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Russell Athletic Heritage in the Future

Brad Hobbs | Posted 08.10.2015 | Style
Brad Hobbs

Russell Athletic as you may know is a long lived Athletic brand. Founded by Benjamin Russell in 1902, Russell began by creating mainly women's unders...

Alfre Woodard Goes on a Memorable Roots Journey

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actress Alfre Woodard's grandfather died when her father was only a toddler, so this part of her family tree is a mystery. To uncover the past, Ms. Woodard goes an ancestral journey through Georgia and Louisiana.

70-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Discovers Both Of Her Birth Parents Were White

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

For 70 years, Verda Byrd thought she was an African American woman -- until she recently discovered that both of her birth parents were white. Byr...

LeBron James Is Making His Cleveland Ancestors Proud

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Megan Smolenyak

Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.

Finding Beauty, Religion and Heritage in São Miguel, The Azores (PHOTOS)

Sivan Askayo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

For the last three years I have been traveling to Portugal to photograph its beauty. I have been to Lisbon a numerous times, captured Porto on a rainy weekend, been to the university of Coimbra, passed through Aveiro, and wined and dined in Alentejo, the so-called Tuscany of Portugal.

Remembering Our Past for a Better Future: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is easy to forget your history. It is particularly easy to forget if your history is neither a part of the mainstream American historical narrative nor included in our history books. Asian American Pacific Islanders face this challenge.

Hillary Clinton Family Tree a Wake-Up Call for Genealogy

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.06.2015 | Media
Megan Smolenyak

If everyone got a quarter of Hillary Clinton's tree wrong, what about yours? Are the names adorning your family tree really your ancestors or just crowd-sourced fiction?

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sean Hayes Discovers Family's Criminal Past

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Sean explores his paternal ancestry focusing on his Hayes line, and that leads him via Chicago and Dublin back to Ballylongford in County Kerry. What will he learn there? Check out this exclusive video provided by TLC to get a taste:

A Community Is More Than a Group of People

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I recently met someone from Bolivia through a mutual friend. She was telling me how different it is in Florida, as no one ever is outside or takes walks. I thought that was an odd statement, given that I see plenty of fellow Floridians outside enjoying our beautiful state.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Angie Harmon Understands the Power of Walking in Your Ancestors Footsteps

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

This Sunday on Who Do You Think You Are? (March 22, 2015 at 10/9c on TLC), Angie Harmon -- who always thought she was Greek, Irish and Native American -- makes some surprising discoveries about the Harmon branch of her family tree.

Exclusive Video: Josh Groban Discovering Remarkable and Controversial Ancestor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Josh Groban knows little about his mother's lineage, so sets out on a journey to learn more about the maternal side of his family tree on Who Do You Think You Are?, airing this Sunday, March 15 at 10/9c on TLC.

Traditions - New Orleans Second Lining

Michael Hill | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Michael Hill

On January 11, 2014 I had the pleasure of participating in a Second Line Parade, back in my home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. Though I'd seen hundreds growing up there, this was the first I've actually ever taken part in. Second Lining is an old tradition in New Orleans and considered a part of our cultural heritage.

Bully for Ancestry: My Journey Into the Past Uncovered a Forgotten Polish Odyssey

Greg Archer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

These may be heady questions, but now that we're 15 years into the 21st Century--yes, that's a jawdropper when you think about it--and the future has, basically, arrived, ironically, we find ourselves in the midst of another phenomena: Looking back into the past.

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's father, Joseph, left Ireland for the United States in 1849.

Digging Out of Tourism Downfalls: Egypt's Archaeology Takes the Stage

Deborah Lehr | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Deborah Lehr

As the security situation improves, now is the time for Egypt to consider new opportunities to promote -- and protect -- its cultural and aesthetic patrimony.

4 Celebrities Named for 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.15.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

It won't be long until genealogy fans and history buffs can get another hit of watching celebrities time travel to their roots. TLC's next season of...

A Response to Ferguson, 'I Can't Breathe,' 'The Gun Is Probably Fake'

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

America is becoming a majority of minorities. Hispanics are in a better position than black Americans, not only because they were motivated to come here, but their literary heritage wasn't stunted, although not well-developed.

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

Pity the Dugongs: U.S. DOD Says Court Has No Jurisdiction

Tom King | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom King

The dugong is a sacred animal on Okinawa, associated with the ancient origins of the Okinawan people and with their continuing welfare. As a result, the dugong is officially listed as a "Natural Monument" under Japan's "Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties" (LPCP). What will become of the dugongs' case in Okinawa?

The Moment I Knew I Was Turning Into My Parents

Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents

From the time you were a little peanut up until, well, your last phone call, your parents have dispensed pearls of wisdom and ushered you into adultho...

Sean Brock's 'Heritage' and the Food Our Grandmothers Cooked

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Heritage is worth buying. Just reading it will leave you feeling like food is much more than sustenance.

How To Cook Grits Like A Southerner

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Taste

Finally, someone shows us the way.

Soy Latina, También

Bianca Betancourt | Posted 12.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bianca Betancourt

"[They think] Sofia Vergara. They think Eva Mendes. They think JLo. They think, you know, all these girls that are very, very light, basically look white and have an accent. And a lot of times [others] and I get dismissed as Latina because we're not immediately identifiable."

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Trading Treasure for Weapons: ISIS Campaign of Terror Strikes at Culture

Deborah Lehr | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

Decisive action by the international community to prevent further cultural terrorism and profiteering from antiquities theft will advance the fight against ISIS.