Why I Am Choosing to Finally Claim My Non-African Ancestors

Most, if not all, African Americans are not 100% African and it is a disservice to not acknowledge all of ourselves. Keeping part of our ancestry in the closet is a failure on our parts to truly take an opportunity to learn who we, as African Americans, the descendants of slaves, really are.

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Mompreneur. Writer. Web & Graphics Designer. Activist. Entrepreneur. CEO. Black in Tech. Educator. Millennial. Seeker of Truth. World Topics Discussed in Black

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Mompreneur. Writer. Web & Graphics Designer. Activist. Entrepreneur. CEO. Black in Tech. Educator. Millennial. Seeker of Truth. World Topics Discussed in Black

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