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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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am an avid reader of many subjects therefore always dipping into different sources. Certain informational magazines I read fairly consistently, as well as online news sources...
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    Tension between community, Ferguson police, deeply rooted by Mark Strassman/CBS News/August 19, 2014 Protesters say long before Michael Brown was killed, Ferguson cops policed by...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    This Group Should Not Exist-All "African-Americans" are US Citizens with equal eights and opportunities NOT a whole separate species. No "African-American" alive today has ever...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone is important, you should never let another dictate or make you feel bad or useless. You should always remember that you are unique and a one off, in short you are amazing...
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    those 4 ppl that i will always be right there beside are important to me. sure there might come a day when they leave my life and others will step into their place. but right now...
    000SadisticBitch000 000SadisticBitch000 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Elderly care giving: Daughters, not sons, step up. A new study suggests parents may be more grateful to have daughters around than sons as they need care in their old age. The...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I love all women of course, but East African women just have that certain 'fling' to me. I don't know if it's the beautiful culture, or the African/Arab features; but I'm sold. I...
    TheAtheistNarwhal TheAtheistNarwhal 22-25, M Aug 6

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    Woot woot! Haaaala to my Canadian and African people :D
    joseey joseey 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I am fascinated with the human race and would love to explore other cultures and learn how others live. African tribes are amazing to me and to be a part of that for a short time...
    PeaceLove8Harmony PeaceLove8Harmony 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I'm attracted to African american women I'm currently looking for someone. to be with
    david251 david251 31-35, M Aug 21

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    I'm a music school teacher. Looking nice and smelling good, is important when you work with students all day long, I think. Therefore I shower before work and I chew gum during...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    She is very important to me... She made some posts about suicide and hasn't responded for a long time.... I'm really worried :(
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Yes you are important!! It doesn't matter what you think. But you are
    justtheloner justtheloner 22-25, M Aug 3

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    It's so hard to put yourself first, but sometimes, we all need to take a minute, pause the craziness that is our lives, and take some time to think if we are truly happy where we...
    lostinlove12399 lostinlove12399 13-15, M Aug 4

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    The guy I met online is so important to me because he helped me stop cutting, but he won't speak to me anymore and I'm hurting more than ever because I feel like he's stopped...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My mom cheated on my dad and I saw a video of her and her lover. I love my mom, she raised me well for 22 years. It saddens me that I can't seem to find it in my heart to forgive...
    LGirl10 LGirl10 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I met my boyfriend online. Our first date was at a park. We only had a goodbye hug on the first date. He's English, I'm Taiwanese. We are now happily together for 6 months, and I...
    dianashih1223 dianashih1223 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Personal hygiene is very important to me. This is why I shave my legs, under arms, and between my legs too.
    talloldermom talloldermom 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I believe family is very important... yeah but i hate my dad-no, i loathe him. I loathe him for being a complete jerk. I loathe him for tearing apart the family he built for...
    leenthk leenthk 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Its good to have a great personality but its also important to have good looks. Honestly, i think you cant like someone and be with them if you think they are "ugly". Its not fair...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Family is super important I have 6 kids I'm pregnant and married so I no I hope u agree with me
    Heathereclark Heathereclark 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    So important that when it is one of complete dysfunction it leaves me feeling completely alone, frustrated and confused in a world full of selfish people.
    Ilovehavingbraces Ilovehavingbraces 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've grown up without much support from family and I'm struggling in life. I sometimes think to myself that I would of been in a better position at this time in my life had I had...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My girlfriend seems really disrespectful of her family. My family has always been... well, it's always been pretty non existent. I do have a family, don't get me wrong, I have 2...
    Vespion437 Vespion437 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Watch your thoughts, for they become words; Watch your words, for they become actions;Watch your actions, for they become habits;Watch your habits, for they become character;Watch...
    JAMES555SMITH555 JAMES555SMITH555 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I Believe Family Is Very Important 'Cause When You Have Problem About Friends/BestFriends, Studies, etc. We're Always Counting On Our Family.❤
    TheRealYhan TheRealYhan 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My god mother died in June 5 days before her birthday and it's been really hard on me
    Mikeystanley Mikeystanley 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Here's a collection of pictures showing how stupid people can be! Enjoy.
    Misadventured Misadventured 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Funny things people have said in their sleep. You NEED to read those :)
    Misadventured Misadventured 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well... is it illegal?
    Misadventured Misadventured 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    one day ago on July 31 I wrote about my dismay of reading a post on the website Topix. It was written by a racist who complaining about the possibility of the Ebola virus being...
    orionnights orionnights 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    mahogony31 mahogony31 31-35, F Aug 5

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    The Revolution has to be Televised You will not be motivated to riot in the streets. You will not want to even get off the couch to look for the remote to change the channel...
    AfroerotiK AfroerotiK 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Due to over-scheduling and other completely unprofessional behavior, I spent almost 12 hours in a beauty shop getting my hair braided. It was 4 extra hours that I could have been...
    lildiva89 lildiva89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    White people on EO have me heated.... They act like they can't read facts. This is no ******* coincidence. Yes there is black on black crime. But that doesn't mean we ignore...
    1Lostcause 1Lostcause 16-17, T 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Honestly I love being black. And wouldn't trade my blackness for anything in the world :D
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F Aug 18

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    To see lions, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, cheetahs, even the notorious hyenas :). Love these creatures.
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Just finished watching 'Django' for the first time. Suddenly, the news out of Ferguson is a little less upsetting.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a British guy I really wanna hear an american girl talk for hours just give me butterflies in my stomach
    Mustangkid2018 Mustangkid2018 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    But so is the individual.A well-nurtured individual makes a better family.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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