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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    What you Americans love most is child abuse. You love to single out 1 child and persecute and torment him for decades, all the other students, teachers, parents, and...
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    So there is this one person :P It's a little missy :P She is the only person i've ever met that has cared the way that she has cared about me. She is Incredibly sweet and caring...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Angelique Kidjo! 
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    As far as I know that's true. And until anyone can prove me otherwise, I'm sticking to it.🙌🙌🙌🙌
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    I have never seen a race so pathetic.
    HappyLife126 HappyLife126 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    When it comes to various elements of life, there is little doubt that health is very important to human happiness and well-being. Health is something that simply cannot be...
    williams296 williams296 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    it was a great experience and would love to visit an African country again!
    nowletmeblowyourmind nowletmeblowyourmind 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I hate texting, so if text you, you're pretty important. So I don't text you on my spare time, I time to text you Oh and the photo is because my skin is smooth af now lml
    Chilllfam Chilllfam 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    OK FIRST OF ALL I AM THE CREATOR OF THIS EXPERIENCE; ON AUGUST 29, 2015 :) AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, YES I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR CULTURE , MOTHER EARTH CENTERED FAITH, I...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been torn about moving.... Procrastinating about packing and just not wanting to do it. Change has always scared me. I was talking to my therapist about this... Telling her...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm both black and white. I'm an Oreo, and I'm proud to say that racism is stupid!
    MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I remember when we (African Americans) were so intimidated by the word "black" it was an insult for someone to refer to you that way! I remember when I was in Junior High I was...
    orionnights orionnights 51-55, F Aug 27

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    I've always gone for the funny guys. The guy that can make me laugh has my heart. Even my celebrity crushes reflect my type: tall and goofy. Being physically attracted to someone...
    justadreamxo justadreamxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    "All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter."I personally believe that if one person is always positive then results will also be positive. In life, it is...
    EPNids EPNids 36-40, F Aug 25

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    Speaking it out loud would sound more than a little needy, or selfish, or attention seeking. But on EP i hear it's okay. But i wondered many times what is this strange feeling I...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    ive met a lot of people before that just cant seem to find someone that wants to be with them because they are ugly.ive noticed that these last generations people care every day...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M Aug 22

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    Yes I did and she is important to me. We talk all the time and I will never take our talks for granted. To bad were miles apart but in time who knows. Im glad she came into my...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    two most important days of your life is the day you are born and the day you find out why
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I am the non conformist type of black woman so growing up, I never fit in. I was bullied brutally and constantly. I never liked ebonics or the stereotypical slang. I can't even...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I never fitted in with the other Black kids back in school, because they were living stereotypes while I was not. This had caused me to be made fun of them, and yet they even said...
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    It was a struggle to understand that there was nothing wrong with my dark complexion but that's where I'm halfway at now .
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Say it loud... (well, not too loud) I'm black and I'm proud.
    DC313 DC313 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    This Haitian boy back in high school asked me do I eat collared greens ( I think I spelled it right ) because I told him that I was American. Weird.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19

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    My brother is nineteen years older than me. Meaning he was an only child until his freshman year of college. He settled down pretty late so he was 41 years old when his son was...
    CrepuscularCook CrepuscularCook 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Relationships can be so difficult...mine included! But I know what is important to me...not the fact that you are male or female, not the fact that you are drop down gorgeous, not...
    MyGirlLeslie MyGirlLeslie 46-50, F Aug 17

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    I'm African American, I don't fit the stereotypes and I'm just making this post because I'm not in the mood for people to talk to me then get upset when they realize my race and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm 16 and I love being African American but I hate to be black when the cops pull you over or I'm the only black in class while the teacher talks about slavery and stuff
    chrislane166 chrislane166 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    This makes me proud! I love my Lord.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I guess a lioness. They are my favorite in African.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I'm going to join all these groups! lol
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I never want to be another race.... never.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    This guy is awesome! I wish I could meet him.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I know this is late but, go Obama!!!;
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 16