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You Got Roots?! People of Color Where Are We on the Journey?

You Got Roots?! People of Color Where Are We on the Journey?

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American CapitalismTonight at 6PM ET we return to our You Got Roots?! virtual round-table to talk history with Cornell University Historian Edward E. Baptist about his recent Chicago Sun-Times op-ed, American finance grew on the back of slaves and catching-up with genealogy blogger Taneya Koonce on her recent JET Magazine feature, Rooted In Family History.

We’re taking a ‘pulse-check’ on where People of Colorare on…

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"The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away."

— Robert M. Pirsig

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You Got Roots?! Culinary Historian Michael Twitty’s Coming to School Us!

You Got Roots?! Culinary Historian Michael Twitty’s Coming to School Us!

Michael Twitty - AfroculinariaI always marvel at brown/black people who are at home in their own skin; so comfortable with self they shine in the presence of any audience.

For the American African-descendant that’s no easy task! In a culture that’s yet to make peace with its deeply engrained race-hatred, brown/black children are often encouraged, trained and taught to be anything other than their naturally beautiful selves.

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You Got Roots?! Cool, Let’s Get

You Got Roots?! Cool, Let’s Get

You Got Roots?! Educate. Engage. Advocate.

In a little less than 1 hour AAGSAR’s BlogTalkRadio series, You Got Roots goes live! Wow!:)

With a healthy mix of nervous energy [still figuring out our audio clips!:] and overflowing with PURE excitement [how cool is this?!], we’re gearing-up for AAGSAR: Where African American Genealogy & Smart Technology Connect!

Today’s launch is all about the listening audience getting to know us, the Africa…

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Improve the World… One Real Talk at a Time! You Got Roots?!

You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 @ 6PM ET | @AAGSARFacebook

Improve the World… One Real Talk at a Time! You Got Roots?!

You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 @ 6PM ET | @AAGSARFacebook

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#YouGotRoots?! Be Brave Enough…
"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." - Margaret Wheatley
You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 | @AAGSARFacebook

#YouGotRoots?! Be Brave Enough…

"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." - Margaret Wheatley

You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 | @AAGSARFacebook

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You Got Roots?! We Do & AAGSAR BlogTalkRadio Too!

You Got Roots?! We Do & AAGSAR BlogTalkRadio Too!

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It never fails. Anytime an African American person takes a pro-active [vs. passive] posture in discussing the matters of racism and cultural bias in a non-black arena, we’re quickly painted with a broad-stroke — race-baiter, fight-starter, antagonist, troublemaker. BULLY!

If you’re a plain-spoken black woman, go ahead and augment your derogatory “coloring” with aggressive,…

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Mississippi State Legislature 1874-75WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE.
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Mississippi State Legislature 1874-75

WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE.

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To acknowledge …

To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back, perhaps to God; or to Gods. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel,…

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— Video: Michael Twitty on Culinary Injustice at…Luckie:

EDUCATE. ENGAGE. ADVOCATE. –> Michael Twitty of
Afroculinaria #ENLIGHTENING

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— Video: Michael Twitty on Culinary Injustice at…

Luckie:

EDUCATE. ENGAGE. ADVOCATE. –> Michael Twitty of
Afroculinaria #ENLIGHTENING

Originally…

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