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What The Star Of The 'Roots' Reboot Wants Every Young Black Man To Know

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices

The History Channel and A&E have teamed up for a reboot of the history-making mini-series "Roots," set to air on Memorial Day. Based on the book by A...

Exclusive Video: Molly Ringwald Mines Her Family History on #WDYTYA

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

If you had an ancestor known simply as "the Swede," wouldn't you want to know more about him?

Suddenly Amish: Katey Sagal's Roots Journey Takes a Buggy Turn

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.16.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Many of us have heard of the "suddenly Jewish" phenomenon when someone raised as a gentile discovers their Jewish heritage, but actress and singer-son...

Do not forget your roots. Simonetta Lein The Wishmaker Meets Chef Lidia Bastianich

Simonetta Lein | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Simonetta Lein

See your values as the magic that is in you to make your dreams come true. Simonetta Lein On countless occasions life equals the courage you put into...

Sneak Peek: Scott Foley's Revolutionary and Bewitching 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Journey

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actor, director and screenwriter Scott Foley takes his turn under the Who Do You Think You Are? microscope to explore family stories that have been pa...

'Roots' Stars Discuss Why A TV Classic Needs A Remake

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices

Stars Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Myers and producers LeVar Burton and Mark Wolper brought their Roots remake to MIPTV on Monday ni...

New Artist Reviews: Björn and the Sun

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The American South has always been a rich source of musical talent throughout history. Classic rock, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, and soul are all threads of the south's sonic tapestry.

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

'Roots' Remake To Air Memorial Day Weekend

ABC News | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

The remake of the landmark television miniseries Roots will premiere on the HISTORY channel starting May 30. The four-night, eight-hour television eve...

‘Roots’ Remake To Premiere On Memorial Day, First Trailer Released

Variety | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.15.2016 | Black Voices

The “Roots” remake from A+E Studios will premiere this Memorial Day. The first full trailer for the high-anticipated event series was released on ...

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

SATIRE Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Ca...

T.I. Will Star In A+E Networks ‘Roots’ Remake

XXL | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.04.2015 | Black Voices

T.I. was casted for A+E Networks’ Roots remake. Tip will be featured in the finale episode of the four-part miniseries, Variety has learned. He will...

Best-Selling Author Lisa See Offers Valuable Chinese-American Genealogy Resource

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.26.2015 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

"In all my novels, including the mysteries, I've written about history that has been lost, forgotten, or deliberately covered up. I've written about h...

Think You've Been Eating Wasabi All This Time? Think Again.

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Taste

Wasabi: you know it well, or so you think. Chances are, however, you've never actually eaten real wasabi, or at least not very often. This is because ...

Finding Your Tribe

Sascha Jones | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sascha Jones

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -- Jane Howard, Margaret ...

'Rudimental in Jamaica' for We The Generation!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

In 2013, they hit us with Home, which became a #1 debut album in the UK for this global-platinum selling electronic act Rudimental. Since then, we've seen them raising the desert temperature at Coachella and back-to-back statewide sold out shows.

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.

Season 3 of 'Finding Your Roots' Green-Lighted for January 2016 Return on PBS

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Season 3 of the popular show, hosted and produced by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was put on hold until certain measures were implemented.

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.

The Miraculous Happening

Honey Good | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

"Before I leave you, I promise if my wishes are granted I will come back with my new Israeli husband to thank you and if I have a son, I will bring him to you and name him Jonathan in your honor."

The Racist Comment Cicely Tyson Still Remembers Decades Later

OWN | Posted 02.17.2015 | OWN

Cicely Tyson is a living legend who has won multiple awards throughout her illustrious career on Broadway, in film, and in television. Who can forget ...

Stop Being Indian-American!?!

Parthiv N. Parekh | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Parthiv N. Parekh

Ultimately, this is not just about righteousness, but also about deciding which is a more desirable society: one that is bland, insular, parochial and monolithic. Or, one that is dynamic, diverse, colorful and inviting (such as... well, the United States of America)?

13 Times Roots Looked Amazing

Refinery29 | Maria Del Russo | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style

For the longest time, roots have been the bane of any colored-hair gal's existence. Constantly touching them up and fearing their return can be exhaus...

The Spirit and Roots of Generosity and Miserliness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.

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.