I voted "If that's what you call them."
I'm growing out my Afro. When I wear my hair in individual two-strand twists (which is what I'm doing for most of the winter), the twists in front seem determined to lay on my forehead. I use a clip or a bobby pin to hold them to the side though, because I don't care for that look.
So I have bangs against my will!
"I keep smilin' when I come through...And I cry when I need to."