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I Am a Black Woman

African-American/Black Women 958 People

    Thanks to certain friends of mine always

    pointing things out and keeping me aware, I am now beginning to feel a great annoyance with the fashion industry. This first happened when I saw the Marc Jacobs has created "mini buns" aka Bantu knots and tried to make it a fashionable, new thing. And the top left outfit in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    So I'm really tired of hearing about this

    insulting Rachel woman who essentially donned black face then resigned when she got found out. Transracial is definitely not a thing and it's nothing less than insulting for people to insinuate that it is. Being black can't be replicated! Rachel Dozelal is as ridiculous as my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Apparently there's a group called The Infectors

    recruiting men to infect black women with HIV. They send out syringes to men to infect them. I was warned about the group being on Facebook from a military page. People reported the group until they were reviewed and I believe taken off or they deleted it. I've tried to find...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 5

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    So in English class we are reading Lord of the

    Flies and we're on chapter 11. In this chapter a really derogatory term and I don't want to go to class. It's going to be so awkward because I'm the only black person in the class. Plus, in Media studies we're learning about stereotypes :/
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    yep it's true. is anyone surprised?

    anyone? just a little?
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    I'm a young black Queen πŸ‘‘ full of

    intelligence and beauty. My melanin is worn as a badge of honor, it is something I will never be ashamed of. Negativity thrown toward me is like rocks being thrown at a throne. I will not apologize for my pride in my race. We as black women carry the eve gene, we are the mothers...
    Slayoncee Slayoncee 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Reality Of A Dark Skinned Woman

    Dark skinned females in America are at the bottom of the barrel. We get down graded in rap music, on tv, stereotyped as being loud and ghetto fabulous with long weaves and fingernails, we get rejected by our own race of men whom would gladly choose a white women over us, we get...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl 18-21, F 15 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    Good Morning All ! just wanted to wush everyone

    in the group a lovely day. let's introduce ourselves and our locations! me 1st. philadelphia!
    Nlisah Nlisah 36-40, F 11 Responses Apr 25

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    Hi! Me again. . my thoughts seem to crystallize

    when I'm in hot water with bubbles. . anyway, here is my thought: If someone posted on FB or Reddit or even on EP "White Lives Matter" most of us would, at least think "yeah and...?" or at most "OF COURSE THEY DO!!!" Why, I ask you, does "Black Lives Matter!" **** so many...
    omaLostinatl omaLostinatl 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I am a black woman. I have dark skin.

    I have brown eyes. I have short hair. I have full lips. Don't assume I'm from Africa just because of my complexion. Don't assume I'm from Jamaica simply because you know of no other Caribbean island. Dear fellow African Americans no I am not being stuck up. I am not white...
    darkdimples darkdimples 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3, 2014

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    My skins absorbs the sun light

    and my hair defies gravity, I triple dare you to tell me I'm not magical πŸ˜˜πŸ’šβœŒπŸΏοΈ
    Trea13love Trea13love 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Growing up, I didn't see color.

    My mother and father raised my sister and I in predominantly white neighborhoods and although there were a handful of black children, my friends were almost always white. I made Asian friends, and Latino friends but the dominant race was always white. As a child, this was not...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Black Beauty

    When you find the right Black Woman you will find that she is worth more than gold. She has the warmest heart and will make you laugh. She will hold your hand when your heart is heavy. Her light from within is more brilliant than the brightest diamond. Remember she has always...
    EbonyLady EbonyLady 41-45, F 27 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    I am black. I'm actually only half,

    yet nobody is able to tell though. They always assume I'm from South America or Ghana, which is not an insult, but a little annoying to constantly hear. Well Ghana's football team is amazing so I don't really mind. Anyway I'm pretty insecure about myself but I've never hated my...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    kaleeeb kaleeeb 26-30, M Jul 3

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    With one eye to history

    and the other on current events Black people celebrating the fourth of July.. disturbs me.
    omaLostinatl omaLostinatl 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Hey, my lovely sistas!

    Just wanted to let you know that you're beautiful. And intelligent. So go on out there and slay. 😊😊
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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    If I straighten my hair,

    bleach my skin, and change my eye color I will still be black. Natural hair, a big booty, and brown skin dont make you black. It is the Soul within me that tells me I'm black
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    -start rant- -.- there's a lot of annoying

    things about this fact... 1. Everything I do means I hate myself "I'm going to get a nose job" "You hate being black!" "....wtf?" 2. I have attitude ? I mean I'm so honest when I say I was not cursed with a bad attitude always had a positive and polite attitude yet I...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    I'd say one of the benefits of having darker

    skin is the retention of your youth. My mom is almost in her 50's and could easily pass as someone in their 30's! Ahh she's so pretty.
    shestehsweetest shestehsweetest 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 7 Responses May 12

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    I'm not "African American.

    " Knock that **** off.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    and I am OVER this xray cray Racheal Dolezal!

    Have we all read this interview? Rachel Dolezal with (I believe) a college newspaper teilling her "origin story" http://easterneronline.com/35006/eagle-life/a-life-to-be-heard/#sthash.vIofcwcG.dpbs
    omaLostinatl omaLostinatl 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    I love being a black woman.

