In the words of author/journalist Gary Younge, in his “Is Barack Obama black enough?” article in March 2007, he explains the differences: “African-American, a term which entered regular usage in the late 80s, refers to a particular ethnic experience of black Americans of African descent.Herein, for better clarification, I will use the terms African American, Black American, Black immigrant as follows: African American, meaning those native-blacks of West African slaves; Black Americans, meaning those who were born and raised in the U. Clearly, some African Americans are bothered by the loose usage of the term – African American – because it was only intended for a few due to a specific ethnic experience unrelated to other Blacks.S., but of West Indian (Caribbean) ancestry and elsewhere in the African diaspora; and Black immigrants, meaning those born in the Caribbean (or any other land) and migrated to the U. Professor Chude-Sokei discusses the disparities in his article, “Redefining Black” in February 2007, in conjunction with his argument that Obama is not supported by Black leaders because he is not a real African American – but simply Black American.I have never personally experienced hair damage nor have I ever known a single person whose hair has suffered such excessive changes from spending time in a salt water pool (or even chlorinated water) and sunlight.' Halle put forward 'before and after' photos of Nahla to the court and said: 'I have since reviewed the laboratory report concerning this very hair sample that I obtained, which confirms to me that Gabriel has not been truthful about what he has done and had been doing to our daughter's hair.'And she noted: 'I continue to worry about the potential psychological and physical damage to Nahla that can be caused by the use of chemical hair treatments and the psychological message that it conveys to Nahla, and to implore the court to put a stop to Gabriel's attempts to alter our daughter's appearance and most probably cause her to wonder why her natural appearance is not good enough.'This is the latest court battle for Halle and Aubry, who split in 2010 after four years together, leading to a lengthy custody dispute over Nahla.In 2012, Halle was banned from moving with Nahla to France, where she said they would have more privacy.Harris had taken their young daughter to get her hair cornrowed – something that a lot of black and mixed race kids do on a regular basis.
But Aubry claims he needs the money because he was unable to book modeling jobs after he came to blows with Halle's husband, French actor Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving 2012.In the court papers, Halle said she was keen to work together with Gabriel, adding: 'I want both Gabriel and I to make decisions together that affect our daughter, her growth, her development and her general welfare...'I continue to hope that Gabriel and I can find a way to work together to be successful co-parents.Obama’s campaign for presidency has caused an uproar within Black society in reference to his blackness and if he’s “black enough,” causing the discussion regarding the differences between African Americans and other Blacks in the United States to reach a level like never before.Black refers simply to Americans of African descent, which includes black immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa and Latin and South America.All African-Americans are black; but not all black Americans are African-American.” Confused?