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    I've been told many times that my home screams that a black person lives here. Maybe it's because of the black art that's on the walls and that i'm not afraid of color :dunno: Maybe it's the African stools and mask (although i've been to the homes of some of my white co-workers and they have masks and stools). I just don't know.

    Does your home say "black owned"? What makes it black?
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    From the outside I don't believe you can tell but as soon as you walk inside, you can certainly tell. I too have lots of African American art on the wall as a matter of fact my sunporch has a large print as soon as you open the door facing you.

    I also have very colorful walls (orange sunporch, burgundy dining room and a different shade of orange in the living room)
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    Essence had an article about this years ago and since then I've always asked myself this question and I think of that when I go into others homes.

    Yes, you can tell that my house is owned by us. AA art and all the rest.

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    Probably. Not as "soon" as you walk in (the foyer is a blank canvas), but about 10 steps into the house. I have three art pieces on the living room walls--all of black folk (one is an Erte piece with a black woman and a white dog, so it's not all African American per se) and my dining room has African and African inspired pieces in it, including a water color from Kenya. I would mostly say it's because of the wall artwork rather than some of the other pieces.

    I prefer neutral wall and furniture colors colors however. Only my "office" is vibrantly colored in olive and grey with B&W photo reproductions.
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    Yes it does. My home is surrounded by Black Art, African status ,painting, drums, Black Angels, African history books, even the status that i collect from willow tree are black.
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    Not from the outside, but when you enter the foyer yeah my home does represent my love for the African arts.
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    Nope. I have no African artifacts, pictures, etc. Nothing. I've got wind chimes on the outside and that's it. The only artwork we have is several pictures of flowers that my husband took for me. Whenever he travels, he finds a tulip (my favorite) and catches a breath taking photo for me. Then we blow the photo up and frame them. Aside from pictures of our family, you wouldn't think Black people lived here.

    Maybe one day when I'm old, I'll put a picture of Jesus and one of Barack Obama :P

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    Well, from the outside you will think Black people live here. But that is only because it is in a mostly Black neighborHOOD. Once entering my apartment you get the feeling that a Black person most definitely lives here. There is Black Art on the walls, and black literature on the bookcase.
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    yep! we have black art on our walls. i have a beautiful mudcloth hanging in my front room.
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    I have a couple of african figurines that my sister game me last christmas and a rug hanging on the wall that I bought from Egypt, otherwise it doesn't look all that black. The walls have a lot of color so maybe I would be mistaken for a Caribbean or other island household.
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