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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 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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I haven't tried west african food yet. I really want to. I love the dances, the music, the singing..everything. Beautiful culture. Everytime I hear nigerian or ghana music I start...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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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 2 days ago

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    Humor is more important then you might believe. You can not spend your life so tightly would that you never enjoy your time with people. Smiling and laughing is important to...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes, I believe my family is very important to me. I am a single mom of 3 kids and I love them very much. They love me as much too. I have 2 boys and a girl.
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I believe strongly that fathers are very important in a child's life whether it is a boy or girl. One parent cannot be both parents. Boys need their dads and girls need their...
    michelleroberts76 michelleroberts76 36-40, F Mar 27

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    I truly feel that a good sense of humor is very important to everyone. I believe people are so uptight these days from work, family, and other situations. We all need to relax...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    to me it is important but idk how to fix my family. My mom and sister dont talk to me bc of my step dad. my dad dont talk to me bc of my step mom and her daughter. the only family...
    bdkellar94 bdkellar94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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 3 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 a week ago

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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 4 days ago

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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...
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    One might be inclined to wonder 'how did we get here?' In Georgia a vet who was suffering from psychological issues was killed two weeks ago by police. The cop who shot him felt...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    The way they walk, speak.... Idk something about them just gets me. Not the needy ones i've met in college (lol) but my ex was nigerian and he was just simply handsome and...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Am I the only one who gets discriminated by not only other races but my own.
    baltimoresadvocate baltimoresadvocate 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Born and raised in America, but I have parents from Nigeria
    coachaxel coachaxel 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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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    my mom passed away a few hours ago. it hurts and i feel empty , lost so many things.i am having a hard time handling it, i dont think i will be sleeping for a long long time. she...
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm so grateful that I have a birthday party to attend this weekend, and I can't wait. I'm so looking forward to celebrating life!
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 25

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    That's pretty sad seeing as I'm an only child. My dad was too busy with his drugs and his affairs....oh wait, he still is. And my mom was too busy being verbally, emotionally and...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    He (or she!) who laughs, lasts.
    cartersmomlaura cartersmomlaura 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    Oh well I don't play candy crush :) Do you ?
    rayoflight22 rayoflight22 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 25

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    The good looks not everything actually sometimes we find the good looks but the personality is really bad or it's just not there. I've met that pretty girl before she was really...
    Beyondtheseaa Beyondtheseaa 26-30, F Mar 26