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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm proud to be African, to the fullest. No one can take away my African identity. My dad is from Gabon, and my mom is half Cape Verdean and half Gabonese (born and raised in Gabon...
    ax299 ax299 13-15, M Feb 12

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    Yep I love being African American Black is Beautiful :)
    LoneLegend LoneLegend 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I love Americans. I love interacting with them on social media and whenever I see them visiting.
    YourOnlineFriend YourOnlineFriend 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    If there are any Americans here message me I'll be traveling from New York to New Orleans in April/May love to meet people
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    When it comes to taking proper care of your pet to ensure that they are healthy and well, many people underestimate the importance of pet dental care. Oral hygiene is important for...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Feb 4

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    What do you think are the most important classes to master for a Physics or Mathematics Degree? or important concepts to master, or even study advice. I feel that these might be...
    atenra11 atenra11 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I think and feel personal hygiene is very important. Because personal hygiene is so important to me, this is why I shave my long legs, underarms, facial hair, and between my lets...
    femaleofficeworker femaleofficeworker 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Hmmmm Why yes it seems like I have met someone on here that is important to me :P I might even go as far as to say she has become a requirement of my life. She is definitely what...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I think education is very important. I just think the way we (USA) Go about it is all wrong. Nobody wants to wake up early in the morning for 5 days a week to go to a place that is...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Some people just don't understand how important a father is to a growing child, especially a boy. Growing up without a father is agonizing, whether he left you or he died before...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think manners are important too... Too bad the world seems to have forgotten about them. It seems a bit "taboo" to be a respectful person these days
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F Feb 2

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    Due to some pretty different circumstances. At first, I blamed myself for stupidity. But then I realized, no, it's not 100% my fault. I'm on a medication that changes me a good...
    ThePhilosopher ThePhilosopher 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Is it crazy to feel sad for a year because of the loss of someone you thought very important for you??? I don't feel sad all the time but I am devastated and cry once a day at...
    she227 she227 22-25, F Feb 4

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    Manners are very important, it shows how you respect your self and others
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9

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    No doubt many of us around the world share the common agreement family is important to us. However for some of us like myself when I say family I'm not always speaking about those...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I love helping others and whenever I see a friend depressed and sad I always want to give them a big hug and try to help them in any way I can. But it's hard for me to ask help...
    swimswithcrocs swimswithcrocs 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I completely agree with this group. I find that a sense of humor is extremely important. Hey, life is hard enough, and the last thing i want to do is make it harder. Life comes...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    If you have lost something very important,what you gonna do?
    Aui12 Aui12 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Believe a Good Sense of Humor Is Important
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I heard and feel in love with this wonderful poem or speech between couples on a TV sitcom the other day so thought I'd share with you all ... When I'm feeling like there's no...
    MonsieurA MonsieurA 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    "The black skin is not a badge of shame but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness" Happy Black History Month !
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    So yea just looking for friends ............. So yea lol
    h3lldriv3n h3lldriv3n 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Week 1- Super Bowl Week 2- Grammys Week 3- All Star Week Week 4- Oscars. Four events that take place back to back in February to make us forget black history month.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 19

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    American here, this country is FILLED with idiots but everyone forgets the % of people living here that are foreigners...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Statement from Corrie family in response to the Israeli Supreme Court’s Dismissal of Appeal in Wrongful Death of Rachel Corrie Posted in News and Updates, Trial...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I can't get why everybody here just say they wanna change all the time. We have a great and rare personality, that a lot will wish to have. Those who can't seem to realize hiw...
    Jclafp92 Jclafp92 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I have wrestled all night with this question: I believe honesty is required in any relationship but does that include disclosing about your past? If you withhold that info, is it...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    I wasn't always excited to jump into the lake like all my friends. In fact every Saturday I'd hate going with the gang down to lake at midnight. It was like something I had to do...
    MatthewMitchell MatthewMitchell 18-21, M Feb 2

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    and so is the mailman.....
    dinprins dinprins 16-17, M Feb 2

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    Attitude and charisma is really good looking!!!
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    When u want something...works like a charm...kakaka
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    ......................................................... "Manners maketh man."
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    It really is, though. Like, if you think about it, manners can tell you a lot about a person.
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    In this day and age, Emily Post must be twirling like a top in her grave!
    johnstlouis johnstlouis 56-60, M Feb 4

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    Im blunt too Potato head , i meant it . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=apPOYo1iwCE
    Sweetcardiac Sweetcardiac 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    OMG! Some people do NOT know what manners are! 😡 I was always taught to be polite and well mannered everywhere I go.
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 4

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    Frankly, I can separate people into those with social skills and those still lacking in that department. I find this narrows down my perspective friends very quickly.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M Feb 5

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    I've lost everyone I've loved in the course of a month. One to suicide. One to circumstance. And one who sacrificed me. Now I stand in this dark petrifying world alone, and I'm not...
    Paperboyc Paperboyc 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    to fulfill sm of my dream ..I left home ......now to go home & c my family become my dream ....:(
    AJAY84 AJAY84 22-25 2 Responses Feb 7

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    A beautiful appearance will only last a while but a beautiful personality will last a lifetime! “As if you were on fire from within.The moon lives in the lining of your skin...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Feb 8

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