Friday, January 21, 2022

This is One Way Blacks Are Connecting to Their Roots

Dr. Gina Paige of African Ancestry
Dr. Gina Paige of African Ancestry

*As we approach Black History Month, African Ancestry co-founder Dr. Gina Paige says it’s important for African Americans to trace their ancestral roots.

“We’re the only group in this country that doesn’t have a sense of our history,” says Dr. Paige. “We know we’re from Africa, but Africa is a huge continent with thousands of languages, thousands of traditions, thousands of practices. There’s a huge void in our sense of self when we can’t point to those traditions and practices and beliefs that help to form who we are.”

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Gwendolyn Quinn
Gwendolyn Quinn is an award-winning media consultant with a career spanning over 25 years. She is the founder and creator of the African American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC) and the Global Communicator. Her weekly columns, “Inside Broadway,” “The Living Legends Series,” and “My Person of the Week” are published with EURWEB.com. She is also a contributor to BE.com, BE Pulse (via Medium.com) and the Huffington Post. Quinn is also a contributor to "Souls Revealed" and "Handle Your Entertainment Business." She is the curator of The Living Legends Foundation’s “The State of Black Music and Beyond” essay series published on the Huffington Post. Contact her at [email protected]

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