Tag Archives: ‘finding your roots’

  • Henry Louis Gates: Ben Affleck’s Slave Owner Ancestor Axed from DNA Search

    Apr 20, 15 by Qwest7 4 Comments


    *A 2014 “Finding Your Roots,” episode about Ben Affleck’s ancestors apparently left out a key detail that has now come to light. Messages uncovered from emails linked to the Sony Pictures email hacking scandal from November reveal the Oscar winner asked the show’s host Henry Louis Gates Jr. to edit out the fact that one […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nas Sees Bill of Sale for 3rd Great Grandma on ‘Finding Your Roots’

    Jul 23, 14 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Nas will be among the new crop of celebrities presented with their family history in the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” — and the first rapper to ever appear on the program, which begins its second season in September. “We introduced Nas to five generations – we’ve never been able to do this before for […]

  • Wanda Sykes Shocks Researchers with Amazing Family Tree History

    Mar 21, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments


    *Wow. Wanda Sykes family history made history. (Are you a fan of EURweb? Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.) The comedian and actress was professionally researched for a segment of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” and the pros discovered that she has the longest recorded history the franchise has […]