Guest Post: I Gave My Dad A Father's Day Gift He'd Never Forget

Hey African Ancestry fam! We're back with something really special today: a guest post from a family member, Di Shawn Gandy who wanted to share with us this powerful piece about his dad, genealogy and the gift of knowing who you are. This share was about his special gift to his dad on Father's Day this year. Read on! I grew up hearing my Dad say how much he wished we knew where our family’s African roots derived from. As a genealogist and our family historian, I wanted to know if, somehow, I could trace our African ancestry back to its...

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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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