Nobel Prize for Dr. Rick Kittles

We, the undersigned, propose that Dr. Rick Kittles be nominated for the Nobel Prize for his profound contribution to the field of genetic research. Dr. Kittles, a 40-year-old geneticist descended from enslaved Africans, has earned this honor and recognition for his original DNA research and analysis that is repairing the effects of 450 years of slavery related ethnic cleansing committed against people of African descent. His unique method compares genetic sequences to restore ethnic and national identity -- two of the most fundamental human attributes. Prior to Dr. Kittles\' groundbreaking work, this information was inaccessible to millions of descendants of enslaved Africans. For using science to \"unlock the door of no return\", Dr. Kittles deserves the greatest honors and recognition the world has to offer. We propose and support his nomination for the Nobel Prize.

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The Organization of Tribal Unity (OTU) is a not-for-profit organization that links Africans in the Diaspora with their African ethnic groups for cultural education opportunities.

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African Ancestry DNA Test Information - www.africanancestry.com The Nobel Foundation - http://nobelprize.org/ Dr. Rick A. Kittles at Ohio State University, Bio - http://www.cancergenetics.med.ohio-state.edu/2749.cfm AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIVES, A FOUR-HOUR DOCUMENTARY SERIES TRACING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH GENEALOGY AND DNA SCIENCE, TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 1, 2006 ON PBS Renowned Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. To Serve As Series Host Co-Produced By Thirteen/WNET New York And Kunhardt Productions http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/news/20050713_africanamericanlives.html Reclaiming Their Roots - http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2000/fyi/news/09/13/african.dna.testing/ DNA Can Link Americans to African Kin - http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/dna.htm Tracing Family History Through DNA, ABC-TV - http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/storysection=assignment_7&id=3222407 CONTACTS: Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, Co-Chair/Founder, 917-365-3007 Antoinette Harrell-Miller, Co-Chair/Chief Genealogist, 504-858-4658 Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Chief Elder, 212-368-3739 Reverend Al Sampson, Chaplain, 773-445-7125 Email - paellmann@rcn.com Phone - 917-365-3007 Address - P.O. Box 1228, New York, NY, 10009 United States

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