    I love my butter pecan skin and how feminine colors like red and pink look so good against it. I love my fro too. I think my fro makes me really beautiful and feminine. I love the little fluffy coils in my hair and my hair is really soft. I always try to get some sun rays...
    theprettysideofugly theprettysideofugly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    No weaves----------------------------------I

    hate weaves, lol, I'm black with curly hair. I don't have long flowing hair and that is me. I don't want to look like you, I'm proud to be me.
    heavensmissinanangel heavensmissinanangel 26-30, F 16 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    I love the way God majestically created me.

    From the silky rasp of my voice, the gentle sway of my hips. And he loves the way the light catches my skin. The glow, a hint of warm, sweet mocha that peaks out beneath my modest covering. I love being me. I love being a black woman.
    bluebaby072 bluebaby072 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Why is it so hard for people to believe ancient

    Egyptians were sub-Saharan? Modern day Egyptians cannot fully embody ancient Egypt, since it’s a melting pot just like the USA. Am I crazy? I’ve been arguing with two people for two days with sources that they love so much, and they have so much **** to say. How is it that...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Barbiedoll89 Barbiedoll89 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Whose Independence Day?

    Independence Day for who?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm often worried about being judged right away.

    Not that I want to be anyone other than me, but yeah it worries me. I'm insecure about it sometimes.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22

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    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING A BLACK WOMAN!

    THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN BEING A STRONG BLACK WOMAN!!!!!
    shessopeachy2 shessopeachy2 36-40, F 43 mins ago

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    It took a lot of hard work to get to the point

    where I am able to look in the mirror and say I am not ugly. It took a lot of hard work to not point out all of my flaws. It took even more of an effort to look at society's image of the perfect girl with long legs,a tiny waist, long flowy hair, just perfect everything and not...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    I'm tired of getting messages from middle aged

    (married) white men. I will not feed into your age fetish. I will not feed into your race fetish. I will not help you cheat on your wife. If they wanted to be just friends fine, but this is never the case. Do any of you ladies encounter this?
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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    I honestly don't care

    if anyone wants to have a confederate flag. They can put it on their cars. They can hang it outside their homes. It doesn't bother me. Yes, it is tightly associated with slavery and the racial terrorism that black people and people of color suffered in the Deep South. For some...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Not Your Typical Sistah...

    I am a Black woman...I like the color of my skin....the shape of my eyes, my nose and my mouth....my color is my joy..and not my burden...:)
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    I am a chocolate beauty.

    My shade of chocolateness changes with the seasons. I love my kinky coily 4c hair. People look at me and don't know what to think or say. People try to stereo-type me. However, they cannot. I am a black woman, but that doesn't mean that I come from a broken home. Yes, I am a...
    OnlyCapri OnlyCapri 31-35, F 5 Responses May 18

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I do not have a huge behind it's medium size,

    I do not have big boobs down to the tummy, I am not a subhuman species like society says I am, just your regular human being just like everyone else. I am not the person who takes offenses lightly.....I mean who doesn't? I have a variety of music that I listen to such as...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    Dear Black Women, For the most part,

    I'd like to direct this to the black women of darker variety because that is what I am. But really, this is for all of us. You are beautiful. Surround yourself with people who see the beauty in you, the kind that radiates from the inside out and touches the hearts of many...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This might be a long post sorry in advance.

    When i was six years old i moved to a predominantly white area . My first day of first grade i remember walking into the classroom , there were no other little black kids or teachers just me. Little did little me know that was just the beginning of my long journey here. I'm now...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    I am a black woman. I don't drink Koolaid.

    Its too sweet and you know we all don't have these big lips and curvy bodies because some of us are mixed (let me clarify, since some are upset; of course mixed people can be curvy. But Im just one of those mixed blacks who didn't get my mother's curves. I am not shaped like my...
    Sistahskye Sistahskye 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 1

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    WARNING! RANT AHEAD PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

    There is a "page" on EP called "I HATE BEING BLACK" where people, presumably both Black and White, go on and on about how much being Black sucks. Yay free speach! Yet, when one of us created an experience wherein she simply stated that she wasn't interested in a hookup with a...
    omaLostinatl omaLostinatl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8

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    sitting in church looking at all the older

    women, admiring the beauty, strength, compassion, and loyalty in these beautiful black women. what they have, what they represent is not something that can be faked. loving my community, loving my culture, loving my family, loving my God, loving myself. black is beautiful (oh...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I sometimes wish I knew

    and African language so that I could walk around dressed like the Na'vi tribe from Avatar and pretend I'm an African Queen.... in my house of course.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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    I am a white Sissy believing in the Black race

    Supremacy and looking for a Mature Ebony Goddess to become My Mistress! Bows my beloved Goddess!
    transeva69 transeva69 41-45, F 1 Response May 24

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    I love my chocolate skin,

    full lips, breasts and ***.
    Bluestarrr Bluestarrr 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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