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afro latina, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Black Hair, Democrat, Heritage, Video -

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the internet buzzing after uploading a photo rocking one cornrow braid and giving a shout out to her Afro-Latina heritage. The U.S representative-elect from New York posted a photo online with the following statement: The photo went viral, starting online discussions about why braids are considered by some to be unprofessional. Many applauded […]

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cindy hyde smith, culture, heritage, mike espy, mississippi, racism -

Racism is so embedded in Southern culture that Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith truly believes that she’s not racist; that her comment about being front row at lynching were not racist; that wanting to suppress the liberal vote is not necessarily racist or posing in Confederate artifacts is racist.

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Ancestry, Ann Dunham, Barack Obama, Heritage, New York Times, Politics, Slavery, Stanley Ann Dunham -

theGRIO REPORT - Researchers at Ancestry.com have discovered that his lineage does include at least one black slave but not on his Kenyan father’s side...

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American Tapestry, Ancestry, Barack Obama, Biracial, Book, DNA, First Lady, Heritage, Michelle Obama, Politics, Rachel L. Swarns, Reviews -

REVIEW - While Americans and people all over the world are familiar with president Obama's biracial heritage, only basic family history was publicly known about the nation's groundbreaking first lady...

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Ancestry, DNA, First Lady, Heritage, Living, MadameNoire.com, Michelle Obama, New York Times -

MADAME NOIRE - No African-American would be surprised to learn that he or she has white ancestors given the history of slave raping in this country...

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