Origin of African American
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Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.
Ed Brooke, the first African-American Senator since Reconstruction, embraced fights with the left and right.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, for all of this, South Carolina is now represented in the U.S. Senate by Tim Scott, a Republican and an African-American.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You mix up English working-class gruffness with African-American soul from the Deep South.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only five African-American females hold a rank higher than GS-14 within the Secret Service.It’s Not Just the Cops—Racism Is a Problem for the Secret Service, Too|Bill Conroy|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
isolated instances from at least 1863 (Afro-American is attested in 1853, in freemen's publications in Canada), but the modern use is a re-invention first attested 1969 (in reference to the African-American Teachers Association) which became the preferred term in some circles for "U.S. black" (noun or adjective) by the late 1980s. Mencken, 1921, reports Aframerican "is now very commonly used in the Negro press."