slaves who had been freed by Francis Drake arrived aboard the Golden Hind at New Albion in California in 1579. [1] The European colonization of the Americas, and the resulting transatlantic slave trade, led to a large ...

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    African-American refers to a specific range of diverse cultures with a common thread of ethnic connection to Africa. This term was created to describe an ethnic/cultural link to Africa for people who are American, much as in the case of Italian Americans, Irish Americans, or Polish Americans. The difference is that Italian Americans and Polish Amer...

    Alabamahas a large population of African Americans. African Americans were enslaved in the state. African Americans constitute 15.4 percent of Arkansas’s population, according to the 2010 census, and they have been present in Arkansas since the earliest days of European settlement. Originally brought to Arkansas in large numbers as slaves, people o...

    Many African Americans have European ancestry and Native Americanalong with African ancestry. Recent surveys of African Americans using a genetic testing service have found varied ancestries. These studies found that on average, African Americans have 73.2–82.1% West African, 16.7%–24% European, and 0.8–1.2% Native American genetic ancestry, with l...

    Most of the first African Americans were brought to North America as part of the Atlantic slave trade. African slaves were brought to North America from 1619 to 1808. After the United States became independent, slavery became illegal in most northern states. At the same time, slavery grew more important to the economy of the southern states. Many A...

    With their American born children came the first generation of English speaking African Americans. But this development was not the same all over the country. For example; even today the Gullah of the Sea Islands off the Carolina and Georgia coasts still speak a language that is a blend of several African languages. They are the descendants of slav...

    African Americans have influenced various forms of music, including Hip hop, R&B, funk, rock and roll, soul, blues, and other contemporary American musical forms while older black forms of music included blues, doo-wop, barbershop, ragtime, bluegrass, jazz, and gospel music. Michael Jackson, an African-American pop singer, released an album called ...

    African Americans are more likely to experience racism. African American males are more likely to be killed by police, which resulted in the Black Lives Matter movement. African Americans are more likely to die from diseases like COVID-19, HIV, obesity and diabetes. African Americans still suffer from poverty and unemployment. African Americans are...

  3. Chelsi Smith (African-American father), Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe 1995. Kimora Lee Simmons (half Korean, half African American) Darine Stern, first African-American to be on the cover of Playboy magazine. Renee Tenison, first African-American to be selected Playboy Playmate of the year.

  4. African-American culture refers to the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from mainstream American culture. The distinct identity of African-American culture is rooted in the historical experience of the African-American people, including the Middle Passage.

  5. African-American English. African-American English ( AAE ), also known as Black English in American linguistics, is the set of English sociolects spoken by most black people in the United States and many in Canada; [1] most commonly, it refers to a dialect continuum ranging from African-American Vernacular English to a more standard American ...

  6. The African-American family structure has been divided into a twelve-part typology that is used to show the differences in the family structure based on “gender, marital status, and the presence or absence of children, other relatives or non-relatives." [20]