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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 […]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Harvard scholar and the police sergeant who arrested him last July after a confrontation outside his home both missed opportunities to “ratchet down” the situation and end things more calmly, according to a review of the case released Wednesday. The independent review said “misunderstandings and failed communications” and a “certain degree […]

This op-ed was published today in the New York Times and was written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., aka Skip Gates, of Beer Summit fame. Skip Gates’ opinion on this issue is not necessarily representative of our point of view here at NewsOne but we feel it is our editorial responsibility to publish this article […]