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I Am African American

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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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    My parents thought that it would be funny to

    raise me to be the whitest black boy in history. I've been going to a predominantly white school since the 4th grade and I live in Colorado (not too many people of color out here lol). So, it's gotten to the point where I have a lot more common interests with whites than I do...
    youngweez youngweez 16-17, M 30 Responses Jul 8

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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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    colasc41 colasc41 26-30, F Jun 22

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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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    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 68 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Can someone please tell me a good way to trace

    my roots. I've been wanting to do it but I have no idea where to start. Any advice will help.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Are you Familiar with teachings of

    Pan-Africanist Dr. Umar Johnson if so what do you think of his current scandal involving a ********?
    orionnights orionnights 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Don't you just love it

    when 'mainstream' black people ask "why do you talk like that?" oh, so u wnt me to tlk lak ths? sorry, I like to actually be understood -_-
    CiaraCollin15 CiaraCollin15 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Yep, the US government is trying to make the

    killing of the African lion a federal offense. All the cops murdering Black folks, not so much.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Someone was free styling

    or whatever and he said, "I don't need a trap queen, I need a Melanin Monroe." I'm in love. Bless.
    LoadedGunn LoadedGunn 18-21, F Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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    I don't have tears because the white man shot

    those people in a Black church. I have tears because there are Black people who will say it's in God's hands.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    Say it Loud! I'm black

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

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    I love my black history.

    Embrace yourself
    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 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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    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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    Historical Events in July July 14,

    1943: The George Washington Carver Monument complex, the first national park honoring an African American, was founded in Joplin, Mo. July 14, 1948: The Democratic Party adopted a platform that called for a federal anti-lynching law, the abolition of poll taxes and the...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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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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    My father thinks black women are worthless.

    My father is slowly trying to make us believe that black women are trash. Whenever a black woman comes on TV, my father calls her garbage, or trash. He says he would've never, ever gotten with a black woman. Mind you, he is black himself. He thinks white women are better. They're...
    duClo duClo 18-21, T 10 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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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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    Is anyone here interested in making a lot of

    money with the #1 networking company? No scam real people making real money and making good money at that. If so, I can help
    VanessaIaso VanessaIaso 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Over 30 unarmed Black men killed by police this

    year. 1 armed white man kills 9 Black people in church apprehended ALIVE. I just through up.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 22 Responses Jun 18

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    "Behold The Star" ~ Morehouse/Spelman college

    choirs (this is an African American spiritual from their annual Christmas concert) Happy Holidays to all !!
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    It ENDS here. A couple of months ago,

    I deleted several friends (now former friends) from my facebook account. After I deleted them, I deactivated my account there. I am so sick and ******* tired of dealing with White people who believe racism is a thing of the past. I am sick and ******* tired of dealing with...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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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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    Hey guys my name is Jason.

    Being African American has its ups and downs, which is understandable. As a young black man I felt like it is my responsibility to help this boy out. Here is my story. On a recent trip to Kroger I met this young boy who was shopping. He had this look on this face that I've came...
    JasonMasters93 JasonMasters93 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    I am a proud and beautiful west african

    and west indian young lady ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    A while back a few people misunderstood me

    and labeled me a sellout and an Uncle Tom . Why can't we as people (because we are people first black second ) just talk to each other , if something doesn't sound right why not just say "what do you mean when you say that ?" Or something of that nature . Before we can be one...
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 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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    "Hello mom?, I just got pulled over by a cop.

    If I get arrested.. I did NOT kill myself! I REPEAT, I DID NOT KILL MYSELF" -Sandra Bland.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just realized that

    when my family gets together on every 4th of July, no one celebrates Independence Day, we celebrate our grandfather's birthday. No one even utters Happy Independence Day! This day is not for us...
    Jene95 Jene95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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...