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

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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 Plainspoken and potentially explosive –that’s Saar, a second-wave feminist and pioneer of postwar black nationalist aesthetics. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mary Nohl, Faith Ringgold and other artists whose lives would make good biopics," 18 May 2018 The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that monitors hate groups and extremism, included the church in a 2017 list of black nationalist hate groups. 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 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.," 17 Apr. 2018 The center cautioned that black nationalist groups should not be confused with black activist groups such as Black Lives Matter. Meghan E. Irons, BostonGlobe.com, "Hate group and anti-Semitic incidents rose during Trump’s first year, reports find," 27 Feb. 2018 The center said most of the growth was concentrated in neo-Nazi, anti-Muslim and black nationalist groups. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "Two women took kids to a mosque and filmed themselves deriding the ‘illegal takeover’ by Muslims," 16 Mar. 2018 Nation of Islam organizations in Lexington and Louisville are among the five black nationalist groups counted in Kentucky. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "Hate report: NKY entry brings Cincinnati area hate groups to 5," 21 Feb. 2018 Ohio has nine black nationalist hate groups and Kentucky another five. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "Hate report: NKY entry brings Cincinnati area hate groups to 5," 21 Feb. 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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