ancestry

Ancestry.com Apologizes for Ad Depicting Slavery-Era Interracial Romance

Ancestry.com has been accused of attempting to whitewash and literally romanticize the horrors of slavery thanks to a new ad.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali’s DNA Ancestry Linked to Escaped Slave

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was reportedly related to a slave who forewarned Union troops of…

EBONY Travels to Ghana to Mark 400 Years Since the Middle Passage

Following a successful launch of the first Annual Back2Africa Festival in February 2018, Ghana’s 61st…

Henry Louis Gates

Culture Moves: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores Africa’s Civilization

The ambition to reach truth about where we come from and then shed that light…

Where I’m From

Black American, Not African American

The distinction between Black and African-American has been expounded upon in recent years, on both…

KNOW YOUR HERITAGE: Dr. Rick Kittles Breaks Down DNA

Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ fascinating, PBS mini-series Finding Your Roots, traces the ancestries of prominent…

[INTERVIEW] Michael Twitty Searches For His Roots on “Southern Discomfort Tour”

Michael Twitty is on a mission.  From May to July 2012, he will be touring…

Wanda Sykes Traces Ancestry to 17th Century

Funnywoman Wanda Sykes was able to trace her familial roots back to a 17th century White…