Finding Your Roots
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An NYPD officer was shot and killed yesterday in Harlem, New York as he was trying to track down a suspected robber. Thirty-three-year-old Randolph Holder and his partner, who both were dressed in plainclothes, were responding to the claim of a stolen bike. They witnessed the suspect riding the bike on an overpass. According to […]
PBS has halted the third season production of Finding Your Roots after an investigation proved the omission of Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestor violated ethical guidelines. The network also postponed the order of a fourth season until they are confident in the show’s editorial standards, Mashable reports. The third season of the theology-themed show, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., was […]
Ben Affleck has issued an apology for hiding information about his ancestors on the PBS show Finding Your Roots. The actor took to his Facebook page to discuss why he decided to ask show host Henry Louis Gates Jr. and producers to take out the information that one of his distant relatives owned slaves. Gates spoke out about the episode […]
In continuing fall out from those hacked Sony emails, Wikileaks revealed that actor Ben Affleck asked that his ancestor’s slave owning past be scrubbed from the program “Finding Your Roots,” and apparently it was, reports The New York Daily News. Affleck asked that the slave-owning detail be edited out of “Finding Your Roots,” a show […]
In a rare genealogical discovery, comic actress Wanda Sykes has been able to identify that her familial roots in America go as far back as the 17th century, according to a New York Times report. SEE ALSO: Will 2012 Be Esperanza Spalding’s Year? Her paternal ninth great-grandmother was Elizabeth Banks, a free white woman. According to […]
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