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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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    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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    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 4 Responses 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 46-50, F 4 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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    Related Experiences

    Although African Americans endured many, many struggles, I am proud to be black. I love my heritage and wouldn't want to change it for anything. Our ancestors went through so much...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    In a deep enough relationship it shouldn't have to be about "what is important to me..." it should be about what is important to us/them. True that by the time I'm talking about...
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    I just watched an incredible documentary that I feel is very important especially for all Americans to watch! "Harvest of Empire" (2012) 92 minutes based on book by journalist...
    Bodhi1satva Bodhi1satva 51-55, M Oct 26

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    I am 22 and African American and my fiancé is 25 and he is Asian. I met his parents and they pretty much hate me. They want their son to date only Asians. I am pregnant by him and...
    princesskatara princesskatara 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I think books matter and reading is important. I feel that books have been my friends since my early adult life and my childhood. During the recent years that I struggled with a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 9

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    If you read any or at least most of my stories you will probably see me as a serious,depressed probably even disturbed teenager. But what you don't know is I find comedy very...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Oct 28

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    It is by far the most important thing... In my opinion you literally can even have a relationship without honesty and trust it Is the foundation on which you build everything on...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 9

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    My dad has always had health problems. When I was a kid, he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis. He's had his hips replaced and pins put in his knees and shoulder. His immune system...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Ugh i have a G.I tomorrow which is a very important inspection and im nervous and i cleaned literally ALL day today and i dont want to have it
    atruebibliophile atruebibliophile 18-21, M Nov 1

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    I believe a good sense of humor is important because sometimes if you are too serious you will not be able to take a joke. And if you can take a joke you will feel open to much...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 2 Responses Nov 2

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    We put so much emphasis on the way someone looks but really? Why? The person literally has no control over how they will look like in their natural state. Its just already decided...
    LoveCove LoveCove 18-21, F Nov 3

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    It is very important! When no one is there for you, your family will always be there. No matter what happens, they will love and care for you. Your family were the first ones in...
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F Nov 4

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    1. Say "Excuse Me" or "Sorry" when you bump into someone. 2. If your conversation is so important that is requires talking in the middle of a lecture or other setting where silence...
    BlackHindu BlackHindu 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    My mother and father are both very hard working and a good example to my brothers and me. Not only do they work to bring monies into our home, but they make that home. They ensure...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Ok this is hard to explain....I do live for someone very important to me but it's not someone I'm in love with like most people. This person has just helped so much and I am...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F Nov 6

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    There is this man that my dad is friends with named Mr. Rice. His wife was substitute teacher once when I was in first grade. But Mr. Rice doesn't have any sense of humor...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    I believe it is important to express vulnerable emotions. Sadness, worry, and fear. If you share vulnerable emotions with others, they are more likely to listen and try to be...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 10

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    Family is so very important to me,we have alot of family days with my parents,my husband,my sisters,my daughters,my parents in law,my sister in law,and my nephews.
    Rebekah3 Rebekah3 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Family is very important,it is the core of growing up bringing guidance,knowledge and support.It means much more than it seems,therefore should be cherish in order to bring a good...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I lost someone important to me yesterday (11/14/14). That someone was my cat, Charlie, that I had since I was born. He died from a heart attack, because of his old age. Charlie was...
    RavenNightwing RavenNightwing 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    They say that love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug? Anonymous .
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Clear your mind "of Daily PERSONAL Concerns", and Listen to what IS - AND IS NOT - being said. Hear the "politicians" Proposing HUMAN Solutions to the existing problems...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 5 days ago

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    I am very close to my family. I think spending as much time with my family is very important. I especially like holidays and trips we take as a family.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Manners are important to me. It shows that you have some respect for other people.
    AfterTheRa1n AfterTheRa1n 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I may not like it but I won't say it isn't important.
    PieBombs PieBombs 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Honesty is very important to me. Don't spare my feelings with a beautiful lie to no hurt me with the painful truth.
    AlexisH94 AlexisH94 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    basically everyone I've ever met online is important to me
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Johannesburg is a mini hell but, I love it!!! people still find interracial relationships weird and immoral :(
    Ayama11 Ayama11 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I just think that our culture focuses on the outside much more than the inside? As a fellow black woman, hair and beauty doesn't take priority in my life as I am mostly too busy...
    princessbopeep princessbopeep 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My hair is the WORST! It;s always frizzy and ugly. I actually wanna be another race because of they're hair. If i get a DROPLET. Yes, a DROPLET. My hair turns into an afro. I hate...
    XxDreamersxX XxDreamersxX 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I live in and love the Mother City .. Cape Town .. you rock!
    lisloo007 lisloo007 41-45, F Nov 18

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    So while I was exploring different groups I found. some that were centered around hating being black, more specifically a black woman. I did not know how to respond. I wish there...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I love my color.. .I don't care what people say to me or even how they treat me. I love me....a lot!
    joy98 joy98 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes , i love the Native people and their culture and have much respect for them. they are very wise and skillful and anyone can learn a lot from them, they wreak of wisdom. Just...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    And bash me for proving it. So i stopped. And just help their victims.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I saw a couple of girls on the bus trying to figure out if the big orange circle in the sky was the sun or the moon. What has happened to society?
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Just done...someone end this already for me, please.
    MommyToPrincesses MommyToPrincesses 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I hate it when my kids bring home math homework and I have no idea how to help them. ??
    mshell1981 mshell1981 31-35, F 14 Responses Oct 27

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    It's been a mess of a day and I'm feeling a bit deflated, but this put a smile in my heart .All I can muster at the present time is a smile .That will do .
    MizCamille MizCamille 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I still cannot believe he is gone. I wish he was still here
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Oct 27