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THE ROOTS: Welcome

"A Tree With Strong Roots Laughs at Storms"

Malay Proverb


Your Foundation - Recovering the Legacy In! 

Owning Your Roots:This initiative was designed to Promote, Guide and Assist you in finding your Roots ~ exploring the foundation you stand on.

recognize who has and who doesn't have access to the basic needs & care and what role we can hold while working in these racist and biased systems that exist in the United States. This is the start of a journey and is recommended for all people who will die, or know someone who will.

Have you completed your Family Tree? 

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THE ROOTS: Feature

Why is it important to explore your ROOTS or develop your Family Tree?

A Sense Of Belonging (Feel Connected)

To Establish A Foundation To Stand On

To Recognizing How Each Life Is Significant

To Remember & Honor The Sacrifices of Generations Before You

Medical Benefits

To Make A Positive Difference In Your "Dash".

To Reveal &/or  Break Generational Negative Behaviors

To Reveal Blessings And To Be A Blessing To Others

To Have An Example Through The Lives Of Others

To Celebrate LIFE

One area that I can't stress enough is the Medical Benefits

Family trees also help medical professionals answer questions. As genetics get more sophisticated, researchers, epidemiologists and scientists of all kinds may find valuable clues to curing disease embedded in family trees.

You might also need to establish a family tree if you have a genetic disease or to see how likely you are to pass on a disease to your children.  Knowing what medical problems are in your family tree can help you make important decisions.


A family tree, put simply, is a record of a family's lineage. On the surface, family trees are interesting bits of recorded history that help us know where we came from and possibly give some clues as to where we might be headed.

Family trees can take on more importance as things change. Establishing lineage can sometimes impact a families future; rights of inheritance and rights to property, and they can be critical to proving or disproving important questions of law.

Building A Family Tree Is A Great Way To Begin The Process Of Leaving A Legacy. Researching, Asking Your Loved Ones about the lives and the lives of your About Ancestors Will Spark Incredible Conversation And Recall Treasured Memories From The Past.

Whether You Simply Talk About Your Ancestors Or Use One Of These Templates To Create A Family Tree, Enjoy The Quality Time You Spend With Your Family. You Never Know Where Conversations About Life Will Take You BUT I Know That It Is Good To Be GROUNDED in Life!!!

How Family Trees Work

There are a number of ways to construct a family tree. You can trace a male line   or a surname from now to as far back as possible, or you can create a family history that fans out like a great tree that begins with your parents and include cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents as far back as you can trace.

Researching Your Lineage

It can take some real detective work to accurately pull your family tree back as far as you can go.



Some examples of oppression include the following:

  • A society says that women are the property of their fathers or husbands. Women are not permitted to wear clothing of their own choosing or to go anywhere without permission from a man. Fathers decide who their daughters will marry and wives must obey their husbands. This is an example of a society

      where women are oppressed.

  • A society exists where people of a certain race are denied opportunities and equality under the law. People within the disfavored race are not permitted to learn to read or to attend school. They have to live in certain designated areas and must do the jobs that they are told to do by the leaders of the society. The race of people who are denied opportunities are oppressed.

  • A society exists where people who believe in a certain set of religious teachings are considered to be inferior to others who accept a state religion. Those who practice their own religious beliefs can be punished or even jailed for their opinions and practices. In this society, the people who practice the forbidden religion are oppressed.

  • A society is under the thumb of a cruel dictator. Anyone who disagrees with the policies of the dictator can be killed for sharing his opinion and voicing the disagreement. The people of the society who live under the dictator are oppressed.

  • A society is controlled by a small percentage of very wealthy people. The wealthy people deny opportunities to those who are poor. The poor work for almost no wages and struggle to achieve a basic human standard of living such as having food and shelter. The poor are carefully controlled by the oppressors and prevented from organizing or resisting the will of the wealthy. This is an example of a society where the poor are oppressed.

  • A society carefully controls the freedom of speech of all people. The Internet is not accessible to the public, certain books are banned and the media works for the state and is permitted to write only the positive news that the state allows to be printed. This is an example of a society where the people who are under the control of the authority are oppressed.

  • A society allows migrants to enter its borders but will not grant them any rights. The migrants are not allowed to participate in the political process and are not protected by the laws that apply to citizens. The migrants can be forced to work for low wages and are denied basic services such as access to food and health care. This is an example of a situation where the migrants are oppressed by the society.

These are all examples of oppression against different groups. In every case, those who are in power or who are in control treat those who have no power unfairly and deprive them of certain basic rights or liberties.

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“Sadness gives depth. 
Happiness give height.
Sadness gives roots.
Happiness gives branches.
Happiness is like a tree 
going into the sky,
and sadness is liek th roots
going down into the 
womb of the earth.
Both are needed,
and the higher a tree goes,
the deeper, it goes, simultaneously.
The bigger the tree, 
the bigger will be its roots.
In fact, it is always in proportion.
That’s its balance.”


Vincent van Gogh

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