black nationalist

noun, often capitalized B&N

Definition of black nationalist

: a member of a group of militant blacks who advocate separatism from the whites and the formation of self-governing black communities

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black nationalism noun, often capitalized B&N

Examples of black nationalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leader of a black nationalist church that’s been labeled a hate group lived a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, designer clothing and private school for some of his children, according to federal prosecutors. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Pastor of church labeled a hate group spent its money on Disneyland trips and cars, feds say | Miami Herald," 26 Apr. 2018 Much of the controversy stems from an incident when Mallory attended a Nation of Islam event at which black nationalist Louis Farrakhan made incendiary remarks about Jews. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "Women’s March replaces three original leaders, after anti-Semitism accusations, with 16 board members," 16 Sep. 2019 In response to the violence towards and killing of black people, the Black Panthers, a black nationalist group, start to explore the Second Amendment as a means to help keep aggressive police officers in check. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "A Timeline of the Second Amendment and Gun Control in the U.S.," 1 May 2019 In response to the violence towards and killing of black people, the Black Panthers, a black nationalist group, start to explore the Second Amendment as a means to help keep aggressive police officers in check. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "A Timeline of the Second Amendment and Gun Control in the U.S.," 1 May 2019 In response to the violence towards and killing of black people, the Black Panthers, a black nationalist group, start to explore the Second Amendment as a means to help keep aggressive police officers in check. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "A Timeline of the Second Amendment and Gun Control in the U.S.," 1 May 2019 In response to the violence towards and killing of black people, the Black Panthers, a black nationalist group, start to explore the Second Amendment as a means to help keep aggressive police officers in check. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "A Timeline of the Second Amendment and Gun Control in the U.S.," 1 May 2019 The report designates as hate groups anti-LGBT organizations, anti-government militias and black nationalist groups, including the Nation of Islam, which profess anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-LGBT rhetoric. Joe Heim, Washington Post, "Hate groups in the U.S. remain on the rise, according to new study," 21 Feb. 2018 Marcus Garvey and the Black Nationalism movement The intro of Freee (Ghost Town Pt.2) is taken from a speech by Marcus Garvey, a leader in the black nationalist movement. Matthew Wilson, USA TODAY, "The top 10 pop culture references in Kanye West and Kid Cudi's new album, 'Kids See Ghosts'," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of black nationalist

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Black nationalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20nationalist. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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