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    POTUS legacy: saved the economy,

    stock market, health care, jobs, housing, car industry, everything except his own people from being murdered.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I'm an African American too

    and I love myself. I love my pretty brown skin. Thank you lord!
    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 2 Responses May 21, 2014

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    Yaas, I am. Well...technically I'm only 1/4th,

    but I consider myself African American. .-.
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15 4 Responses May 3

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    Although African Americans endured many,

    many struggles, I am proud to be black. I love my heritage and wouldn't want to change it for anything. Our ancestors went through so much misery, and pain back in their days.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    There was a news article going around

    that rap music has more of an impact on America than the Beatles....Seriously? Black Folks have been making a impact, influence, on America. Their are whites, Asian, Hispanic etc. That sag, wear baggy jeans, rap, dance, talk, act like their Black..there is so much more to our...
    boss21519 boss21519 31-35, M 1 Response May 10

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    So the other day a Black man was hanged in

    Mississippi and professionally printed 'Whites only' signs were posted in the windows and doors of several businesses in Texas. So exactly how has race relations changed in America? I truly have ceased to be upset about the racism, murders and brutality. It's sad to say but it...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    You Think You're White

    In English, we capitalize words that are important; for that, I am Black with a capital "B". In elementary, middle, and high school, I did not fit in with the other Black students and most of my friends were White.  I was teased by other Black students...
    brujis brujis 18-21, F 19 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    The world recently lost two amazing

    and phenomenal women: the Poet Laureate Maya Angelou (1928-2014) and the renown actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee (1922-2014, widow of the late actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis, 1917-2005)Both women believed one person CAN make a difference. And each of them...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    Say it Loud! I'm black

    and i'm proud!
    Lauraluvsyou Lauraluvsyou 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Natural Hair

    Hey guys. I just wanted to share my story on accepting my natural hair. So I got my first relaxer when I was in the 5th grade. It was my graduation ceremony. I longed to look like the images of celebrities that I saw on tv, being to stupid and naive to know that they had wigs and...
    DanaHarrell DanaHarrell 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    What Does This Mean?

    Does it mean I should listen only to music made by Blacks or African Americans? Should I play basketball, rap and dance? How about where weave, braids, dreadlocks? Should I be a gangster, or sassy with my fingers snapping? Or should it mean that I just happen to be Black, and...
    NorthWind NorthWind 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 19, 2006

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    "my Country 'tis Of Thee" ~ Abolitionist Verses (by A.g. Duncan, 1843)

    My country, 'tis of thee, Stronghold of slavery, of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Where men man’s rights deride, From every mountainside thy deeds shall ring! My native country, thee, Where all men are born free, if white’s their skin...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    colasc41 colasc41 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm Not An Angry Person, But...

    I realise I have a 'filter' through which I view the world, based on my life and experiences as a black person. It was more difficult than some, much less difficult than others, still I have little patience with people who wish I would forget the history behind being African...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 14 Responses May 27, 2012

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    I am an African American.

    And I'm proud to be one. I love my people. We are so colorful and full of life. However. One factor that upsets me is when a fellow African American tells me " girl you are not black! You are white washed!" Why? Is it because I don't walk around using slang and talk in...
    ChelseyMonique ChelseyMonique 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    And no matter how much hate is going on against

    my people, I will FOREVER be proud to be this. ✊✊
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    cuz I'm proud to be and aafrican aamerican bc I

    know I'm free. I got lips and the booty and the dark dark skin and Its beautiful to me lol
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I am proud of my hertiage

    and I love my skin color and Im thankful to be born into such a strong and powerful race.
    alycia12 alycia12 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Hello all. I wanted to know how you feel

    when you are labeled as light skin or dark skin. I can't stand it when other African Americans use this skin color thing to divide us even more. I will never claim light skin. I am Black!
    Jene95 Jene95 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    And regardless of the hate,

    I love my beautiful brown skin. I love the fact that my hair is natural. I love my small stomach and nice curves. I also love my beautiful African American men.
    Hteag Hteag 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I am proud to be an African American woman.

