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...

"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...