• Sat, Feb 10 2007

Whoopi Goldberg’s DNA Hails from W. Africa

The 20th Anniversary ShowAs I mentioned earlier this month, a number of celebrities have had their DNA tested by African Ancestry, Inc., including Whoopi Goldberg. Her test results have apparently shown that she had ancestors in Guinea-Bissau. That country’s leaders have invited Whoopi to visit her tribes – Papel and Bayote.

Whoopi was part of the PBS show African American Lives that used genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis to trace the the participants’ lineages. Participants included Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Ben Carson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. Mae Jemison, Quincy Jones, Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Chris Tucker and Oprah Winfrey. The show’s website has an extensive section discussing how genetics has been used to clarify and supplement genealogical studies.

Unfortunately, Whoopi won’t be able to visit because she doesn’t fly.

ABC News, February 7, 2007

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  • Mamadu Lamarana Balde

    Dear: Ms Whooppi Goldberg, Im sending this very short message to you just by curiousity as you knows, if you don’t play lottery, you’ll never win it. As I was born originally in GUINEA-BISSAU that’s why Im writing to you although for the past few years I’ve been living in the UK; Im a Drama student in London Metropolitan University. I

  • Mamadu Lamarana Balde

    Dear: Ms Whooppi Goldberg, Im sending this very short message to you just by curiousity as you knows, if you don’t play lottery, you’ll never win it. As I was born originally in GUINEA-BISSAU that’s why Im writing to you although for the past few years I’ve been living in the UK; Im a Drama student in London Metropolitan University. At the moment im doing jointdegree courses in ‘Drama/Acting+Languages’ and I live in London, (England; Im 25 years of age. I Think this could be very great for you to help me with my career in the film industry as we both study the same type of course: in my point of view i think you’re the best person who could help me to develop my career in this specific area/subject ‘Acting,Drama’. I’ve got an American old friend mine from Callifornia, we met long time ago and we used to communicate through E-mail, he’s name is Jonh Aleles and he used to live in Sandiego but two years ago he told me that he went to work in Japon as “English Teacher”. Tank you, and please E-mail me when you have at least five minutes or three minutes of your life free in the future. Thank You very much.

    Im looking forward to hear from you.

    Yours Sincerely

  • Mama Barbara Charles

    Whoopi Goldberg:
    Saw you on the Oprah show today and I am so grateful for your coming out about the drug addiction problem you shared with us. Last year I lost my daughter, “Teresa”, to breast Cancer at the age of Forty-eight years old.
    Teresa was blessed with twenty two years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. So I know one can beat the condition of these health issues. I can see you through her eyes fighting your own battles.
    Be blessed in the Lord and not in the power of your might. I am praying with and for you. You are one of my inspirational people and God has a plan and will on your life. Don’t give up the fight to be as whole a person as God wants you to be. I have decided to reach out to many celebrities such as you to offer a word of encouragement and LOVE. What you do as an actress can’t be easy as many people think . It’s good old fashion hard work that you earn because of your gifts and talents. These are God given and can never be taken lightly. “To whom much is given much is required”. Be blessed and whole tight to the light of God’s never changing hands.

    Much Love
    Mama Charles 02/11/2011