The Black community is obscessed with the race of Cleopatra, in my opinion, for one reason: They want to make a black connection to the current genetic makeup of Europe. If Cleopatra was black then everyone who came in contact with Greek and Romans in ancient Egypt was definately black, thereby contributing their intellect and genes to European culture. In other words, the achievements of Europe are rooted in black intellect and culture. Europeans would owe eveything to black Africa. Blacks totally dismiss the fact that Cuacasians occupied the Middle East for thousands of years. Note the lack of prognathism in many of the Egyptian rulers. True black Africans (Nubians) ruled Egypt for about 100 years at the end of the empire when it was in total decline.