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NNPA’s Cloves Campbell and Leading Black Publishers Trace Their African Roots with AfricanAncestry.com

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NNPA’S CLOVES CAMPBELL AND LEADING BLACK PUBLISHERS TRACE THEIR AFRICAN ROOTS WITH AFRICANANCESTRY.COM

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2014) – Cloves C. Campbell, National Newspaper Publishers Association Chairman and Publisher of the Arizona Informant, learned that he shares ancestry with the Bamileke people of present-day Cameroon during the NNPA’s Foundation Black Press Week held recently in Washington, DC.

As the Black-owned company that pioneered genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, AfricanAncestry.com joined NNPA’s Black Press Week to celebrate the roots of Black America’s first voice. Along with Campbell, the Windy City Word’s Mary Denson learned that she shares ancestry with the Yoruba people of Nigeria; Mollie Finch Belt, Co-publisher of the Dallas Examiner traced to the Temne people in Sierra Leone; and Jackie Hampton, publisher and editor of the Mississippi Link shares ancestry with the Tikar people of Cameroon.

“Black newspapers are the roots of all modern media for African-Americans and have always been a vital voice for our community,” said Gina Paige, co-founder and president of AfricanAncestry.com. “We are honored to connect their American roots with the voices of their African ancestors,” added Paige.

For more information on African Ancestry, visit www.africanancestry.com.

 

ABOUT AFRICAN ANCESTRY

Founded in 2003, African Ancestry Inc. (AfricanAncestry.com) pioneered African lineage matching in the United States utilizing its proprietary DNA-database to more accurately assess present-day countries of origin for people of African descent. African Ancestry’s products include the MatriClan™ and PatriClan™ ancestry tests, myDNAmix Admixture tests; and customized memorabilia and informative resources. African Ancestry is African-American-owned and headquartered in Washington, DC. For general press inquiries, contact ntaylor@africanancestry.com.

 

ABOUT NNPA AND NNPA FOUNDATION

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA): The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 73-year-old federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers from across the United States. Since World War II, it has also served as the industry’s news service, a position that it has held without peer or competitor since the Associated Negro Press dissolved by 1970. In 2000, the NNPA launched NNPA Media Services– a print and web advertising-placement and press release distribution service. In 2001, the NNPA, in association with the NNPA Foundation, it began building the BlackPressUSA Network– the nation’s premier network of local Black community news and information portals. The BlackPressUSA Network is anchored by BlackPressUSA.com– the national web portal for the Black Press of America.  

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