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Any individual whose recent ancestry (in the past 50 years) is from the continent of Africa, in contrast with African Americans.

As an African I know that there are no people indigenous to the continent of Africa besides the people who are commonly referred to as "BLACK" today. This includes all 56 countries of Africa from South Africa, north through Kenya, to Egypt, and from Senegal in the West through Chad, Eastwards to the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Asians (including Arabs, white Indians and East Asians) or pink (white/European) people that call themselves African are not indigenous but children of invaders fleeing persecution from Europe and Asia. They came to Africa seeking better lives free from wars and diseases. Some were peacefully ushered, some had to fight their way in. Hostilities still occur.

Also, Africans are people who because of physical characteristics, fall into the category designated as "BLACK."

But these Black people of Africa have over 30 different skin tones ranging from deep ebony to different sorts of browns to yellows.

Hair textures also range from kinky to curly to wavy. They also exhibit all the shapes of the noses and lip sizes that exist all over the world, giving credibility to the fact that all mankind descended from Black Africans.
Philip Emeagwali, the inventor of the supercomputer that made it possible for us to have internet today, is an African. However, more specifically, he is a Nigerian American.
by Khiminre August 30, 2006
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