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Elvis, Heather Locklear, Tom Hanks, Ava Gardner........Black Blood?

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Bimsy Lewis

United States

#1 Mar 18, 2013
President Abe Lincoln, Actress Ava Gardner, Actor Tom Hanks, Actress Heather Locklear, Singer Elvis Presley and Comedian Steve Martin chances are you know who some of the luminaries on this list are, but did you know they all share a mysterious ancestry known as Melungeons? The identity, ancestry and origin of the Melungeons is a controversial subject. The Melungeons make up about 50,000 of the 22 million people living in the mountainous region of the eastern seaboard, most of them in the Appalachian region where Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky meet, according to a report in Wired magazine.
Melungeon ancestry has been one of the great mysteries of the American history. Many of the myths and legends surrounding the origin of the Melungeons claim they were sailors who arrived on the American continent before European settlement. These early sailors and explorers may have come from Spain, Portugal, or Carthage according to Rootsweb.com . Melungeons have also been described as the last tribe of Israel, or the lost colony of Roanoke, according to Wired magazine. The explanation most widely accepted of the origin of the Melungeons, is that they were a tri racial group, Native American, White European and Sub Shaharan African in genetic makeup that lived for cultural and economic reasons in relative isolation, reports Wikipedia.

The term Melungeon also has an unclear origin. Wired magazine reports, Melungeon might be a version of the French word for mix, melanage, or from the African word for shipmate, malungo, or from the Turkish for cursed soul, melun jinn. There is no question in that the word Melungeon was used pejoratively.

Wayne Winkler, President of the Melungeon Heritage Society, lists Mullins, Goins, Collins and Gibson as common Melungeon surnames. Having one of these surnames, even if the relative is from Appalachia, does not automatically mean you have Melungeon genes. If you suspect you may have Melungeon blood, I have found an ongoing study at the Family DNA Project website, you can sign up and they will send a kit with a cheek swab and within a month you will have some answers.

Kevin Jones, a molecular biologist at University of Virginia Wise conducted a two year study of DNA samples from Melungeons. The results of the study were presented in 2002 and definitely answer some of the mysteries of the origins of the Melungeons. The study of the Melungeons found African, European and Native American ancestry as well as genetic similarities with populations in Turkey and northern India according to the report on Rootsweb.com . Perhaps the most startling finding, woman of European/Asian ancestry were part of the original mixture that made up Melungeon ancestry. Legend always mentioned the possibility of men of Turkish ancestry intermarrying with Native American woman as a source of Melungeon people, now science has proven that woman of Turkish ancestry also came to America's shores and their DNA is also found in Melungeon people today.
lalaqt

Durham, NC

#2 May 2, 2013
yes,i heard all about this years ago. All of the people mentioned look like they have black ancestry especially Ava Gardner. She was considered on of the most beautiful women in the world in her day.
lol

Louisville, KY

#4 May 2, 2013
You seem to forgot

Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Chinese
Hebrews
Olmecs
Vikings

Oh and William Shakespeare (LOL)!
cyberninja

Denver, CO

#5 May 18, 2013
People who make hateful comments will open their eyes up in hello. Seeing color and being racist will be rewarded.
True

Charlotte, NC

#7 Aug 18, 2013
Blacks did start civilization and that's a fact.
Don't let your Eurocentric immersion blind you from the truth.
While Europeans were in caves, black people were already civilized. You seem to forget the systematic attempts at subjugated an entire group of people for the benefit of those who thrive off of a superiority complex which is superficial at best.

Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Italy

#8 Aug 19, 2013
True wrote:
Blacks did start civilization and that's a fact.
Don't let your Eurocentric immersion blind you from the truth.
While Europeans were in caves, black people were already civilized. You seem to forget the systematic attempts at subjugated an entire group of people for the benefit of those who thrive off of a superiority complex which is superficial at best.
Everything started in Turkey...
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#9 Aug 19, 2013
Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates are BM. Only BM can have their level of intelligence. You surely didn't think they were White? Did you? smdh
Mike

Muskego, WI

#10 Aug 19, 2013
That's why whites in America look a lot better than whites over in Europe.

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Since: Aug 13

Padua, Italy

#11 Aug 19, 2013
Marcus Washington wrote:
Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates are BM. Only BM can have their level of intelligence. You surely didn't think they were White? Did you? smdh
The people that have invented the number had dark skin. Bill Gates has arrived 4000 years later... too late.. but the Young WHITE ANGLOSAXON kids living in USA believe that the number has been invented somewhere in sylicon valey.. Oh Jesus.. I M SO LUCKY NOT TO BE BORN IN USA...
Abuukar Cawil

United States

#12 Aug 19, 2013
Aldo28 wrote:
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The people that have invented the number had dark skin. Bill Gates has arrived 4000 years later... too late.. but the Young WHITE ANGLOSAXON kids living in USA believe that the number has been invented somewhere in sylicon valey.. Oh Jesus.. I M SO LUCKY NOT TO BE BORN IN USA...
Steve Jobs had Arab origin. We know this.

