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Finding Your Roots: Listen as Nas Shares His Experience on Discovering His Ancestry
Nas joins Courtney B. Vance, Khandi Alexander, and Anna Deavere Smith in a discussion panel to promote the second season of PBS’ hit series “Finding Your Roots” with Executive Producer, Writer and Presenter Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

On the upcoming second season of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Nas will appear on the show to trace the history of ancestors through five generations. Nas, a fan of the series from the first season, spoke of the experience during the PBS Network’s portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Sharing his reaction from the moment he was presented with documentation from 1859 that showed the sale of an ancestor being sold as a slave, Nas explains, “First I was enraged when I looked at the bill of sale,” I was like, that guy that owned property owes me some cash. My people made him really wealthy, so maybe I should find his family and talk.”…

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nassays:

Finding Your Roots: Listen as Nas Shares His Experience on Discovering His Ancestry

Nas joins Courtney B. Vance, Khandi Alexander, and Anna Deavere Smith in a discussion panel to promote the second season of PBS’ hit series “Finding Your Roots” with Executive Producer, Writer and Presenter Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

On the upcoming second season of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Nas will appear on the show to trace the history of ancestors through five generations. Nas, a fan of the series from the first season, spoke of the experience during the PBS Network’s portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Sharing his reaction from the moment he was presented with documentation from 1859 that showed the sale of an ancestor being sold as a slave, Nas explains, “First I was enraged when I looked at the bill of sale,” I was like, that guy that owned property owes me some cash. My people made him really wealthy, so maybe I should find his family and talk.”…

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The Strong Body, Weak Mind Model of Black Manhood

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One hold over from slavery that doesn’t get enough exposure is the whole anti-intellectualization of the Black man, specifically.

African men came from an intellectual culture, one with deep philosophy, where volumes of text were accumulated, and massive…