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Meet The Woman Behind The Black-Owned Travel Company For Women Over 50

This Do For Me is a Black-owned travel company that provides international travel and cultural opportunities to African American women over 50. Owned by the Chicago-based entrepreneur Robin Joyce Tillotson ...

Added June 17, 2021

How To Spend Father’s Day In Black-Owned California

Father’s Day is approaching and there are a slew of Black-owned businesses to consider for curating the ultimate Father’s Day celebratory experience. Northern and Southern California is home to thousands ...

Added June 17, 2021

Outkast’s Big Boi Is Now An Airbnb Host And You Can Book The Iconic Dungeon House

Outkast and aspiring musicians fans, this one is for you! You can now book the Atlanta-based home where the Grammy award-winning group, Outkast, and The Dungeon Family got their start thanks to a partnership ...

Added June 17, 2021

5 Black Men Biked 1,100 Miles On The Underground Railroad To Honor Ancestors

Five Black men decided to pay homage to the tenacity of their ancestors by biking more than 1,100 miles along the Underground Railroad. John Shackelford, a Brooklyn-native, organized the trip from Washington ...

Added June 17, 2021

You Can Visit Famous Afro-French Writer Alexandre Dumas’ House In France

It’s time to try something new while in France. We suggest paying a visit to famous Afro-French writer Alexandre Dumas’ House. Yes, we know that France has a lot of tourist attractions like the Louvre ...

Added June 17, 2021

Aretha Duarte: The First Black Latino American Woman To Climb Mount Everest

After a year worth of training, 37-year-old Aretha Duarte is the first Black Latin American woman to climb Mount Everest. Duarte, who hails from Brazil, made history climbing up the world’s highest mountain ...

Added June 17, 2021

Hawaii Fully Reopening Soon, Travel Restrictions Easing

Traveling to the Aloha State just got easier, and travelers can look forward to Hawaii fully reopening. No specific date has been mentioned yet, as everything is dependent upon vaccination rates, according ...

Added June 17, 2021

United Airlines Flight Rerouted After Male Passengers Fight Over Arm Rest

Another week, another airplane brawl. This time on a United Airlines flight. The plane going from San Francisco to Las Vegas last Friday, had to turn around and go back to its gate at San Francisco International ...

Added June 17, 2021

Oprah Teams Up With Hilton To Gift Black Dads A Father’s Day Hawaii Vacay

Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Hilton Hotels and Resorts to celebrate Black dads with a Father’s Day Hawaii vacay. The media maven honored five outstanding fathers in her first-ever Father’s Day special ...

Added June 17, 2021

Hotel Scams And How To Avoid Them While Traveling This Summer

The travel industry is a lucrative business, generating billions of dollars a year. But so is the business of hotel scams. In 2018, research from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found ...

Added June 17, 2021

‘Voluntourism Allows Me To Travel And Give Back At The Same Time’

In voluntourism, travelers participate in volunteer work for humanitarian or charity organizations. Doing so enables one to travel for little to no cost. For author and social worker Tiffany Heard, this ...

Added June 16, 2021

How To Celebrate Juneteenth In Los Angeles This Weekend

June 19 is the California statewide acknowledged holiday, Juneteenth, which commemorates the freedom of African Americans prior to the year of 1863. After the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by ...

Added June 16, 2021

Eat Okra’s New Marketplace Aims To Help Black-Owned Businesses

In 2016, couple Anthony Edwards Jr and Janique Bradley, together with their partner Justin Johnson, created the EatOkra app to help users find Black-owned restaurants in their vicinity. Now the app is ...

Added June 16, 2021

Man Survives Being Eaten By A Humpback Whale

Lobster diver Michael Packard is happy to be alive after being inside the mouth of a humpback whale, according to NBC News. The incident occurred Friday morning off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts ...

Added June 16, 2021

How Artist Cauleen Smith’s Newest LA Exhibit Celebrates Black Women

From April 1st to October 31st, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be hosting an exhibit for prominent Black experimental artist, Cauleen Smith. Curated by Rita Gonzalez, the acclaimed California ...

Added June 16, 2021

Black Pilot Gives Emotional Speech While Flying His Dad For The First Time

Who’s crying? We’re not crying, okay we are! A Black pilot recently went viral after giving an emotional and heartfelt speech to his father just before takeoff. For the first time in 10 years since Anselm ...

Added June 16, 2021

A Father’s Day Gift Led To The Opening Of This Black-Owned Brooklyn Brewery

What Father’s Day gift do you get for a self-professed serial hobbyist? A home-brewing craft beer kit. That’s the Father’s Day gift Chris Gandsy’s wife and three kids decided to gift him ten years ago ...

Added June 16, 2021

How Chef Shorne Benjamin Went From Wall Street To The Food Network

Brooklyn-based chef Shorne Benjamin is proof that life is not necessarily linear. The St. Lucian born chef left the island in his late teens to study finance at New York’s Mercy College in 1998, eventually ...

Added June 15, 2021

Inside Madureira: Rio, Brazil’s Mecca Of Black Culture

Madureira is considered the Black Mecca of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s a neighborhood where 70% percent of its residents are of African descent. There, Afro-Brazilian culture is powerful and thrives ...

Added June 15, 2021

Experience Harlem Celebrates Juneteenth With A Summer Shop And Sip

Experience Harlem’s popular SHOP & SIP gives some well-deserved shine to the neighborhood’s Black-owned businesses with a weekend-long event series supporting restaurants and retailers across Harlem ...

Added June 15, 2021

Get 10 Trips For $299 With Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass

Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is currently on sale for just $299, according to Afar, discounted from its original price of $499. The pass is perfect for travelers looking to explore the United States and make ...

Added June 15, 2021

How One Black Woman Conquered 21K Of Student Loan Debt In 11 Months, While Traveling

Like many people, travel blogger and personal finance coach Niqua J. found herself with a mountain of student loan debt after completing her university studies. A native of Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Islands ...

Added June 14, 2021

Charlotte’s Newest Black-Owned Selfie Museum Pays Homage To The 90s

The 90s, that decade where everything was bright, and all the best TV shows were in heavy rotation. While the era is long gone, one museum just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina is preserving it. Home ...

Added June 14, 2021

How South Africa’s Zandile Ndhlovu Is Changing Narratives About Black People And The Ocean

Zandile Ndhlovu is a free diving Instructor based in South Africa. She created The Black Mermaid Foundation after looking around and realizing that no one looked like her. “When I started scuba diving ...

Added June 13, 2021

Amazon’s Africa HQ Plan Angers Indigenous People In South Africa

Jobs or heritage? That’s the question taking the center stage between local communities in South Africa and activists, who want the site of Amazon’s new Africa headquarters declared a national heritage ...

Added June 13, 2021