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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Your demonstration of them reflects your capability of acceptance towards people and mind your self in terms of respect, honor and dignity towards them.
    SkyeJ SkyeJ 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    pay attention to those around you, their needs and wants. Be aware of how you treat others because sometimes it's all in the approach. Show ppl that you do care about how they feel...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    There was a woman behind us today while shopping and she was huffing and puffing away because she couldn't get past us on this busy isle, when she managed to push her way past us...
    CookmySock CookmySock 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    FINALLY...I needed directions...
    SensualSecrets SensualSecrets 51-55, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    and that someone helped me and made me realize a lot today. At first I thought I was the one helping her but then the situation switched, now she is the one helping me! if you're...
    khrystyn khrystyn 31-35, F 21 hrs ago

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    Did you know that at the end of 2014 there were almost 600,000 Americans found to be living in China according to a recent a Chinese survey. Some are taking jobs in the booming...
    firstworldview25 firstworldview25 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I have always been made to feel like I'm not important or special. I was always targeted because I was small, made fun of for being different, called names, sworn at, verbally...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have never felt important to someone. I mean sure there's my family to which I'm just here but nobody has ever took time for me to show me that I am important. It's a very hard...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yep, the US government is trying to make the killing of the African lion a federal offense. All the cops murdering Black folks, not so much.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Only to the ones I like ... It's creepy when someone I don't like think I m important to them. I m always cautious about people who show too much feelings already at the beginning...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe family is important but to me it's not the one I was born in that matters it's the one that will be in the close future that matters
    chelseybycroft901 chelseybycroft901 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I haven't felt special or important to any one in a while. I wish I had someone who thought I was important. someone who loves my company and wants me around. Someone who thinks...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I met someone here that is very important to me. She makes me feel relevant, important, and desired. And I hope if she happens to read this. She realizes the impact she has on my...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Ive been taking mango africano pills and they actually work to loose weight! Love em. If you got questions hit me up or comment ur question
    Arlenev Arlenev 18-21, F 4 days 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 a week 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 a week 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...
    nawinxyz nawinxyz 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 25

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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...
    saraslife saraslife 26-30, F Jul 23

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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 Jul 23

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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 Jul 22

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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