The Hard Truth About the 65%

In 2003, Dr. Rick Kittles and Dr. Gina Paige collaborated on a groundbreaking way to help Black people reconnect to their roots beyond the limits of their current family trees. As African-Americans, our connection and contact with our family members vary from tight nuclear families to large, well-kept branches and a little bit in between, but they recognized how many of us don’t know much beyond our ties to cousins, aunts, uncles beyond the bounds of the United States.  Here’s the easy truth.   We’ve got blood everywhere. Whether or not we know our more distant family or not (yet!), we’re still...

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Marcie Thomas of Brown Girl Collective Gets DNA Results LIVE

  On Wednesday, we were in for a treat on our African Ancestry LIVE with our CEO and Co-founder, Gina Paige. Regarded as something that we hold for only very special occasions, we got to enjoy a DNA reveal live on the show, with our cousin, our friend, Founder of Brown Girl Collective: Marcie Thomas.  She joined Gina on the LIVE, rocking her African-land shaped earrings, cultural headband and a signature African Ancestry shirt, adorned with the words “Made of...The Blood. The Culture. The Land.” in traditional red, yellow and green writing.    Coming up on the celebration of Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation...

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