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5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

Embracing Your Roots

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

While the ability to triumph does come from within, be proud of where you came from. Use your background to your advantage.

Preparing Our Seeds for a New Year

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week we will enter the Hebrew month of Ellul, a time traditionally dedicated to preparation for the re-birthing that waits us in one month - Rosh Hashana, the New Year.

How Cicely Tyson Prepared For This Groundbreaking Role

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

From the covers of Ebony magazine to the Broadway stage, Cicely Tyson has had an illustrious career. Though she has played plenty of memorable charact...

LeVar Burton: 'Reading Rainbow' Was The 'Best Gig I've Ever Had'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment

LeVar Burton, the man who's been blowing up the Internet lately with his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back "Reading Rainbow" sat do...

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

Remember Your Roots, Blossom Here Now

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The funny thing about growing up is that we try so hard to fit in, be cool, laugh and love accordingly. Even funnier, the growing up part doesn't suddenly stop when we hit 21 or even 30. It's unique to each of us, like the white tiger's pink paws in fresh snow.

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

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste

You've probably never eaten real wasabi.

Eat All Your Vegetables: How To Use Stems And Roots

Food52 | Posted 03.10.2014 | Taste
Food52

Today: One person's discarded vegetable parts; another's dinner.

LeVar Burton Calls 'Bullshit' On Tarantino

Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices

As critics continue to praise Steve McQueen’s masterful film, “12 Years A Slave,” LeVar Burton recently shared his thoughts with New York Magazi...

Rebound to Roots

Brandon Baltzley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Brandon Baltzley

We don't often look at the outside influences of what goes on in a particular place, which inevitably seeps into the food on the plate. We don't think about the landscape, the people, the environment enough.

'Roots' Is Getting A Remake

Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Roots" is getting a remake on History Channel, according to Deadline. History acquired the rights to the 1977 miniseries from Mark Wolper, the son...

Iron Like a Lion for Zion: Ari Lesser Sings Truth to Power

Philippe Assouline | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Philippe Assouline

Ari Lesser has made a reggae video that went viral recently. It garnered 100,000 views in one week.

Slavery Displayed on Screen: a Discussion With the Creators of Roots about 12 Years a Slave & Django Unchained

Antonio Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Antonio Moore

In light of the new Renaissance in African American film and television Wolper states he and his company are continuing their legacy, and developing African American stories around a few of the key social justice moments that deeply affected all of America.

Thoughts on the Film 12 Years a Slave

Denise Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Denise Nicholas

12 Years a Slave is a story of survival, mental and physical, it is a visualization and particularization of humanity: the brutalized and the brutalizers -- everyone different, all lost in a way, all astounded by their experience, all on a journey in and through American history.

Genetic Family Reunion: DNA Reveals Alex Haley's Scottish Roots (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.25.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

Genetic genealogy has been around for more than a dozen years, but has exploded in popularity over the last few. We're remarkably fortunate to live...

Tending to the Tree of Life in Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The tree supports and centers our relationship with the earth and reminds us of our own connection to the sacred life source. In the tall and stately tree we can see a projection of our own best selves. We aspire to stand strong like the tree.

Family Tree Mockumentary Series Coming to HBO & BBC

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.

WATCH: How To Make Microbrew-Braised Rutabagas

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.07.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Winter root vegetables are some of my favorite ingredients.

Remembering The Best Miniseries Of The '70s And '80s

Next Avenue | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By John Stark The golden era of the TV miniseries lasted from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. They couldn’t go on mu...

'Roots' Revisited In Upcoming SirusXM Special

Posted 02.04.2013 | Black Voices

With Black History Month underway, SirusXM Radio announced a special airing of its Town Hall series this week that will pay homage to Alex Haley's gro...

Getting My Groove Black: Rediscovering My Roots in Puerto Rico

James Sanders | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
James Sanders

As a black man, one of the last places I thought I'd find some roots was in Puerto Rico. But I did.

How to Make Rutabaga Carrot Ginger Soup (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.27.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Winter is the season for eating fresh root vegetables, and Kathryn Yeomans of The Farmer's Feast shows us how to make a hearty vegetable soup to warm the soul and fill the belly.

My Father's Silence, a Kind of Grace

Heidi W. Durrow | Posted 01.12.2013 | Black Voices
Heidi W. Durrow

I was about 10-years-old when I tried to read Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize winning book, Roots.

Oranges and Apples Comparisons: The Roots of the Problem

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

Can you think of a shape that occupies three times as much area on a page as it used to, when it's doubled in size?