I am so sick of hearing the term African American, are you an African or are you an American? The two continents are pretty far apart so the possibility that you are from both is rather remote. Also there are a lot of countries on the African continent, it is not one country. Which country are you actually from or are you just guessing because you believe that since you are black your ancestors must be from Africa. That my friend is a prejudicial remark. There are many people on the continent of Africa that aren't black. You could be Egyptian? Why not go by the term American, just American there doesn't need to be any qualifier added to it.