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The Man Behind Black History Month

2021 marks the 45th annual national celebration of Black History Month in the United States. As we celebrate this historic monthlong observance, it’s the ideal time to look back at how the celebration of Black History began — a legacy that dates back more than 100 years into our past….

Consumer Backlash Causes 23andMe, Ancestry and Others to Get Consent Before Sharing DNA Data with Police or Businesses

A handful of genetic testing companies have voluntarily agreed on a set of guidelines to address privacy after backlash concerns from consumers on sharing DNA data, especially since law enforcement now utilizes genealogy websites to crack cases. 23andMe, Ancestry, Helix, MyHeritage, Habit, African Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, in collaboration with the…

National Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 byrecognizing the history, culture and contributions of Latino Americans. HispanicHeritage Week was commemorated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson andexpanded to a month in 1988. This isthe perfect time to increase your entire company’sawareness of the very…

National Native American Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

On Dec. 14, 1915, Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, presented at the White House endorsements from 24 state governments for a day to honor Indians. But the federal government didn’t take action until 1983, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 13 as American Indian Day. In 1990, President George…