DNA Has Memory: We Are Who We Were

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www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/dna-has-memory By Isaiah Washington By the time this article is written, edited and read, 300 hundred children will have become infected with malaria and hundreds more will have died in my newfound homeland of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has one of the worst Infant Mortality Rates in the world (Sierra Leone’s U5MR is 284th in… Read more »

Going Home and Giving Back

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By Veronica Henry For most African Americans, tracing their ancestry begins with a lifelong curiosity. Isaiah Washington felt this same fascination. There was a question, forever looming in the background, for which science could suddenly provide an answer. For those who have taken this first step, I say kudos. I commend you for understanding the… Read more »

Scarlett, Isaiah, Lucy Love Their Charities

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USA TODAY By William Keck Though Oprah, Angelina and Bono get oodles of media attention, other celebrities are always out there trying to use their fame for good. Three shared personal stories from recent charitable journeys with USA TODAY’s William Keck: Isaiah Washington, 43 Former Grey’s Anatomy star, currently shooting five episodes of NBC’s new… Read more »

Sierra Leone draws Americans seeking slave roots

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By James Knight and Katrina Manson BUNCE ISLAND Sierra Leone (Reuters) — The ivy-clad ruins perched on a strip of mud in the Sierra Leone river hide a dark past, but have become an unlikely symbol of hope for many African Americans seeking slave forbears. As a departure point for thousands of Africans on the… Read more »