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Family Roots

Courtney B. Vance Discovers A Rebellious Slave In His Family Tree

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

In their book Friends: A Love Story, actor Courtney B. Vance and his actress wife, Angela Bassett, laid bare their seven-year struggle with infertilit...

Testing the Fates at Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang, Taiwan

Rachel Chang | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

I looked down at the two wooden objects on the concrete floor, baffled. "See? They're smiling at you," my grandma said. It wasn't until years later when I that I stopped by the Chao-Tian Temple (also called Matzu Temple) and tried to understand the significance of the block throwing.

A Family Tree Unearthed

Jonathan Greenstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
Jonathan Greenstein

After more than 20 years of trying to research and discover his family's roots, Rabbi Shull stumbled on a complete family tree, dating back 400 years to his European Jewish roots.