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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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    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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    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 46-50, F 4 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Every person in America is technically African American regardless of race. Every human on the planet is African, I am African and one day I hope to return to the motherland. Where...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Dec 9

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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 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 5

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    I love being black, but I hate that our African culture was robbed from us. Yeah there's black culture, but great as some aspects of it can be, it has its roots in the negativity...
    phenxmenal phenxmenal 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    In a deep enough relationship it shouldn't have to be about "what is important to me..." it should be about what is important to us/them. True that by the time I'm talking about...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Another thing I find very important that I feel is lacking from all of my previous relationships is I am tired of being told so many promising things by my (in)significant other...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    They say that love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug? Anonymous .
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 20

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    Clear your mind "of Daily PERSONAL Concerns", and Listen to what IS - AND IS NOT - being said. Hear the "politicians" Proposing HUMAN Solutions to the existing problems...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 20

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    I am very close to my family. I think spending as much time with my family is very important. I especially like holidays and trips we take as a family.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I may not like it but I won't say it isn't important.
    PieBombs PieBombs 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Honesty is very important to me. Don't spare my feelings with a beautiful lie to no hurt me with the painful truth.
    AlexisH94 AlexisH94 18-21, F Nov 23

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    basically everyone I've ever met online is important to me
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I feel personal hygiene is very important. It not only gives you a fresh appeal to yourself but others too. It may also slow down infection and disease for women more then men...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I do think manners are very important,my parents raised me,to have respect for people,so I do,and am a mom,and my child,has respect for others.Sometimes I meet up,with people that...
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Family is so important to me. i had a rough start growing up. But it all settled when i got my step mom and I saw what a real family could be. And I know it may not be traditional...
    jessconn81 jessconn81 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Never forget about your family. You can work and work and work and give them everything but you are taking away the most important thing yourself.I have learned the hard way. This...
    Cnfsddad Cnfsddad 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Cling to mom when i'm crying is soothing than talking with others.It's like a therapy for me. I cant live without my parents.They're the most important thing in my life bcz they...
    canturk canturk 16-17, F Dec 3

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    It's not only important, it's true. Looks attract, personality gets them to stay. so all you girls who think you're hot ****, yet have a nasty attitude, don't expect your man to...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Family is very important. No matter how big or small.
    Bpack Bpack 31-35 Dec 8

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    I think it is important to know who you are talking to. Sometimes it can be confusing when you have many online friends. I am TryingagainII and have been since 2011 - I have used...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    This month, the month of December, have been a very depressing month for me and my heart. The pain keeps on coming every single damn day. I find it hard to hide the pain away...
    prxtxcxl prxtxcxl 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think it is important to write. I am struggling this weekend. It is unfortunate. The opportunities are here. I should be taking advantage of them. We should be taking advantage...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I met Jack in high school at a Christian summer camp. I certainly had an interest in him, but at the time my mind was set on the idea that all relationships end. My mind told me...
    LulaZee LulaZee 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is it really too much to ask?.. I just wanna be loved, appreciated, cared about, needed, wanted, and important..
    SarahJane2O15 SarahJane2O15 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    A good sense of humor is very important. I find a guy 10x more attractive if they can make me laugh :)
    AlexisH94 AlexisH94 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes to someone who is as important to me and not very many are /:(
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Having a person who loves you like you are the best, the most beautiful, the smartest and the most amazing girl in the world is something that can be bought. Yes, it is wonderful...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I live in and love the Mother City .. Cape Town .. you rock!
    lisloo007 lisloo007 41-45, F Nov 18

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    So while I was exploring different groups I found. some that were centered around hating being black, more specifically a black woman. I did not know how to respond. I wish there...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I love my color.. .I don't care what people say to me or even how they treat me. I love me....a lot!
    ofmiceandme ofmiceandme 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Obsession, It amazes me how so many of these so called "racists" hate black people with a passion yet they obsess over us. If these people see us as inferior, why do they talk...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Pls guys help me vote my boy if you can,all you gotta do is download we chat,add bigbrother africa and vote TAYO from Nigeria u can vote 100 times Or the big brother mobile and...
    Swirler Swirler 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I never really understand the thinking here. I'm not from Africa and I don't practice things of the many cultures there. If I were to be categorized I would be considered this by...
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Born in Mississippi. Born into poverty. Born into a disadvantage. Been fighting since high school to change my circumstances but the world is set up for people where I'm from to...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    And I love it! **** what anyone else thinks about it.
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    my mother raised my sister and me in her own way so we could grow up and act like the princesses she raised us to be. I vowed to never become a "statistic" or live up to the...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    From the Kennedy Center Honours in New York, 1991. The Morehouse College Glee Club pays tribute to one of the honourees, Chorale Leader Robert Shaw with their signature Christmas...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    No Man Want Black!-Black ******* are CRAZY AND UGLY!!!! Children of my husband have Black mother. Black is WORST MAMA!!!! Niggeer NOT deserve children!
    Bergenbabe Bergenbabe 36-40, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    One white man's head gets cut off in another country the U.S.Air force spends billions to bomb that country into the next stone age. Several Black men are gunned down in this...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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