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Are we African/Afro-American, Black, or Negro?

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Recent Gallup Polls shows that there is a lot of confusion amongst ourselves. We are not on one accord when it comes to what we call ourselves. 20% said Black. 20% said African-American. And 60% did not care one way or the other. 

Really? Could this be the reason for many of the issues in our community? The reason that we are so divided within our community. Something so simple, or one would think. This question is at the root of a bitter national controversy over the proper designation for identifiable Americans of African descent and has been since before the 19th century.

Does African/Afro American properly identify who we are? Is Black simply a color, a skin tone, not used to define a entire race? Have we done to much damage to even consider the resurrection of the Negro?