    I wouldn't have it any other way.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    One might be inclined to wonder 'how did we get

    here?' In Georgia a vet who was suffering from psychological issues was killed two weeks ago by police. The cop who shot him felt threatened because the vet would not obey his commands. The man was naked and he was Black. A week ago In Texas two suspects were handcuffed by...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I am neither African

    nor American but I can't help but admire and appreciate the African American community for their strength, patience and wisdom. Reading their history and all the hardships they've faced always brings tears to my eyes. It saddens me that even today they face so much...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal: A storied

    church in a historic city (CNN)The roots of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church run deep in Charleston and its history is one of perseverance in the face of racial hostility. It was borne of discrimination, burned to the ground in hate, and rose again. Now, a...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    315 people killed by police in 2015.

    % are Black? Instead of the guy who told Black folks about a dream, maybe the guy who told black folks to wake up should've been followed.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I love being black. Being African American in

    America is harder for most African-Americans but we always find a way to make one another laugh. Hopefully, we will truly live in a equal, post racial society.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21

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    And proud to be so. But things are a bit crazy

    over here for us right more.well lets be honest its always been crazy for us but things are a bit different right now. The civil rights protests were a bit before my time but I've read about the protests. I've read about the times when my people came together, made a stand and...
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I am a proud and beautiful west african

    and west indian young lady ?
    IHoldElegance IHoldElegance 16-17, F Jun 18

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    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    And sadly, the reason

    why movies like "Selma" are still relevant, and why we have to keep talking about it, is because some moron is always ready to ask, "Why isn't there a 'WHITE History Month' or 'historical WHITE colleges' ?" They quote Martin Luther King, Jr., without a clue about the times in...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    To quote my baby sister,

    when a bully once tried to tell her she "wasn't black enough" (whatever the hell THAT ever means): "This ain't a club---you CAN'T kick me out. I'm black---as black as I need to be. DEAL with it."
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    I love being black. I love my color.

    I love knowing my roots and culture. Black men and women rise up.
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M 9 Responses May 10

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    400 Years Free

    We was general & politicians before Obama’s office Before slavery, during & after; we had the knowledge Organized how we frolic What happened? How to break a man, Willy Lynch & friends way back when Ya’ll don’t want to hear it ‘cause they endured it but then again that...
    Sufri84 Sufri84 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    "The black skin is not a badge of shame

    but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness" Happy Black History Month !
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    2 non Black killers will be tried

    for mass murder, while dozens of unarmed Black men have been gunned down by police. It's not a cop problem it's a racist piece of **** problem.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response May 11

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    It would be nice to see Black American actors/

    actresses act in different genres such as horror, fantasy, adventure, thriller, mystery etc. besides drama, since that seems like the only thing we see now a days in film..
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 2 Responses May 15

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Ro5e Ro5e 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I May Be Black But I Like White Men.

    There I said it. I am into interracial relationships. It's not that I won't give black men a chance. Some are very attractive. But white men (and I'm sorry to say this) have priorty. Unless of course the black man is Tyrese Gibson. That is one sexy Motha Flucker. I'll have...
    lilskyy lilskyy 18-21, F 69 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I am descended from a slave

    that ran off and joined a Cree village. What is sad, though, is that I have not found his name, but rather the number that was used to identify him in the records. Nowadays, people would never know just by looking at me that I'm an African-Cree descendant.
    wohaliunega wohaliunega 22-25, M Apr 23

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    The racism in this country disgusts me.

    American will soon be destroyed and the people will have no one to blame but themselves.
    attitudegirl2003 attitudegirl2003 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    Some moron is always asking

    or commenting, "The Africans sold their own people into slavery !" I guess some people don't realize that just like there are different nationalities in Europe, there are different nationalities within the African continent. And not just different races. Different nationalities...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    An elderly Black lady at the bus stop said to

    me, "You look nice today, you must be going to a funeral or court.". I said, "I'm going to work.". She replied, "Oh, excuuuse me."...yeah, we been bamboozled.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 7 Responses May 22

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    Dolls Can Tell Secrets

          Dolls can tell secrets. I know this sounds crazy, but its true. When I was a kid I had alot of barbie dolls, most of them were white. I would sit happily in my room for hours talking to them and brushing their silkey hair. Then one day when I was four...
    joon joon 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    Am I the only one who gets discriminated by

    not only other races but my own.
    baltimoresadvocate baltimoresadvocate 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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