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Nomadness Black travel survey

Travel lifestyle brand NOMADNESS Travel Tribe has launched a survey for travelers of color to help get their voices heard on a huge scale. The NOMADNESS Diversity in Travel Consensus seeks to compile input from diverse travelers across the diaspora to influence the industry and prove their spending power through hard data. The survey is […]

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Audacity Digi and Black travelers

For many Black Americans, travel has long been an odd-defying act of resistance. While we travel for luxury and leisure, there are many nuances to the Black travel experience. For some, travel is a way to create new realities outside of the widely traumatic and often fatal truths we face at home. Though we carry […]

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Black American abroad during COVID

“Hey, are you good? Trump is saying Americans need to come back home.” This is what my friend Ryan texted a couple of weeks ago. He’s a black American, originally from Miami, but is studying in Tokyo. For a second I wondered if this was by some kind of decree, and I furiously texted him […]

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What it’s like to be black in Japan

“All they do is paper here,” says Ryan DeVon, a black American graduate student at Soko University in Tokyo, Japan. “You want to change your address? New phone number? New parking sticker? Whatever it is. Everything is paper.” We laugh together about the bureaucracy that Japan is particularly famous for. Though I am aware of […]

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12 books by black authors to read

Just when the Black Travel Movement was gaining so much speed, we now all find ourselves confined to our houses. While the onset of COVID-19 has put the entire world on the no-fly list, we don’t have to pass this time idly. Instead, we can use these weeks we’ll be grounded to absorb the work […]

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Best cities for black travelers 2020

The Year of Return has come to an end, and whether or not you were able to make the pilgrimage, it remained a cultural phenomenon, sweeping the diaspora worldwide. This celebrity-studded, year-long event was created by the Ghanaian government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving at Jamestown, packaged in an […]

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Growing up in Baltimore, Maryland

I was born in Baltimore. My mother and father were too. In fact, my family is three generations strong here. We’re from all over — East Baltimore, West, and the county, too. I’m a product of it all because my family has lived in every part of this city and its outskirts. I’ve known about […]