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President Obama apparently forgot a cardinal rule at Monday's news conference: It's always the last one that gets you in trouble. For example, it's always the last ski run, the one before sunset, where you end up blowing out your knee. Or it's that
As I mentioned in my column about Juan Garrido , the first documented African to land in what is now the United States, in 1513, as a student I was under the impression that the first Africans arrived in the North America in 1619. That was when 20 or
Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped celebrities uncover fascinating aspects of their ancestry, oftentimes discovering things they never knew before. This week on his PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates," he will delve into the
Finally we had a role model," Peele humorously told reporters recently. "Before Obama, we basically had Urkel." Black nerds, aka "blerds," is a way to describe African-American intellectuals in a time when it's finally cool to be something other than
There are no African Americans who are 100 percent black with 100 percent African ancestry, according to a prominent Harvard University professor and genealogy professor. During a visit Tuesday to Grambling State University, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Register of Free Negroes Records from 1683 detail punishment for one of Ms...More than an intriguing boldface-name connection, it is a rare find even in a genealogy-crazed era in which Internet sites like ancestry.com , with more than 14 million
Harvard University Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. Allegany County, Maryland, who are of Irish descent to get their DNA tested to help solve a 150-year-old family mystery -- who is Gates' great-great grandfather? Through genealogical records,
For genealogy buffs and those who just can't get enough of celebrities, there's plenty of cause to celebrate in 2012 as there will be four solid months of famous roots on air. Barring any schedule adjustments, the heritage of one to three celebrities
Making his first foray into a divisive racial issue, President Barack Obama "> Obama sided with Henry Louis Gates Jr. after the black scholar's arrest by a white police officer, a striking departure from Obama "> Obama 's "post-racial" impartiality.
The reason for Gates' journey is a startling fact: Of the roughly 11 million Africans who survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade, just 450,000 made it to the United States. The rest were dispersed throughout the region and Gates, renowned for his