I meant exactly what I said. It was a red, black and green flag with an outline of the entire continent of Africa. The colors would be attributed to the pan-African flag, but the shape was Africa. It looked sorta like this. It would be no different than me saying I printed out a “North American flag” if the flag was shaped like North America. Ghana, Libya, Malawi, Kenya and a few other African countries adopted the template for the red, black and green color scheme. Black-owned businesses use this flag often. So no, it would not be equal to saying “I went to France, Germany, Italy and AFRICA” nor would I say that. It used to be called the “Afro-American Flag” or the “Black Liberation Flag.”

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