Black and Afrikan mean the same thing, Black Brazilian and Afrikan Brazilian are equivalent terms, Black American and Afrikan American have the same definition. The use of black and Afrikan in terms of identity are used as replacements of each other, this is how it has been since the dropping of the usage of the term Negro throughout European languages. Identity is linked to name, the history of the name and who currently uses the name, due to the manipulation of names for Afrikan people by non-Afrikans many peoples who use black have now devalued themselves and their own history.
Black used in the Americas is a term for Afrikan due to the fact we haven’t lived on the continent for a significant amount of time which caused us to adjust to the foreign IMA culture that became dominant. Black was originally an denigration of Afrikans been that it is the opposite of white and was always considered negative to whites and their mixed offspring, this feeling intensified during the Christendom period when white became associated with Christianity, Jesus and angels. The forerunners to the term black in Europe were Negro, Moor and Ethiopian. Negro having the Latin root Niger meaning black or extremely dark brown, Nigri meaning to be black and Nigrum meaning black often used in Roman accounts for a black person. Moor coming from the people of Kamit by way of Greek pejorative, Mauros a Greek term for black or dark was originally Mu or Mer which means death in Kamiti and Meru meaning damned people, wretched and the enslaved, as well as anchoring a ship all terms stolen by Indo-Europeans and still used in relation to death (morn), anchoring a ship (moor) and black (mulberry). Mauretania was a nation in today’s Northern Morocco and the people were addressed as the Mauri which was shortened to Maur/Moor and applied to all black people. The name also feature in indigenous Kamiti saint’s name Saint Maurice. Ethiopian coming from the Greek term Aethiopian which translates precisely into burnt face, a term first used to describe Phoenicians, then peoples of Afrika and Arabia and parts of Asia, the land of Aethiopia was Greek alongside Nubia for Khanit. It was also used for any Afrikan person including in the Greek and Roman territories.
Originally this is how the world was, all black, pale skin alleles were not the result of modern clines with gradations from blue-black to melaninless people. Pale skin alleles, ALL OF THEM occurred separately and we see the origin of adoration and veneration of whiteness phenotypically and the colour white from these people and the people they infect as they invaded or squatted the Earth. Black people pedestalised the colour black. Cosmology within Afrikan spirituality dark matter was understood as the all encompassing Supreme Being (not the creator) which everything lives and exists within. We were viewed as a part of the Supreme Being been the female and male aspects.
Amunet and Amun, the male and female Supreme Beings in Kamit, known as Nnyamewa and Nnyame in Twi. Ausar and Ashet, male and female deities over the black land, the fertile lands, nothing negative at all associated with black by the ancestors.
The main reason for altering our names is that black people have been in constant contact with Europeans since their ancestors came there from Central Asia. Since they were the ones taught the base of the knowledge they currently posses they have had to reverse and transform the situation for historical (identity, as they had no part in the origin of humans) needs as well as to be able to use it against Afrikans (projection). Afrikans have had their identity manipulated and as we see in North Afrika in order for the whites and their offspring to cope with their own identity issues they claim to be ‘Arab’, ‘Berber’ (an Afrikan label linked to bibri in Twi for dark blue as well as Beri Beri a term used for the Kanem Empire and the founders ethnicity’s descendants the Kanuri) and ‘White’ even though many of them are notably mulatto in phenotype. The problem is how this has affected us, as whites parasitic nature is to latch onto us a hosts they eventually invaded and conquered blacks globally, brainwashing many via warfare but the most efficient method was trade as they failed in warfare for a few millennia after they arose. They pushed this confusing, ahistorical view of us and many blacks have now accepted it, this use of multiple jargons to refer to the same people has reduced our ability at retaining memory of previous contact and left us muddled identity wise.
We now see Europeans proceed to naming areas of MIXED people after former terms they have used for us, which they then use to claim the peoples in their own history with those names are the same as the current populations which adopted the names. Even though all three terms commonly used in Europe for Afrikans had some definition meaning black, dark or burnt this identity disarray bullshit continues. Morocco is not even the name used by ancient Latin speaking crackers for the region or the people, Northern Morocco was called Mauretania by the Greeks and the name was extended across a larger strip of the Mediterranean coast by the Romans. Mauretania Tingitana was the name of the Roman province for the Greek Mauretania and Mauretania Caesariensis was the province name of the land to east of it encompassing the much of the Algerian coastline. Modern Mauritania is FAR from the historical place with the same name. Aethiopia when named as a distinct nation by the Greeks was Khanit, south of Kamit, it was also occasionally used to describe Phoenicia and other parts of the Levant. The Ethiopia of the ancient world and Abrahamic is modern day Sudan and South Sudan not Abyssinia, but now the name I been used for religious and political benefit of the mixed Habesha speaking people.
The identity confusion allows for downplaying of our issues, this cause us to not care which leads to self-defeat. Black and Latino in North America, Black and Mixed race in the United Kingdom literally the same as Preto and Pardo in Brazil. Reasons why whites and their offspring (their mixed children) can get away with conflating non-Afrikans problems is by deemphasizing our phenotype and the social problems unique to it and by dissolving our history via Eurocentrism. Eurocentrism is Europeans (Caucasians in general) version of history, not factual history but one that they have created. Both run in conjunction, black~Afrikan and nothing else.