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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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    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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    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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    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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    African Americans should stop trying to fit in point blank... Don't try to fit into white society And I will admit I could be wrong and I might find myself to be ignorant later on...
    LeahIsGone LeahIsGone 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Some moron is always asking or commenting, "The Africans sold their own people into slavery !" I guess some people don't realize that just like there are different nationalities...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I absolutely believe that family is so important. My parents, all of my 5 siblings, and my 3 kids are all very important to me. I have a great bonding relationship with each and...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I haven't tried west african food yet. I really want to. I love the dances, the music, the singing..everything. Beautiful culture. Everytime I hear nigerian or ghana music I start...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Americans have truly become generally absolutely hideous over the last 25 years. The intensity of the repulsiveness of these morbidly obese vermin has really become overwhelming...
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    And regardless of the hate, I love my beautiful brown skin. I love the fact that my hair is natural. I love my small stomach and nice curves. I also love my beautiful African...
    Hteag Hteag 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Head to toe, blood to bone, as African as my ancestors.
    blacklucas42 blacklucas42 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Honestly xenophobia is the stupidest thing. At the end of the day no matter how much you hate them, no matter how many you kill, no matter how good you feel about yourself after...
    Angelblue18 Angelblue18 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Humor is more important then you might believe. You can not spend your life so tightly would that you never enjoy your time with people. Smiling and laughing is important to...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Dear mom and dad, I feel so very sad, lost, and alone. I don't even know how to articulate the hole that exists inside of me. I don't even know to call it a hole. All I know is...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Some search for love and acceptance, others for silver and gold. I found all that and so much more in the outstretched hands of small children and it touched me, made me the single...
    whitepine1 whitepine1 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Towards the end of her stay, she noted to herself that, "Living there was like trying to keep up with a club that you weren't invited to join." She used to believe that her family...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Actually I think measurements are important to who we are. We're just focused on the wrong measurements. It's not your waist or your boobs. It doesn't matter how tall you are or...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M Mar 20

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    Family Is Special One good and loving man I've known here has thought me one thing about making ones family important. I've been helping, and always being with them whenever...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I can't remember the last time I was important to someone. I'm part of the hopeless. Being invisible for so long makes me want to just disappear and never come back.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    yes, i met someone. it was so amazing. that was the most epic 48 hours of my life. Logic doesn't seem to apply to us. He is so important to me now. I don't mind how long it takes...
    MrRadicals MrRadicals 18-21, M Mar 23

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    We always say that the personality is more important than good looks. But The Ugly Truth is At the end of the day, all we care about is looks! No one falls in love with your...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 23

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    Yes, I believe my family is very important to me. I am a single mom of 3 kids and I love them very much. They love me as much too. I have 2 boys and a girl.
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I believe strongly that fathers are very important in a child's life whether it is a boy or girl. One parent cannot be both parents. Boys need their dads and girls need their...
    michelleroberts76 michelleroberts76 36-40, F Mar 27

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    Namely, the aggregation formed to Buy FIFA 15 Coins,The Cheapest FIFA Coins For Xbox 360/One/PS3/PS4/PC/IOS/Android,FUT Coins and FIFA 16 Coins will be sold with the Fastest...
    liafifaku liafifaku 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I truly feel that a good sense of humor is very important to everyone. I believe people are so uptight these days from work, family, and other situations. We all need to relax...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    to me it is important but idk how to fix my family. My mom and sister dont talk to me bc of my step dad. my dad dont talk to me bc of my step mom and her daughter. the only family...
    bdkellar94 bdkellar94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I should have written this story when I first joined the group. Dads are as important as moms because kids need their dad to actively raise them the best they can. It's not enough...
    Simplified Simplified 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Having a close knit family is truly a blessing in my case I grew up with a Father as the good provider and the Mother as a loving Caring about the way are family and I am. With...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe personal hygiene is very important. This is why I am a shaved and bald between my legs. For the most part, being shaved eliminates some disease and a poor smell down...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    in may i'll go to amsterdam for a little holiday with my bf...and i need to know which is the cheapest way to move in amsterdam? :)
    mthai mthai 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    So the other day a Black man was hanged in Mississippi and professionally printed 'Whites only' signs were posted in the windows and doors of several businesses in Texas. So...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    So uhhh..... Who wants a grape soda?
    DaRealystChick DaRealystChick 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    One might be inclined to wonder 'how did we get here?' In Georgia a vet who was suffering from psychological issues was killed two weeks ago by police. The cop who shot him felt...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    The way they walk, speak.... Idk something about them just gets me. Not the needy ones i've met in college (lol) but my ex was nigerian and he was just simply handsome and...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Am I the only one who gets discriminated by not only other races but my own.
    baltimoresadvocate baltimoresadvocate 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Born and raised in America, but I have parents from Nigeria
    coachaxel coachaxel 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    King's first appearance on the cover of TIME, on Feb. 18, 1957 (Cover credit: Boris Chaliapin)TIME readers wrote to the magazine in the aftermath of the 1968 crimeWhen Martin...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Still searching for sister wife.i didn't realize it was gonna be this difficult....smh
    mslashes mslashes 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    315 people killed by police in 2015. % are Black? Instead of the guy who told Black folks about a dream, maybe the guy who told black folks to wake up should've been followed.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Just the truth. :) I find their bodies attractive, but their attitudes are typically very attractive too! (if not a bit intimidating, haha.)
    sorceroussymbiote sorceroussymbiote 26-30, M 1 Response