Our Bridging the Gap campaign explores personal stories of contemporary realities, our ancestral past, and our liberated future in ethnic communities around the world. The bridging the gap campaign also advocate for important causes that affect Indian Country and Black America. Share your story on our website.

Bridging The Gap: Inside of you is a story...that the world needs to hear. We value your voice and would love to give it a platform to be heard. We personally invite you to join us on this journey of discovery and healing. I Love Ancestry is committed to bringing awareness about important causes that directly affect Black America and Indian Country. Share this page with you friends about personal stories of contemporary realities, our ancestral past, and our liberated future. Support all African Native Americans "Black Indians" in today's society and the various causes for which we must stand up together. 

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LATEST PERSONAL STORIES AND CAUSES

A Personal Reflection of Colorism in Black Society

A Personal Reflection of Colorism in Black Society

Bridging the Gap: A Personal Reflection Of Colorism In Black Society And The Struggle To Decolonize by Ronica Bey. My family’s heritage reflects deep southern roots as well as indigenous Native American, Caribbean (Belize) and African ancestry. My maternal great grandmother was full-blood Native of Cheraw/Yamassee and Seminole ancestry. She passed away when I was three or four years old and I have very vague memories of her....

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Cultural Genocide Survivor Walking The Red Road

Cultural Genocide Survivor Walking The Red Road

Bridging The Gap: Personal Story of a Modern Day Cultural Genocide Survivor. My name is Wayne William Snellgrove. The story I wish to share with you is about the pain of being stolen from my mother at birth and the harsh reality of being “assimilated” into white culture with damning results. And finally, my story is about meeting my birth mother – a meeting that saved my life and set me on the Red Road of my ancestors. ...

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It’s Time to End Black History Month by Michael Coard

It’s Time to End Black History Month by Michael Coard

"It’s Time to End Black History Month." by Michael Coard from Phillymag.com. Despite being the self-described “Angriest Black Man in America,” I agree with many whites who argue that Black History Month should be abolished. But we agree for totally different reasons. They want it abolished because they're either, at best, racially insensitive or, at worst, just plain racist.

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No More Hyper-Sexualization of Native Women!

No More Hyper-Sexualization of Native  Women!

"No More Pocahottie, No More Appropriating the Female Native American Indian Image" by Sonya Braxton, a Tuscarora Native of North Carolina.  Native American Indian women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in our land than women of any other racial minority group.Some have asked why all the spotlighting on Native American Indian women when it comes to violence and rape?

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Be Aware. Native American Indian Suicide Epidemic

Be Aware. Native American Indian Suicide Epidemic

Suicide is a very big problem within Native American Indian communities, yet it’s something that is barely spoken about. Many Native families know someone who committed or attempted suicide. A discussion is critical at this point to understand and prevent why these suicides keep happening, and how we can prevent further suicides from happening in the future. This life and death issue that affects the heart of Indian Country ha...

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Reconsider Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day

Reconsider Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day

Reconsider Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day! Columbus Day marks not a day of discovery, but the beginning of hundreds of years of horrific genocide, not just for indigenous communities but also for other communities of color with whom native history is profoundly entwined. “Columbus Day” was made a federal holiday in 1934, when Native American Indian nations and communities had little voice to protest the celebration of...

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Change The Mascot Name of NFL Washington Team!

Change The Mascot Name of NFL Washington Team!

Take action today to urge the NFL Washington team to change the mascot name. Contact your local newspapers, Radio and TV stations to speak out against the NFL Washington Redsk*ns name. Write to NFL League Commissioner Roger Goodell and ask for the Washington franchise to change the mascot. 345 Park Ave., New York, NY 10154Call NFL League Office: (212) 450-2000  

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Struggles Of A Mixed Girl: Identity by Shanese Steele

Struggles Of A Mixed Girl: Identity by Shanese Steele

The Struggles Of A Mixed Girl: Identity by 22 year old Shanese Steele.  Who am I? I find myself asking this question constantly, and with each passing year the answer seems to change. Being mixed or multiracial has not always been easy for me and it has been a struggle to try and find out exactly where I fit in. A recent conversation with a friend brought up some feelings that i have to admit i was to afraid to say out loud. ...

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TRENDING PERSONAL STORIES & CAUSES

Who is America's Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier?

Who is America's Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier?

 Based on materials from the ILP-DOC, Oglala Sioux Tribe and A Presidential Vice Presidential Proclamation, June 26, 2013 as Leonard Peltier Day (June 26). Please note that some of the information in the videos are outdated.Write to Leonard Peltier...

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Be Aware. Native American Indian Suicide Epidemic

Be Aware. Native American Indian Suicide Epidemic

Suicide is a very big problem within Native American Indian communities, yet it’s something that is barely spoken about. Many Native families know someone who committed or attempted suicide. A discussion is critical at this point to understand and pr...

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No More Hyper-Sexualization of Native  Women!

No More Hyper-Sexualization of Native Women!

"No More Pocahottie, No More Appropriating the Female Native American Indian Image" by Sonya Braxton, a Tuscarora Native of North Carolina.  Native American Indian women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in our land than w...

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