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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The recent shootings that we have seen on TV, about young teenaged African Americans doesn't bring any surprise to me. In my opinion they brought it upon themselves and those...
    Ruizf2 Ruizf2 26-30 1 Response Oct 1

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    What Makes Us Different Than Any Other Americans?-I often get into spirited debates with my college student daughter about this. I am Black,born and raised in Alabama&Florida,with...
    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I am mixed with African American on my dad's side. He is mixed with African American and Native American. idk what percentage that makes me T.T... love my curly hair, i rock an...
    EchoesInTwistedMeadows EchoesInTwistedMeadows 22-25 Sep 26

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    By African American, I mean that my ancestors were enslaved here in the United States. I'm sure that even far removed, there are still traces of African identity that lives on...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Im a proudly South African indain :P Sadly out of the country now :|
    SameerMaharaj SameerMaharaj 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    You never realize how important somebody is or the impact they made on your life until they're gone. Today I lost one of my former coworkers who I wasn't that close with but the...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    This is also an incorrect group if one thinks pedantically. I am not important at all, how can I be less important than not at all?
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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    Who doesn't lol. The ability to laugh, and to make other people laugh if you can is a life skill that no matter where you are, or who you are with is appreciated. It can make...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I think a good sense of humor is important because it explains the type of person you are. A happy person, and if somebody never laughs or smiles then that means they're miserable...
    Mlj49 Mlj49 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 24

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    This is a story about how important is being persistent and never give up, no matter how many failures you have experienced in the past. A man was spending his holiday in Africa...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    After the storm, you noticed that your roof was missing a few tiles and or shingles. Missing tiles and or shingles means the roof does not have all the protection that it should...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Sep 26

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    Family is the most important thing in life I try to stay close to all family members to me family is number one
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    It took me about fifteen years to realise just how important family really is. I don't think I could survive without them now.
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F Oct 1

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    I learn't an important lesson, there are multiple soulmates for us... We are not scarce of love :D Keep loving, there are multiple soulmates, if one leaves for whatever reason the...
    santees santees 26-30, M Oct 5

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    I know there are people I'm "important" to. But I mean, I wish there was someone in this world who made me a priority. Someone who would cancel plans with other people if I needed...
    shelleyj shelleyj 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I just want to use this platform to vent out my inner thoughts.  I lived an excellent life with my wife and kids.  I was the only person in my family who was well settled...
    smarty75 smarty75 31-35, M Oct 7

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    I feel like I'm not important to anyone anymore. I hate the feeling and it just sucks to feel like I'm nothing special. Most of the time when I'm around people or my very small...
    xxlunawolfxx xxlunawolfxx 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    So this is a update : after a few dates & by dates I mean flying cross country to his home & spending the week with him each time , we have moved in together . The first date was...
    BornOnDaBayou337 BornOnDaBayou337 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    They tell you when an addiction is overboard. My mom told me just a few minutes before I type this story, you spent way too much time on the phone I'm taking it away from you. I...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    So i walk through the front door into the living room after being out with friends for a couple hours and I see my 12 year old brother with a temper and in tears and my mom really...
    xsimplysara xsimplysara 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    In the matters that you place as issues or task that are of the important nature you tend to put them off. its not intentional, but truly a way to handle whats in front of you...
    mrjmoore40 mrjmoore40 41-45 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love jokes and I love making people laugh. When you look at life and all the things that can happen its one of the important life skills you can give yourself is humor. If you...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What is Personal Hygiene? Personal hygiene may be described as the principle of maintaining cleanliness and grooming of the external body. People have been aware of the importance...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    The development of China's construction business has never ever stopped. In recent years, there is an raising hype regarding the actual estate field, that's thought to be the next...
    linxiaomo linxiaomo 22-25 1 Response Oct 10

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    Today I lost someone very dear to my heart and its left a gaping hole in my chest...I can't breath...I'm devastated...I'm in a very dark place right now...
    cedced cedced 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    A friend of mine passed away last night. Car crash on her way from work. The good ones are the first to leave this planet, what a shame. Fate, I want to ask you why. I want to...
    A888888 A888888 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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     I am so thankful! You kept your promise and so far everything is going great. We've been seeing each other and his talking about marriage! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!"Anne, O. Uk...
    kenison kenison 36-40 Sep 22

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    call me the Dark Knight... :]
    BIackyChan BIackyChan 22-25, M Sep 24

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    Proudly a citizen and never left the country in my life?
    turbodude turbodude 18-21 Sep 24

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    I'm a black teen it's... OK...
    HeyItsJosh HeyItsJosh 16-17, M Sep 26

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    And on another note don't ya'll mess around out here with Pharell on this new black ****. Because I bet you every single thing I own that if he was in the wrong place at the wrong...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I'm not trying to start an argument but are we really connected to Africa?
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I was reflecting the other day about how many run ins I've had with the cops. There was that time in a ritzy neighborhood in California when a motorcycle cop followed me for...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Been born and raised in Africa and loved every minute Africa is not for sissies :D
    DDT97 DDT97 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Anyone here from Uitenhage?
    PearlNana PearlNana 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I was a sales manager conducting business with a client in an upscale neighborhood called 'Marina Del Rey' in California at one time. A middle aged white man approached me...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 8

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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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey everybody, im not from south africa but I had a question for you. Ive got a friend in south africa i believe shes near Durban. Anyway im planning to send her a care package of...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yeah. Like that we're the same as the Spanish. Lol. Different culture, different language!
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There are people on this Earth who : Get me Love me Have my back Get mad at me but forgive me immediately Count on me when they're down Who are these amazing beings you ask? My...
    readwritesherlock readwritesherlock 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Yep. Unfortunately people don't understand this.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 7 Responses Sep 22

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