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Inside Salvador, The Brazilian Destination That Black Expats Are Flocking To

The first capital of Brazil, Salvador was founded in 1501 and is home to around three million people, many of them Afro-Brazilian. The city serves as Brazil’s center of soul and rhythm with a world-famous nightlife. Located in the Northeast state of Bahia, Salvador is just two hours from Rio by plane, but often gets… Continue reading Inside Salvador, The Brazilian Destination That Black Expats Are Flocking To

“Go Back to Africa” Takes New Meaning Thanks To Digital Travel Platform Black & Abroad

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When President Trump tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their countries of origin (ignoring the fact that all four women are American citizens and three of the four were born in the United States), it struck a nerve for many Black citizens who grew up hearing taunts from classmates to… Continue reading “Go Back to Africa” Takes New Meaning Thanks To Digital Travel Platform Black & Abroad

Traveler Story: Being Black at The Yacht Week Is A Whole New World

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Written by: Bharat Wood Last summer, I embarked on a journey with 7 of my friends to The Yacht Week: Greece. For 7 days we voyaged as a part of a group of over 20 boats, docking in various coastal locations for relaxation, exploring, and downright fun. As a frequent traveler, I went into the… Continue reading Traveler Story: Being Black at The Yacht Week Is A Whole New World

Curious Stares And Culture Shock: What It’s Like To Be A Black Traveler In China

Over the past few years, my travel itch has kicked into high gear. These days, I look for any excuse possible to hop on a flight to the next destination. I often find myself checking Expedia daily for flight deals, scanning Hopper for cheap times to buy, and checking the #travelnoire hashtag for recommendations on… Continue reading Curious Stares And Culture Shock: What It’s Like To Be A Black Traveler In China

How History’s Foremost Activists Were Inspired By Travel

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Written by Mohammad Mia  Whether you realize it or not, history’s foremost activists have been inspired in part (if not entirely) by their journeys outside of the regions they advocated for. Beyond offering opportunities for respite and adventure, travel has long provided activists of the diaspora with insights into global systems of White Supremacy.  It is… Continue reading How History’s Foremost Activists Were Inspired By Travel

New Revolution: How Travel Is Building A Stronger Black Community

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Written by Gabrielle S. Clark Take a look at your social media feed. Chances are, that on any given day at least a few of your peers travel abroad. For the average Black professional in the U.S., travel is a luxury that’s easily embraced mostly when it’s time to recover from the hectic pace of the… Continue reading New Revolution: How Travel Is Building A Stronger Black Community

How Travel Informs Black Activism

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There’s no denying that black travel and activism can unmask the common struggles that unite the black community across the globe. Particularly over these past few years, for some, that journey has taken on an even greater meaning. In this special series, we link the stories of black activists and travelers as they explore the… Continue reading How Travel Informs Black Activism

 
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