Being black in 2012
CNN chronicles the stories of Yaba Blay (left) and Danielle Ayers. Bryan Kane/CNN

What do you want the world to know about being black in 2012?
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Being black in 2012

In its fifth year, CNN's Black in America takes a look at "Who is Black in America?" Soledad O’Brien follows two 17-year-olds, Becca Khalil and Nayo Jones, on their journeys to find their racial identities.


We want to hear from you: Is being black determined by the color of your skin, your family, what society says or something else? What message would you want the world to know about being black in 2012?


We're looking for video submissions. Here’s what you do:
1. Start by saying "Being black means."
2. Then tell us how you define being black.
3. Please keep your video to 30 seconds or less.


The best videos could be used in’s coverage. Don’t forget to watch the documentary, “Who is Black in America?,” on CNN on Sunday, Dec. 9.


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