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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Is there anyone out there more important than a professional athlete? Sounds terrible but there is a little truth there, right?
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    Recently I was trying to convince someone he was wrong when he said that Europeans think Americans are stupid. Now I saw this: http://youtu.be/7_pw8duzGUg Demonios.
    brianthesnail brianthesnail 46-50, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    That moment when you realize that you're not as important to the other person as they are to you. I have a few friends whom I thought were close to me because we used to go to...
    onebeatleft onebeatleft 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    All my life I have always felt like 3rd pick to my cousins and my friends. As a kid the older adults would always make fun of me and shoo me away from them. It makes me seem as if...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone that has made me feel important and special, has replaced me with someone else.
    Thatgirlannalise Thatgirlannalise 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Meeting and loving someone who can accept, understand and think like me is way more important and enjoyable than someone who looks amazing but can't do any of those. Finding...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I want to feel important to somebody. Like if I wasn't there a little piece if them would be missing. Like when I message them, their day gets a little bit better. I want to be...
    Marie0121 Marie0121 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    if i will feel that i m most important thing in his/her world... i will be theirs
    Dreck007 Dreck007 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Beyond important. Vital. You know, we aren't getting out of here alive, so why take yourself so seriously?
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Hell yes! When everything else is ******** away, what is left, but family. Yes, family is very important. Some families are screwed up to the gills, and people may have to find...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The feeling of importance is a companion to the feeling of love, at least as far as I’m concerned it is. I want to be important to the man I love; not because he needs me to do...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i wish i were important. i feel like im empty inside. life sometimes seems like it isnt even worth living.
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hell yeah I do... I'd probably be dead by now if you're not important to me
    DarkAngel483 DarkAngel483 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    0.0 The truth has been spoken! I'm not important.. XD, hurts but yeah.. truth sucks.. XD
    ThinaElise ThinaElise 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Are you Familiar with teachings of Pan-Africanist Dr. Umar Johnson if so what do you think of his current scandal involving a ********?
    orionnights orionnights 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I came back here on EP not knowing what expect as I had not much luck making friends on here . Then one month ago she responded to one of my stories . We started to chat and she...
    Mattracer Mattracer 36-40, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I think even today manners are important. I always say please and thank. It's funny, whenever I meet someone new in person I accidentally call them sir and ma'am. I've just gotten...
    Foxyvan Foxyvan 41-45, F 20 Responses a week ago

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    For almost 30 years now i have been a psychiatrist and private therapist for mentally ill patients, and over those almost 30 years i have come across many different types of people...
    DrMarieAllanson DrMarieAllanson 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    it's very important to know WHO you are. when you are confident in who you are, you can begin to truly live life.
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M Jun 27

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    I believe family is very important but I don't think it is everything. Family can be dangerous and toxic if they preach hate to each other. But I love my family because that's...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I feel like this group is based off of stereotypes of Americans. What are you guys saying Americans are actually brainwashed about any ways?
    melsips7002 melsips7002 22-25, T 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm American and If they Want to brainwash ME they better bring in an army! it ain't gonna be easy, that's all I can say ;)
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I think that what's wrong with americans is the same thing that's wrong with the people of any country when they don't think for themselves and instead do and say what the rich and...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    If you're fighting the system on any level, this is IMPORTANT!! http://youtu.be/eU7HX4FGpro
    ruinvisible2 ruinvisible2 41-45, M Jun 24

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    Yep they think their Coulter is the best. and are so dumb and quick to judge other Coulter's and other people's way of living without understanding it and not analyzing theirs...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I hate how few anime fans there are here in SA
    ORiON9 ORiON9 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    remember... you can never eat too much cheese but if you do, it already too late.... and for my male friends out there, this is very important... you can wear dollar store...
    602Nick 602Nick 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I love who I am. It is nothing like knowing your people.
    colasc41 colasc41 26-30, F Jun 22

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    Happy Father's Day to everyone who is a father. Sorry if you did not get to see or hear from your child today for what ever reason...... Just remember that it takes 2 people to...
    Squirrelstales Squirrelstales 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    https://youtu.be/h_hx30zOi9I
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I met multiple people online who is important to me. I've been introduced to this amazing Community, and they have been with me for almost two years, and they're like my second...
    PanduhBearz PanduhBearz 16-17, F Jun 18

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    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal: A storied church in a historic city (CNN)The roots of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church run deep in Charleston and its history...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    Until I realised that I'm important to me and that's enough . <3
    Ellis1993 Ellis1993 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    And no matter how much hate is going on against my people, I will FOREVER be proud to be this. ✊✊
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    POTUS legacy: saved the economy, stock market, health care, jobs, housing, car industry, everything except his own people from being murdered.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18