Black American

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Black American an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
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Quotations

  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof
    “Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.”
  • Spiro T. Agnew
    Spiro T. Agnew
    “Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.”

Usage

In literature:

The weather glorious, the blacks docile to a degree, and the Americans perfectly silent in their prison.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
He took an American cloth parcel from the black bag and laid it at the Bishop's feet.
"'That Very Mab'" by May Kendall and Andrew Lang
There are 'black points' even on the horizon of the American Republic, as all Americans know.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The Royal is a cross between the American black and the California black.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Eighteen hundred of these unfortunate blacks were imported in American vessels.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
So it has been done, and nowadays the machine for blacking boots is in general use in big American and European hotels.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
The common American species is of a pure white, with black hill, logs, and feet.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Franck shook as many black and white hands as an American Presidential candidate would in a swing around the circle.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
So much and no more did the black man get from the Americans.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
She wore her new gown of American Beauty satin, softly draped with a thin black marquisette, and a soft sash of black satin.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
One was to the Admiralty, the other to the office of the Black Anchor Line of American Steamships.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
A story of the Black Hills that is justly placed among the best American novels.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Yet the common black locust is one of the most distinct and pleasing American trees of moderate height.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
Jammed tight to his ears, in good Nipponese fashion, was a black American derby.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
I watch the face of the American doctor, sharp and clear-cut and boyish, with the one black curl across the forehead.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
The moment his glittering black eyes rested upon the trim figure of the American he rose and gracefully waved him to a seat on his right.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The American Scoter is entirely black without markings; base of bill yellow and orange.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
His black eyes fixed the Americans with an astounded stare.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Black-hawk was sore at the Americans.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
THE AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY IS THE DISPARAGER OF THE FREE BLACKS.
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
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In news:

He is the first African-American to be ordained as a priest in the Diocese of Alabama in sixty years and only the third black priest so ordained in the 182-year history of the diocese.
Distracted driving is bad, but even inattentive drivers tend to jump-to when they notice a white American sedan with black steel wheels pull up next to them.
Can any one of the millions of Americans who saw Men in Black 2 in 2002 describe its plot today.
CNN reports nearly every American went shopping over Black Friday weekend -- really almost every one of you.
Rakoff was one of the earliest and most frequent contributors to This American Life, and his radio essays were notable not only for their elegant sentences and black comedy but for Rakoff's memorable delivery.
The Black Friday creep began in earnest a few years ago when stores realized that sales alone weren't enough to lure shoppers anymore, especially with Americans becoming more comfortable buying things online.
The Black Fri­day creep began in earnest a few years ago when stores real­ized that sales alone weren't enough to lure shop­pers, espe­cially with Amer­i­cans becom­ing more com­fort­able buy­ing things online.
But when 16-year-old contestant Symone Black falls from the American Idol stage, suddenly broken dreams are no longer the biggest concern.
120 minutes Rated R. A quantum leap by American independent Jim Jarmusch—a hypnotic and beautiful black-and-white western (1995).
We've got Black Friday (Thursday/Friday) and American Express promotes Small Business Saturday.
When Americans first heard the story of the death of Trayvon Martin, many in the public and in the media decided on a narrative for why George Zimmerman killed the unarmed black teenager in Florida on the night of February 26.
CNN — Days before American shoppers rush to the stores for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined a political choir urging Americans to buy at home this holiday season.
She's wearing a simple long black skirt, a plain white tee, and navy pea coat, the all-American actress looks quite European in such a simple and chic ensemble.
Du Bois (pictured) and his dedication to racial equality for African Americans marks him as one of Black America's most-visible and treasured icons.
A prolific writer and contributor to African-American literature, DuBois published 19 books and numerous articles, such as "Black Reconstruction in America," and his magnum opus, "The Souls of Black Folk.".
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In science:

Lasota [170] also wrote an excellent non-technical Scientific American article on black hole accretion in microquasars.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Three million visitors come to the Black Hills annually, some attracted by the outdoor recreation and some by the region’s colorful gold mining and Native American history.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
We are going to apply our results to prove that a sequence of so-called rational times of exercise for an american put in a Cox-Ross-Rubinstein converge, under the same normalization, to a rational time of exercise for an american put in the Black-Scholes model.
Convergence of values in optimal stopping and convergence of optimal stopping times
American call and put pricing functions by extending an approach recently developed by Beibel and Lerche in the Black-Scholes case.
A Call-Put Duality for Perpetual American Options
We study shortfall risk minimization for American options with path dependent payoffs under proportional transaction costs in the Black– Scholes (BS) model.
Limit Theorems for Partial Hedging Under Transaction Costs
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