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Since: Aug 13

Padua, Italy

#13 Aug 19, 2013
Abuukar Cawil wrote:
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Steve Jobs had Arab origin. We know this.
There is nothing to define what is British like William Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare set most of his plays NOT IN ENGLAND.. for one simple reason... THE CULTURE was not there.. William Shakespeare was intelligent enough to recognize where the culture was... NOT IN ENGLAND....London 500 years ago was like an african village compare to Florence Venice Verona...Don't tell this to Anglosaxon people..they must remain ignorant as they are... they have to continue to believe that the numbers has been invented somewhere in Sylicon valley...

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Since: Aug 13

Padua, Italy

#14 Aug 19, 2013
None of the most important italian writer chose to set their plays outside Italy...
Till the 16th century NORTH-EUROPE - ESPECIALLY SCANDINAVIAN AREA -..was so primitive with no culture.. COMPLETELY WILDE AREA... OCCUPIED BY WILDE UGLY POOR IGNORANT PEOPLE SIMLILAR TO THE ANIMAL ( MAYBE THEY WERE ADDICT TO CANNIBALISM )

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Since: Feb 11

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#15 Aug 19, 2013
Aldo28 wrote:
None of the most important italian writer chose to set their plays outside Italy...
Till the 16th century NORTH-EUROPE - ESPECIALLY SCANDINAVIAN AREA -..was so primitive with no culture.. COMPLETELY WILDE AREA... OCCUPIED BY WILDE UGLY POOR IGNORANT PEOPLE SIMLILAR TO THE ANIMAL ( MAYBE THEY WERE ADDICT TO CANNIBALISM )
Wrong. England had just become a major world power after defeating the Spanish Armada. They were on the way to starting colonies in the Americas and overseas.

You don't enough about these things to discuss them. Go score some crack!

Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Padua, Italy

#16 Aug 19, 2013
McAlister73 wrote:
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Wrong. England had just become a major world power after defeating the Spanish Armada. They were on the way to starting colonies in the Americas and overseas.
You don't enough about these things to discuss them. Go score some crack!
The English and generaly the anglosaxon people still have ( ignorant people not included...no need to explain why ) a huge inferiority complex .. It is better they still believe that before 16th century there was nothing.. is better for them to believe that the numbers has been invented in sylicon valley..

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Since: Aug 13

Padua, Italy

#17 Aug 19, 2013
McAlister73 wrote:
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Wrong. England had just become a major world power after defeating the Spanish Armada. They were on the way to starting colonies in the Americas and overseas.
You don't enough about these things to discuss them. Go score some crack!
You are not able to explain why Shakespera chose to set most of his plays NOT IN ENGLAND.. MOST OF THEM IN ITALY..
Do you need i explain exactly the reasons ?
True

Salisbury, NC

#18 Aug 22, 2013
Of course people would consider what I revealed to be nuts.

The truth hurts, but it is needed.
Basque_spaniards

Burgos, Spain

#19 Sep 27, 2013
Why all knows what happenned with spanish armada in 1588 but not what happened in 1589 with the English Armada??
Why no-one knows that spanish marines occupied cronwall three times in the Anglo-Spanish war??

English proverb about spaniards: "Spaniards at the sea I want to see, at the land Saint George protect us".

And how finished the war?? With the Peace treaty.
England was losing the war but spanish economic costs was amazing. So the English and Spaniards decided and agreement of peace.
django reinhardt

Tucson, AZ

#20 Oct 3, 2013
True wrote:
Blacks did start civilization and that's a fact.
Don't let your Eurocentric immersion blind you from the truth.
While Europeans were in caves, black people were already civilized. You seem to forget the systematic attempts at subjugated an entire group of people for the benefit of those who thrive off of a superiority complex which is superficial at best.
hello....is it really a black and white world? even the nordics have a rosy color. they just have very little melanin. these so called aryans were decisively defeated in wwll by other nordics like the norwegians and everybody else from tan to jet black on the planet. i think the correct term for the early civilizations from egypt to india is 'colored.' its not that wagner was white and beethoven was part black. germans or germanics come n many colors. only a minority are blond hair blue eyed and very pale. white nazis believed that white aryans came from the orion nebula and built atlantis. black nazis in america (not most african americans) believe the sub saharans are gods and 'whites' are neanderthals. wake up and live.
django reinhardt

Tucson, AZ

#21 Oct 3, 2013
Aldo28 wrote:
None of the most important italian writer chose to set their plays outside Italy...
Till the 16th century NORTH-EUROPE - ESPECIALLY SCANDINAVIAN AREA -..was so primitive with no culture.. COMPLETELY WILDE AREA... OCCUPIED BY WILDE UGLY POOR IGNORANT PEOPLE SIMLILAR TO THE ANIMAL ( MAYBE THEY WERE ADDICT TO CANNIBALISM )
first of all england was multicultural from roman times and shakespeare whoever he was wrote about the world including english history-henry v etc.- you seem to be one of those neo nazi afro americans who flip white supremacy and call light skins cavemen. tsk.
django reinhardt

Tucson, AZ

#22 Oct 3, 2013
the original search was steve martin ancestry. recently reviewed 'the jazz singer' and al jolson as the jewish cantor's son without blackface looked oddly like steve martin. why not replace melungeon with mixed? simply mixed including african from biblical times.
it is interesting that many mixed artists who pass for white choose to hint at their darker side, whether you are offended or amused jolson was famous for blackface roles. later he was accepted for who and what he was a gifted mixed race jewish american.

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