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    Oops, I Guess They Forgot About Us...Again

    It appears that African Americans in Mississippi have been overlooked, but don't worry. It was a just a "procedural error". Really? Evidently, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery was not officially ratified in the State of Mississippi until...NOW...
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    A Tribute To Motown and Berry Gordy

    Motown!Much of my favorite music growing up right up to today! Motown is a record company originally founded by Berry Gordy. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music. The "Motown Sound" included Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, The...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 24, 2013

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    Funny But It's Not, What They Don't Teach Us In Schools

    8 presidents owned slaves while still in officeDid you know that slaves helped build the White House and the US Capital In fact, the legacy of American presidents owning slaves goes all the way back to George Washington. Twelve American presidents owned slaves and eight of...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Angela Davis Human Rights Activist

    Another one of my favorite Activists back in the day went I was coming up. Biography, Education and Training Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years she has been active as a student...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    We Need More Like Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King Was A Liberal Progressive Who Favored Left Wing Causes & Don’t You Forget ItBy Oliver Willis · August 23,2013 As we head towards the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it is worth pausing for a second to solidly stake out the fact that Martin...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Top 10 African American Inventors

    Despite the hardships suffered through slavery, many African Americans have managed to become great inventors, scientists, and thinkers. This is a list of the ten greatest African American inventors. 10. Madame C J Walker 1867 – 1919 Invented: Hair Lotion for black...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Occasionally I wonder: what if the government found a way to allocate reparations, the equivalent of that "40 acres and a mule" promised after the Civil War, to the descendants of...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    An example is right after the end of the Spanish American War in 1898 and Spain lost their overseas possession to the US. The US gained Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Big-time important!!!!!!! A good friend of mine doesn't have his front teeth because you never brushed them.
    MtnDewForever MtnDewForever 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am an African and am glad God made me one! I just wanna say that we in Africa are not in all doom and gloom, Africa will rise again to its glory days! South African by residence...
    Wayini1 Wayini1 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I was once sent to an African village school, went in quite a cocky little madam but didn't come out like that!!. My African lady teacher gave me some discipline!!. One day she...
    BabySham8 BabySham8 26-30, F Jul 11

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    As a proud African-American of this amazing country, HAPPY 4th FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE!
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I literally am my parent are both from African and I was born in Baltimore, just to let you guys know.
    HaddyT HaddyT 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    In high school my school had a dance program which did numerous forms of dancing. My favorite for its energy and style was African dancing. Did it for 4 years. It will always be...
    jakanddaxter625 jakanddaxter625 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Why do Americans spell words so differently to the ACTUAL real word as it is in English?? I mean the word is FANTASISE not ...IZE.... it is COLOUR, not COLOR, it is NEIGHBOUR, not...
    spankwire spankwire 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Happy 4th if July to all my fellow Americans! 🎉🎇🎇🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Y'all have a blast! I'm going to work in a couple hours 😕
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F Jul 4

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    I think we all have an idealist idea about "the perfect relationships". I've had several long term relationships in the past, some long distant relationships. I find trust and...
    jetetter jetetter 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I just want to be important to someone who is important to me. I want to be their first choice... Not their second or last. :/
    ilovemalachai ilovemalachai 13-15, F Jul 14

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    In any relationship intimacy is important. I mean if you can't be open within a relationship what good is it? That being said sex I don't find as important. You can have sex, but...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We often go about life forgetting some simple truths that lets us know that our life is important and we need to value it to make it worthwhile. So here is a reminder.. There is...
    valerian777 valerian777 41-45, M Jul 7

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    I was always a "different" person than others. Some would say when I was young I was just going through changes. The older I got the worse my struggle was with myself. I had major...
    MissShotti MissShotti 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Tho looks arent everything, its 60% important to me. plus personality and the others are important to. Only attractive people attract me. David Beckham is kinda ugly to me. Anime...
    michiko michiko 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    How many times do we come across statements like, "I don't care about looks and I only care for what's inside." At the same time, you come across statements like, "I looked at her...
    finitenessofinfinity finitenessofinfinity 22-25, M Jun 30

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    Almost 8 years ago I lost my brother. He committed suicide. Ever since then I have tried to help others who think their only way out is to do what my brother done. This year on my...
    Hanny20 Hanny20 18-21, F Jul 5

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    It is especially important if you have a job that mostly consists of conversing with others. I've served a lot of people who were a little... eugh.
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Athletic Bilbao continued their march towards UEFA Champions League football next season using a dominant 3-0 home victory over Malaga. Aritz Aduriz scored at the start of each...
    mmogooglegame mmogooglegame 22-25, M Jul 7

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    Every wolf on this planet, listen! This is very important! The government is after all of us to install a chip in our brains. To make sure that we are under control! It has already...
    Amalie01 Amalie01 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Intimacy is important in marriage..its a way to make you feel loved..marriage without sex is just friendship/companionship..
    luv4get luv4get 41-45, F Jul 18

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    I love my parents and their are very important 👌
    nocames123 nocames123 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I don't care how good looking a person is, after all looks fade with time. I think it is much more important to have a great personality. I am far more interested in someones...
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Word order important is! That saying which I found in a book somewhere, that I've recited every time someone says something in the wrong order! :D:D:D
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Both parents have an extremely important part to play in our lives, raising us but also shaping us into people. Mothers and fathers can be responsible for our mental state and the...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    HELP! have been married for 20 years and have 6 children ( two daughters of my own and four inherited 3 boys and a girl) all of whom are in their 30's. My relationship with them...
    miggym miggym 61-65, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Morning people how's everyone .... !!!!
    Aishabella Aishabella 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Three rather deaf friends meet on the street. “Windy, isn’t it? Said one. “No, it’s Thursday,” said the second. “So am I,” said the third. “Let’s go and have a...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    But none of them have loved me back the same way
    fajphummie1 fajphummie1 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I stopped relaxing my hair! It's crazy my hair has been relaxed since I was 12 yrs old. I got tired of maintaining a relaxer every 3 months and just wanted to reclaim my natural...
    walorn walorn 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    i have been dating locals, since im from lesotho, and with many of them, my heart just ended up shattered, i have also tried dating outside the country stil in africa, no change...
    mamello mamello 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I love being half black comes with a big D & white girls love us 😍, were like there kryptonite 😉
    YungB YungB 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    International Dating is challenging especially when the one you love has to go back to his home country. Long Distance is painful, but a man so good is worth the wait.
    Luseeyah Luseeyah 18-21, F Jul 5

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    It can teach me that everything doesn't go my way. I can't get everything that I want. I learn that life isn't fair. You have to work for what you believe in.
    BossiRossi BossiRossi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    If we were made in His image then call us by our names Most intellect do not believe in God but they fear us just the same - Erykah Badu
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I actually wish there was at least one additional major political party -ideally more- to counter the Republicrats and Democans.
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M Jul 3

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    hey all my american EP people happy 4th july.
    shiva76 shiva76 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    If I hear about one more idiot leaving their child in the car. The sad thing about it, is it's my generation, and younger generations. I think the parent should be sent to the...
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    If I hear one more child try to correct me, I will show them what adults really do, and tell them to get their dumb *** somewhere and sit down.
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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