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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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    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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    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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    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 can't believe it's been a year. I still miss you more then anything. Everytime I see your picture my heart breaks again. I know your looking down on me and smiling. I hope I've...
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M 15 hrs ago

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    As people, I think we all do things that hurt others. Some things may cause more hurt than other things, but we all do it. There are times where the hurt is unintentional. Things...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Freedom restricted is my worst nightmare!Freedom is very important to me, I cherish it a lot because it means everything and I know what its like when its taken away!I know what...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Like I've mentioned before I was raped by my stepfather when I was 10 years old. While I know without a doubt that what he did was wrong I am still finding a place in my heart to...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm trusting some one special in my life whom I met two days back. Wish our relationship goes on without any disturbance and trust issues. I believe everything about her with my...
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    I want to be important to someone, I want to feel like I'm important to them. I want to be their "special someone". I want to be needed. I want someone to need me as much as I need...
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    It is important. I dislike people that say reading sucks, or they hate reading, or that there's no point in reading, or that books suck. I have friends who actually make fun of me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have this fun book with a picture of man jumping up on a table while alot of other people are sitting at it. And it says. "Get down? Get down off the table? Sounds to me like you...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Yeah, part white and part black, some French, German, Dutch, English, Swiss, now how it goes that far don't ask me. But maybe that's why I'm so damn ugly haha. But anyway I have...
    JohnnyLeeRhoades JohnnyLeeRhoades 41-45, M a week ago

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    Completely and wholy. In my blood and spirit. Not a single glitch in my ancestral line.
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123 13-15, F Jul 20

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    if you're a female with all these mixed together you must be one very hot exciting female to see and be with...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Jul 19

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    He is so very important to me. I opened up to him. I let him in. It was so natural. There was no hesitation. He knows me better than anyone now. He has become my best friend, my...
    evolnillef evolnillef 70+, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I love my black history. Embrace yourself
    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I find having a sense of humor is important to me. If I can make you laugh, then you "get it". If you walk around taking everything seriously and never laugh, I'm going to get...
    CJRed73 CJRed73 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    My father was a great successful person worked hard all his life so his family could live a nice comfortable life. My father is as Important to me as mother
    maj32 maj32 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Historical Events in July July 14, 1943: The George Washington Carver Monument complex, the first national park honoring an African American, was founded in Joplin, Mo. July 14...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    It ENDS here. A couple of months ago, I deleted several friends (now former friends) from my facebook account. After I deleted them, I deactivated my account there. I am so sick...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    My experience finishing my 1st half-marathon without any prior training taught me 1 important lesson: you're always stronger than you think. Just show up, keep up and you'll rise...
    MorningRose10 MorningRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Yes reading books is important in life! It expands your imagination to a whole new level along with expanding your vocabulary and shows you another perspective to life!As well it...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Yes it is very important but at the same time I would never ever get with a guy who I wasn't also physically attracted to, no matter if their personality shown through like I have...
    Echoesofsiilence Echoesofsiilence 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    so heres my friend we share our everything with each other ... but he did something like i feel that i m not important to him , he posted on fb that he exist only coz of the person...
    Dreck007 Dreck007 18-21, M Jul 14

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    Holy crap life is hard. If you cant laugh and smile you are screwed. I cant imagine life without those capabilities. To me a sense of humor is not just important it is vital.
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Family is the central part of life. It is where you go for safety, strength, understanding, and safe harbor. Now, I don't believe that family has to be related by blood but by...
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M Jul 13

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    Hey guys my name is Jason. Being African American has its ups and downs, which is understandable. As a young black man I felt like it is my responsibility to help this boy out...
    JasonMasters93 JasonMasters93 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Family is very important and it is far too easy to get busy and forget the value of time spent. I had a day off this past week and finally got around to taking my dad to the city...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 11 Responses Jul 12

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    I asked for his help when I needed it, broke down on the side of the road, 6mths pregnant, 5 year old step daughter with me. He refused, told me to walk. Over and over, he showed...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    So theres this girl right. I met her on here. She doesn't know just how important she is. She is a very important person to me. I couldn't live without her. I know she feels like I...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 15 Responses Jul 10

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    Fathers are really important. My dad is who I live with because my parents are newly divorced. My mom is an alcoholic. So my dad does everything, even when I was younger he would...
    Madamoiselle1 Madamoiselle1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Can someone please tell me a good way to trace my roots. I've been wanting to do it but I have no idea where to start. Any advice will help.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Don't you just love it when 'mainstream' black people ask "why do you talk like that?" oh, so u wnt me to tlk lak ths? sorry, I like to actually be understood -_-
    CiaraCollin15 CiaraCollin15 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    My parents thought that it would be funny to raise me to be the whitest black boy in history. I've been going to a predominantly white school since the 4th grade and I live in...
    youngweez youngweez 16-17, M 30 Responses Jul 8

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    It would be nice, but knowing me I was important to just one person, I'd want more and more and more. I don't think I could truly be content with just one person accepting me, but...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 7

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    A world without humor is a dark place, you have relax and enjoy the little fun things in life, and try and see the funny side of things! A great sense of humor is important and can...
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M Jul 7

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    marabi86 marabi86 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Someone was free styling or whatever and he said, "I don't need a trap queen, I need a Melanin Monroe." I'm in love. Bless.
    LoadedGunn LoadedGunn 18-21, F Jul 6

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