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Chie Davis

This article originally appeared on 01.28.15

Sometimes what people may consider to be a compliment is actually horribly offensive. This is one of those times.

An incredible woman has the perfect response for someone who says, "You speak so well ... for a black girl."

But that's not all. Ernestine Johnson is just getting warmed up.

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Some of these pianos are decorated with paint, some with grass. Find them in the park and go nuts.

When I lived in New York, it took a lot to phase me. Between dancers breaking into routines on the subway and poets spontaneously performing on the streets, bold public art was the norm.

But one day I noticed something that actually gave me pause.

It was one of those warm and cuddly "Awww … now THIS is why I love New York moments." As I found myself walking through different boroughs of the city, I'd see brightly colored pianos in parks and other — what I thought were random — outdoor spaces. It turns out that these musical instruments have been sprinkled throughout the communities since 2006.

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Her Olympic dreams were nearly crushed, until an unlikely coach saved the day.

I'm a sucker for sweet daddy/daughter stories. This is an inspirational one.

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One of Canada's top javelin throwers, 20-year-old Tiffani Hernandez, has her eyes set on one goal — the Olympics.

She's dreamed of carrying the torch for Canada since the ninth grade.

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He asked his dad for relationship advice. Pops told him to look at how he was spending his time.

The task of being fully present for the ones we love may be more important than we know.

I thought I was the only one who composed tweets in my head on a daily basis. Turns out, I'm not alone.

Musician and poet Propaganda admits to having the same thought process. In a spoken-word piece called "Be Present" originally posted by Humble Beast, he confessed, "I tend to think of life in terms of movie clips or tweetable moments. Somehow, I've convinced myself they last longer that way."

The L.A.-based rapper and husband explained how thinking that way caused a rift with his wife.

He zoned out on Twitter during a conversation that they had, and she responded by giving him the silent treatment.

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