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Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket

Rondel Holder, who lives in New York and works as a content creator at Essence magazine, was curious about his ethnic background, so he took a home DNA test that he bought from Ancestry. “I always thought of myself as being from Brooklyn, with Grenadian and Jamaican roots,” he said.

But the test results told another story, revealing that much of his ethnicity could be traced to two African countries, Togo and Benin. Holder said he went online within days of getting the news and booked a trip to Africa

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