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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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    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 56-60, 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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    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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    100% agree! If it was one thing I was taught as a child, it was not to judge people based on their looks and that has stuck with me since. Up until I was 20 I still payed some...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Loving someone in a relationship is just as important as having sex with them.
    Heartheocean Heartheocean 61-65, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Family is the best gift God gave me. ?
    CharlenneDelaCruz CharlenneDelaCruz 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    And I am absolutely proud of it!
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here are some Words of Wisdom you might have missed out on list from fathers to sons: 1. Go for women perceived to be "out of your league". You'll surprise yourself. 2. Never have...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    I strongly believe family is very important.. but now.. my family is all over the place once again.. wondering deep down is this good or bad?? as much as i would like to help out...
    Kris1911 Kris1911 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I absolutely do and they are extremely important to me even though it may bother some people. But, that's just the way I was raised.I had one guy on here who didn't agree with my...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    We went to a nice restaurant in a 5* hotel yesterday with our children. I like to do it from time to time as they are very well mannered and it is an important lesson for them how...
    husbandanddad husbandanddad 36-40, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    People say "You don't choose your family" I disagree. I do choose my family and they are extremely important to me.
    StephenJohnson96 StephenJohnson96 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Bringing on us our own political demise...Now a possibility of a 2nd Hitler presidency in Donald Trump, a right-wing dictator!
    kbpimpin87 kbpimpin87 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    louise35361 louise35361 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    Though I've always wanted to do a DNA test on ancestry to know what I'm mixed with, if at all. I've been told over again by my parents that we have a bit of European and Native...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    For the last 2 or 3 months I have been exposed to what I will call the black conscious movement within some african-american circles. I've had the opportunity to speak with many...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love being born of the black African culture. I've learn to appreciate our unique culture and our rich history. But if your Black Power movement involves putting other cultures...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think both parents are equally important, so long as they are not abusive and neglectful. Having even 1 parent treating their kid poorly, sets the tone for their life, love...
    sunsnowlover sunsnowlover 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    It seems like every time it's African American History Month, someone ask, "Blacks have their history month, where's OUR history month?" Don't they realize that every month is...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The Academy Awards has received criticism for excluding Black entertainers this year. Some have chosen to boycott. The Oscar is not just a statue it is a key that can open the...
    TawaliOkonodo TawaliOkonodo 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    i am a African American young lady i love my skin and my history. my grandma is from a small town in ga. she is 87 today but when she was 14 she drank out of a whites only water...
    coco23kj coco23kj 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I am African American but I don't know a third of black history. I don't really know where I came from. I don't think my people are educated on their history enough. I dont...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 16-17, F Feb 4

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    family is very important to me and they are a big part of my life, but its also important to know which family members that aren't any good. love but i have to at a distance
    ellazabeth ellazabeth 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Family is very important to me. Also relationships and friendships are important As well... It's sad people don't value those relationships now in days...
    sweetjuicebaby20 sweetjuicebaby20 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I tried living in Europe because I thought being white made me a European. I came home because I discovered I'm an African, and I'm so happy to be back in Jozi - chaotic, dirty...
    modderboy modderboy 56-60, M Feb 1

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    It's officially "Our Month"....let's see what can we get out of this.
    dmc313 dmc313 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Family is the most important thing to me
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 31

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    when i google dark skin babies all i see are light biracial babies or dark skin babies with light blue eyes. When I google locks I see a whole bunch of white ppl with dread lock...
    ladyphantom27 ladyphantom27 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    My father, Guillaume, and my brother, Ricardo, and my granny Annamaria, and my aunt and her children are my close family. They are very important to me for the love they shower me...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 29

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    His name is Stacy. We are both 1/2 Native, 2 different tribes, 2 different nations, and he made sure we weren't the same clan lol... He was from CA and I am from NV. He is a grass...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F Jan 28

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    Family is the most important thing to me. Friends come and go but family is forever, and that's comforting
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 27

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    What message are we sending to the world, South Africa' s Justice System has failed Oscar Pistoruis . Does our Justice System only apply to certain South African ' s, or does it...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 41-45, F Jan 25

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    Reading is so important. A few of my favorites: blink, Quiet, Decisive, Oh, The Places You'll Go, The Dark Tower, Lord of The Rings, Flat Out Mike, The Great Gatsby, The...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Every race is special...But I am confident to say I am African American/Black and I love it...There is no other major race in the world like us. Our hair, our skin tone is so...
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    I am just wondering "Am I an important part of your life?" I just want to know that you at least want to see me again and talk to me. I am really trying to wait on you even though...
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F Jan 22

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    Beautiful Quotes On Good Sense Of Humor Is Important In Our Life - * Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    So, what's with all this political correctness with white people lately. I mean, over the past few days I have had countless of white people tell me "You are American, not African...
    MelaninThoughts MelaninThoughts 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    If anyone would like a professional photoshoot in Johannesburg or Pretoria, message me so we can arrange it
    Talldude81 Talldude81 31-35, M 1 Response