Report African-American/Black or Negro? How do you identify? in MAFOOMBAY A blog by MAFOOMBAY in General Posted April 12, 2017 Brother.....we ARE Americans....and don't let anyone tell you different. American is simply a nationality, not a race and the American nationality includes people of ALL races. Many of our people just fail to CLAIM their legal and social rights as Americans and ALLOW them to be trampled. Racially speaking I'm Black (or African to be more precise), but I personally choose the term AFROAMERICAN to describe myself and the ethnic group I belong to. That term embraces all of my people whether they are Black, mixed, or nearly White in color. But what we call ourselves isn't as important as how we THINK of ourselves and how we exercise our rights and natural God given authority not just in this country but all over this planet. If you're a fool....you're a fool...and will end up catching hell REGARDLESS of what you call yourself.