The United States Census estimated that in 2014 there were 10,174,472 African Americans under the age of 18. This is about 14 percent of the total child population at the time.
Some popular African-American names for girls include Aaliyah, Brianna, Gabrielle, Hannah and Trinity, according to BabyCenter. Popular African-American names for boys are Christopher, Daniel, Ethan, Malik and Xavier. BabyCenter analyzed name data from Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Virginia and New Yor
Some of the best cities for African Americans are Dallas and Houston, Texas, Washington, D.C.and Atlanta, Georgia. Others are Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of these cities were evaluated and chosen based on four criteria: home ownership, entrepreneurship, a rising black population and
Popular African-American websites include madamenoire.com, thegrio.com, essence.com and theroot.com. These websites report on information of particular interest to many in the black community and offer style and lifestyle advice.
Some important African Americans from U.S. history include Booker T. Washington, Fredrick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. Each man fought for civil rights and other African-American causes at various stages in American history.
Popular African American authors include Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Fredrick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois and Alice Walker. Hughes wrote poetry, novels and plays during the 1920s, becoming the leader of the African-American Harlem renaissance literary movement.
According to the 2010 Census, the U.S. cities with the highest African-American populations were New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Detroit, Michigan; and Houston, Texas. When accounting for the population of surrounding metropolitan areas, the largest African-American pop
The first African-American U.S. Senator was Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi. Officially sworn in on February 25, 1870, he represented Mississippi until 1871 during Reconstruction.
As of 2014, Africa has 54 countries. The largest country by area is Algeria, while the most populous country is Nigeria. African countries can be divided by location into the following regions: Northern Africa, the Horn of Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and Western Africa.
Popular African American actors as of 2015 include Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Will Smith. Freeman and Washington each have been awarded an Oscar for their performances.