With billions of African Americans worldwide, it would be much appreciated if usage of this term would cease in the American lexicon as it refers to Black folks in America. To keep it real and right on, we as a race of people refer to ourselves as Black Americans, plain and simple, straight, no chaser. Since anyone of any skin color can be born in Africa, then move to, and become, an American citizen, the term African American differs entirely from Black Americans, born and raised in the USA. The melanin in our skin is more than enough evidence of our African heritage, and the astounding toll paid by our ancestors to survive in America exceeds all but our Native American brothers and sisters. To make it plain, Black by popular demand.