Throwback Thursday: Vanessa A. Williams traces lineage to Cameroon with African Ancestry test

"This connection is more than I can speak. I'm home now!" You know and love her from New Jack City, Soul Food, Imagine That and most recently, the 2021 Candyman adaptation. We get to honor her one more way: revealing her roots.   Vanessa A. Williams took an African Ancestry DNA Test to trace her lineage and see where her ancestors were from.  This was likely her most memorable movie theater experience ever. In Crenshaw's Magic Johnson movie theater, she learned that her lineage traced back to the Tikar and Bamileke people of Cameroon. She knew that her family stretched...

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Black Family-owned Bookstore Continues to Soar Amid the Pandemic

 Hey Family!  We’re so glad to see you back here today and catching up on the dope African Ancestry LIVE on Wednesday.  This week, we were blessed with not one but two guests, the owners of Mahagony Books: Ramunda and Derrick. A Black-owned, family business they celebrate and sell books for Us, by Us. The couple just celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary and 14 years in business.  They say: “If you want to hide something from Black people, put it in a book.” So, we need to sell them out. For the next month, let’s support Mahogony Books. Instead of giving your money to Amazon Prime or other bookstores, let’s...

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