Delivered to my mailbox from Archives.com:
"We are announcing a partnership with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and host of PBS's "Faces of America". What this means for Archives:
Professor Gates is now an official advisor of Archives.com. He’ll bring his vast experience and knowledge about African family history, helping Archives to provide tools and resources to help folks discover their African roots.
Archives launched the new African Heritage section. We’ll be updating and adding to these resources continually. We recognize the unique challenges of researching African heritage, our goal is to present a collection of resources and helpful links that will help beginners and experienced genealogists alike.
Archives will also be publishing a set of unique African historical collections that have never before been available online."
You can read more about this announcement at the Archives blog.
[Disclosure: I was an Archives featured expert in April 2010.]