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  • Nas Sees Ancestor’s Bill of Sale – A First for ‘Finding Your Roots’ (Watch)

    Oct 27, 14 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Rapper Nas makes history on Tuesday’s episode of “Finding Your Roots.” “We introduced Nas to five generations – we’ve never been able to do this before for any African American – five generations of his enslaved ancestors,” host Henry Louis Gates told the TCA in July. “And we showed him an extremely rare document, something […]

  • Khandi Alexander Learns of Family Tragedy on ‘Finding Your Roots’ (Watch)

    Oct 13, 14 by Cherie Saunders 9 Comments


    *This week’s episode of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” will feature Ben Affleck finding out that his mom was a Freedom Rider, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous learning that his free great-grandfather had to purchase his own wife and family for their safety, and “Scandal” actress Khandi Alexander receiving a “book of life” […]

  • Henry Louis Gates: ‘Michelle Rodriguez Comes from Married Cousins”

    May 17, 12 by EURpublisher02 9 Comments


    *There’s always the threat of finding something particularly shocking when digging through the branches of your family tree. Just ask Michelle Rodriguez. The actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent gave the PBS series “Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates” its first-ever case of generations marrying within the family to keep the blood […]

  • ‘Finding Your Roots’: Marsalis Reflects; Why Alicia Keys Pulled Out

    Mar 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *New Orleans-born musician Branford Marsalis was hit with a one-two punch in Sunday’s season premiere of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (Are you a fan of EURweb? Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.) First, the Grammy winning saxophonist had always figured that he had white, European […]