Month: July 2013

DNA update!

In previous entries, I have written a bit on my DNA results which show that my genetic make-up is Mandinkan/Yoruba and Tuscan Italian. My mtDNA showed origins in West Africa/North Africa/Mediterranean areas but not much else. continuously upgrades results as new advances come along in the technology and it’s always possible to log-in and find something completely different everyday. Today, my mtDNA results … Read More DNA update!

In Honor of a Great Man: Benedito Pires Gibau

Weeks before he passed away, my step-father, Bene, called me, my sister and two brothers into his room to talk to us as if he knew he didn’t have much more time with us. He said that there was nothing more important than family and that without it nothing else matters much. He looked at the four of us and said that he was … Read More In Honor of a Great Man: Benedito Pires Gibau


Famine and drought in Cape Verde

In the 1930’s and 1940’s, there were events and shows taking place in New Bedford and other Cape Verdean communities in the United States to raise funds to send food and other necessities to Cape Verde where thousand were starving to death. So many people were dying that there wasn’t enough time to record their deaths and children and infants were the hardest hit. … Read More Famine and drought in Cape Verde

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