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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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Feb 18, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am so sick of people expecting me to act a certain way just for being African American. It is flat out ridiculous that people say that someone can "act white" or "act black". I...
    Noteboox Noteboox 16-17, M Apr 19

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    African Americans should stop trying to fit in point blank... Don't try to fit into white society And I will admit I could be wrong and I might find myself to be ignorant later on...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 14

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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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    Head to toe, blood to bone, as African as my ancestors.
    blacklucas42 blacklucas42 41-45, M Apr 14

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    Honestly xenophobia is the stupidest thing. At the end of the day no matter how much you hate them, no matter how many you kill, no matter how good you feel about yourself after...
    Angelblue18 Angelblue18 18-21, F Apr 15

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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...
    wohaliunega wohaliunega 22-25, M Apr 23

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    South Africans where you guys at me wanting some Interracial love XD
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Grouping all Americans as one, good job morons. Listen up, NOT everyone is the same. Just because a few people from America are unpleasant doesn't mean we all are. Same with any...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    Dear mom and dad, I feel so very sad, lost, and alone. I don't even know how to articulate the hole that exists inside of me. I don't even know to call it a hole. All I know is...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Some search for love and acceptance, others for silver and gold. I found all that and so much more in the outstretched hands of small children and it touched me, made me the single...
    whitepine1 whitepine1 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Towards the end of her stay, she noted to herself that, "Living there was like trying to keep up with a club that you weren't invited to join." She used to believe that her family...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Apr 15

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    I absolutely believe that family is so important. My parents, all of my 5 siblings, and my 3 kids are all very important to me. I have a great bonding relationship with each and...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Read on for inspiration that will help you get more from your life.Vitamins are essential for getting good results from exercise. This will help you with the essential nutrients...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My parents are getting divorced in a couple of months. It's because of a lot of things but one of the mainly ones is my dad is unhappy. My mom is an alcoholic now. She says she's...
    Madamoiselle1 Madamoiselle1 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I should have written this story when I first joined the group. Dads are as important as moms because kids need their dad to actively raise them the best they can. It's not enough...
    Simplified Simplified 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Having a close knit family is truly a blessing in my case I grew up with a Father as the good provider and the Mother as a loving Caring about the way are family and I am. With...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I believe personal hygiene is very important. This is why I am a shaved and bald between my legs. For the most part, being shaved eliminates some disease and a poor smell down...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    I am a believer that manners are important to me and I do not care what age you are. I have discussed this issue with my children. Either they use proper manners when talking to...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    It's funny how we forget to appreciate the small things in life. the bond between two people. the most important memories we never forget. I trust, charish and love my wife till...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21

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    I'm not entirely sure what to say. She was my step-mom, in my life since I was 6, she helped raise me. It was cancer, and very fast. My heart is breaking for my Dad, he's keeping...
    Calico445 Calico445 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    I've been told by many people who knew my mom that she loved us (her daughters ) very much. She died when I was barely one year old so I particularly have no memory of her at all...
    nve09 nve09 18-21, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    King's first appearance on the cover of TIME, on Feb. 18, 1957 (Cover credit: Boris Chaliapin)TIME readers wrote to the magazine in the aftermath of the 1968 crimeWhen Martin...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Still searching for sister wife.i didn't realize it was gonna be this difficult....smh
    mslashes mslashes 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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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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    Where are my fellow brothers and sisters :)
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Not for sensitive viewers. South Africa has been making headlines world wide with the recent outbreak of Xenophobia attacks. https://z-1-scontent-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela.
    PuppetOnStrings PuppetOnStrings 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ilan Reipie Shein is a rapist
    JessiAimee JessiAimee 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Growing up, everyone knew I was different.. I loved to play with my sister's Barbie doll and I played with the girls back in school. It was so obvious I was different and I got...
    knightw10 knightw10 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    America is amazing and I am proud to be an American.
    ateenagertoday ateenagertoday 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Okay lol. So now I wanna ask you one thing. If there is, especially in your beautiful country, the freedom of speech, why did you report my posts? Even if it is wrong and negative...
    russianangel russianangel 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 24

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    Even though I'm American sometimes I have little faith in us as a nation. We are kind of stupid, spoiled, and ignorant.
    sopherosie sopherosie 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 24

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    I hate American politics for sure. Politicians are pure evil.
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M Apr 25

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    Damn . I'm American, sadly so this is an insult but it's okay . Although I live in a modern day Gomorrah, I can still pray for you and your hate filled heart .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I happen to have a lot of respect for the U.S.! Mainly because I live in it, of course. I don't support the current president, but that's besides the point. we have people in...
    RyxeRedfern RyxeRedfern 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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