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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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    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...
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    Related Experiences

    Hello all. I wanted to know how you feel when you are labeled as light skin or dark skin. I can't stand it when other African Americans use this skin color thing to divide us even...
    fjgreen95 fjgreen95 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    I was born in Zimbabwe and emigrated to New Zealand during the 2000 land seizures as a child. I am currently majoring in philosophy at the University of Canterbury and as such have...
    terranexile terranexile 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I love african hair braiding. From west african to the east, africans have been braiding their hair from the begining of time. It's more than asthetics but for many cultures a sign...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 5

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    My dad is black african. He was born and raised in Sudan, African so he's Sudanese. I inherited my really dark skin from him. My Mom was also born in Africa but in the country...
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F Mar 17

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    Intimacy.... The body language spoke by physical contact. Holding each other in sexual motions. It's what separates lovers from friends. Like a candle burning, so should be the...
    CowboysAndAngels CowboysAndAngels 36-40, F Mar 3

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    Hell yeah, I'm so glad I finally get on really well with my extended family and no longer feel like such an outsider. I don't want kids but extended family is also super important...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Without me (you) , there is nothing else, no life experience, no YOU to me, no Heaven or Hell, no good or evil, no joy or sorrow, no love or hate, no decisions to make, no children...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I know education is important but I'm so glad I had sports in my life because I think it makes you more rounded person. Sports also has a lot to offer. Good friendships, desire...
    tnjjj tnjjj 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I believe a a individual with a great sense of humor is important. However, a swollen head can cause many heart aches. Food for thought.
    2Greatfriends 2Greatfriends 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I find the little things important, because it is the little things that matters to me. Things that are worth more than gold, but don't cost money. Such as, if I message you that I...
    Hisoko Hisoko 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Especially to boys. The father-son relationship is especially important. It can make or break a man. For young boys, a father teaches you how to be strong, wise, well adjusted and...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I am fortunate to work with one of my closest friends. We spend most of our day laughing and telling each other jokes. I know I can count on her to listen to all my drama and to...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I think education is very important.But as educated people ,we are expected to be kind and considerate.But are we so all the time? Then why do we have racist attacks and white...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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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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    The most important thing in my life is my family. My parents my siblings and also our dogs. I need a family I cannot imagine to life alone with no one arround. I mean of course...
    JennyG16 JennyG16 13-15, F Mar 21

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    Believe a Good Sense of Humor Is Important
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 21

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    Believe Family Is Very Important
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 21

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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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    Believe a Good Sense of Humor Is Important
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 23

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    Think That Personality Is More Important Than Good Looks
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    if you cant laugh or make people laugh your missing out on a fulfilling experience to be able to touch people.
    brainchilddzines brainchilddzines 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My family is the best. Sure we have fights ut hey you dosen't fight sometimes. But when I need them I can count on them and they can count on me. My two sister and I are very close...
    Julia1600 Julia1600 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Laughing is a good medicine but if your laughing for no reason then you need medicine.
    khadij khadij 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    They just decided I wasn't enough and said they wanna be friends. I bet soon i'll only be someone they used to know.
    Insanity404 Insanity404 18-21, F 59 mins ago

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    So my friend texted me to say that her brother asked if I was Blasian... WOW.
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    And sadly, the reason why movies like "Selma" are still relevant, and why we have to keep talking about it, is because some moron is always ready to ask, "Why isn't there a 'WHITE...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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