I believe that after several hundred year on this soil, we as Black people have created a culture (language, music, everything else that is intrinsically US) unique to others within the African diaspora. Since I was young I have called this "Black American Culture" and refer to myself as "Black". It was good enough for James Brown, Malcolm, and my mother it's cool for me too.
Africa is a continent full of unique cultures so I believe the terms "African" as a means of delineating culture is deficient.
I have no problem with those who wish to remind of the link between Black in America and people indigenous to the African continent, but I find the term "African America" to be pretty generic if not misleading (should it be American-African for those whose genesis is on these shores?).
I'll cut it short there and further explain/discuss if the converstion warrants.
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