"Africa is under siege," Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao tells us how we got here and how we'll get out

  Last Wednesday, we had a beautiful and unexpected guest on our African Ancestry Weekly LIVE. In fact, one of the viewers compared the experience to watching a solar eclipse because of its rarity and awesomeness. Dr. Gina Paige, our CEO and co-founder who hosts the events each week, couldn’t contain her excitement.  “No one can hold a candle to our guest today,” she said, as she prepared to introduce the illustrious guest. She called for everyone watching to have their “crown emojis” ready as they virtually welcomed the special guest: HE Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao, MD. Across our live...

10+ Things to Watch this Juneteenth

via GIPHY   This weekend, African Ancestry will be among millions of Black people and businesses who are celebrating the national holiday, Juneteenth, which commemorates the day of emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.  For African-Americans, this was and continues to be a special day where we we’re publicly “allowed” freedom from enslavement and were transitioned from a perception of property to personhood. The truth is, we have always been full, whole, wonderful people. Today, we extend the celebration of the original day, June 19, 1865, which was the day that the last enslaved people in Galveston, TX learned that...