Black Americans in the United States have been labelled Negro, Mullato, Colored, Black, and African-American, and disconnected from pre-existing tribal and ethnic identities, nationalities and birthrights. The Reparations descendant group is defined as Black and African American descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States, the descendants of Black and Negro and Colored Americans since 1865, and the descendants of American Freedmen emancipated from slavery, and may include identified “Blacks” and “African Americans” of mixed race or heritage so long as one of their native born American parents is a due member of the descendant group.

These descendants yield a distinct ethnicity as having been in the Americas since before 1776 and the Declaration of Independence subsequent to the formation of the United States, and before 1865 and the Emancipation Proclamation. Recorded and colloquial definitions used by the descendant group and to define the descendant group are as follows:

  • DAEUS (Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States): Members of the various and numerous indigenous ethnic groups, tribes and nations enslaved in the colonies and nation-states that became the United States or United States of America between 1619 and 1865 to which became 14th Amendment citizens from the year 1868 to Present.
  • Freedmen / FBA (Foundational Black American): The descendants of American Negroes emancipated from the institution of slavery after the American Civil War of years 1861 to 1865, and due beneficiaries of Special Field Orders No. 15 reparations, thereupon overturned.
  • ADOS (American Descendant of Slavery): A racially, “racially” as defined by United States legislature, “Black” man or woman who descend from enslaved Americans.
  • Mulatto: A colonial Euro-American racial classification to refer to people of mixed ancestry.
  • Colored: A person who is wholly or partly of non-white descent; a colorable person.
  • American: Of or relating to any of the Native American peoples; a native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans as defined until 1828, now colloquially relating to the United States of America or its citizens, language, culture, natives or inhabitants.
  • Negro: A dark or darker skin man or woman baring a distinct phenotype, relative to negroid physiognomy; A social and political class and status used during the colonial era unto the years 1966 and the mid-1980s, often used as a racial and ethnic delineation in the United States for Black Americans whose ancestors descend from chattel slavery or racial re-classification.
  • Black: Of or belonging to a racial group having brown to black skin, especially one of African origin; of or belonging to an American ethnic group descended from African peoples having dark skin; African-American; a condition of slavery in the French colonial empire, mandated to convert all enslaved people to Roman Catholicism, as directed for Jews in France’s colonies during the Inquisition, later applied to free and freed Negroes, or, free people of color in the United States.
  • Maroon: A man or woman, typically of mixed indigenous American and African lineage, whom were labelled as a fugitive for their refusal of slavery between the years 1526 and 1888. 
  • Native, Indigenous, or Aboriginal “Black” American: A racially, “racially” as defined by United States legislature, “Black” man or woman whose native-born Aborigine, Indian, Negro, African, and/or Moorish ancestors have lived in the Americas since before The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America and the founding of the United States of America.
  • Moor: Having dark or darker skin, defined in the 14th century; a member of or descendant from the Maghrib or Al Maghrib Al Aqsa, identified between the 4th and 21st centuries; a moslem or Muhammadan, typically borne of the Moorish Dynastic Empire, 355-1492 A.D.
  • Afro-Indigenous American: Any native born American with indigenous American and African lineage, particularly of African ancestors who emigrated, immigrated, or have been enslaved to the Americas between the years 1526 and 1865.