African Ancestry Helps A-List Line Up of African American Celebs Join Obama in Knowing their Roots in Africa; RIse of consumer genetic testing coupled with First Black President of African descent spawn trend in African Americans to trace roots to Africa during post-election Holiday season.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 27, 2008 -- One thing President-Elect Barack Obama won't have to grapple with in the Oval Office is his ancestry. He's one of the few African Americans who actually know exactly where in Africa their African bloodlines began -- an experience that remains elusive to many people of African descent in the U.S. African Ancestry, Inc., the company that pioneered DNA-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent, is making it easier and more accurate for African Americans to be like Obama and know their roots this Holiday Season with a specially-priced Holiday DNA-Test Kit at ww.africanancestry.com/holiday.
African American Icons 'in-the-know' on African Roots:
In addition to the thousands of families impacted through African Ancestry's DNA tracing during the past five years, African-American celebrities have also responded to the trend. African Ancestry's celebrity round-up includes movie stars and musical artists to business moguls and political leaders. With common ancestries in West and Central Africa -- regions more affected by the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade -- a majority of African Ancestry's celebrity reveals are
from present-day Sierra Leone. Cameroon and Nigeria also run a good race as genetic homelands for many of America's top African American icons among the nearly 40 countries that African Ancestry's proprietary DNA testing system is designed to trace (Sample listing):
Maya Angelou -- Sierra Leone
India.Arie -- Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia
Jim Brown - Nigeria
Don Cheadle - Cameroon
Kimberly Elise - Mali
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