Sunday, July 18, 2010


African Ancestry, Inc. Kicks Off 14-City Tour at Ashé Cultural Arts Center

AFRICAN ANCESTRY, INC. in partnership with ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER invites you to the Kickoff Event for its 14-CITY "We Are Africa" 2010 Road Tour--New Orleans to New England.  The event takes place at Ashé Cultural Arts Center on August 1, 2010, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Gina Paige, president of African Ancestry, Inc., will give a special presentation.
New Orleans' own Hal Clark of WYLD-FM98 has volunteered to be tested, and will discover his connections to the Mother Land at the event.

Come out and join others who want to find their roots.  Celebrate our historical, cultural and genetic connections to Africa.
You've seen the technology on PBS' African American Lives. Now join the thousands of everyday people and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, and Isaiah Washington who have found their roots!

With African Ancestry, people of African descent can finally trace their ancestry back to a specific country in Africa and often to a specific African ethnic group over 500 years ago. Plus, your results apply to everyone in your family who shares that lineage!

To take your test at the event, refrain from consuming any of the following 4 hours prior to test taking: toothpaste, mouthwash, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol or nicotine. You may eat.

The special African Ancestry Test Kit Tour Price is only $225, the lowest price ever offered. So you save $125. But you could be one of the lucky ones who will win one of two kits that will be given away in a free drawing.

To sign up for the free Ancestral Test Kit drawing prior to the event, send your name and contact information to Use African Ancestry Test Kit in the subject line. You must be present to win.

For more information, call (504) 813-9008, or visit

This summer the African Ancestry team will embark on a multi-city grass-roots tour to motivate people of African descent to Trace their DNA and Find their Roots! In just 7 years, African Ancestry has already helped over 20,000 African Americans discover their ancestral origins. We’ve witnessed the impact that being armed with this information has had on each of our consumers and their respective families and we’ve decided that this summer, we need to test 20,000 more! It’s ambitious but it is absolutely necessary. African Americans need to have this information and they need to know about African Ancestry because we are the ONLY company that can provide this information for people of African descent.

Unfortunately, our pockets aren’t deep enough to allow us to afford a national advertising campaign so, like our ancestors, we’ve decided to take the mountain to Mohammed. In August of 2010, African Ancestry is going to hit the road. We’ll travel from New Orleans to New England, stopping in cities of all sizes along the way and mobilizing the troops in venues from barber shops to cultural centers in an effort to make sure that as many African Americans as possible have the opportunity to find out where they are from!

Genealogy and ancestry tracing are among today’s hottest topics. People across the globe have become more interested in discovering more about both their genealogy and their ancestry than ever before.

Witness the proliferation of ancestry tracing companies and you’ll get a feel for the economics of this movement. New multi-million dollar companies like,, and have been launched to support the demand for this information. And, even seasoned companies like National Geographic now offer ancestry tracing services.

Interest is high and growing; genealogy is North America’s fastest growing hobby.
• Many sources and surveys proclaim that it has surpassed quilting, stamp collecting andeven gardening in popularity.
• The latest Maritz Research poll (2000) found that 60% of the American population is interested in their family history (+15% from 1996).
• The online genealogy industry is worth well over $200 million annually.

Founded in 2003 by Ms. Gina Paige and Dr. Rick Kittles to enable people of African descent to trace their ancestry to a country of origin and, in most cases, an ethnic group.

African Ancestry is the ONLY company that can provide this level of detail because it has the largest database of African lineages in the world. African Ancestry has been featured in NBC’s, “Who Do You Think You Are?” and PBS’ “African American Lives I and II” as well as in several special segments on programs such as Good Morning America, The Judge Hatchett Show, My Black is Beautiful (BET), and 60 Minutes. Other media coverage includes The NY Times, The Washington Post, Playboy Magazine, and USA Today to name a few. African Ancestry has partnered with organizations like; The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The 100 Black Men of America, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, United Healthcare, The National Black Arts Festival and McDonalds.

Lastly, African Ancestry has an unparalleled roster of notables to whom they have provide their ancestral origins, including but not limited to; Dr. Dorothy Height, Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Taraji P. Henson, Emmitt Smith, and Spike Lee.

Markets and Schedule
Sunday, 8/1 - New Orleans, LA
Monday, 8/2 - Jackson, MS
Tuesday, 8/3 - Huntsville, AL
Wednesday, 8/4 - Nashville, TN
Thursday, 8/5 - Charlotte, NC
Saturday, 8/7 - Raleigh, NC
Sunday, 8/8 - Richmond, VA
Wednesday, 8/11 - Washington, DC
Thursday, 8/12 - Baltimore, MD
Friday, 8/13 – Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, 8/14 – Jersey City, NJ
Sunday, 8/15 – Brooklyn, NY
Monday, 8/16 – Hartford, CT
Thursday, 8/19 – Boston, MA

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