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April 30, 2013

American Airlines’ online attempt to reach out to the black travel market quietly fades away. Was it just a casualty of the airline’s merger with US Airways — or its own scattered focus? Four years ago, American Airlines brought forth on the Internet Black Atlas, a social media sit.../ ➝

April 25, 2013

Smartphone apps that let you do more than just send your pics and videos give you tools to creatively share your travels with family and friends. IBIT is playing with a few of them, but there are lots. Cellphone cameras have come a long way in a short time. Many now have sensors actually many [&hell.../ ➝

April 23, 2013

In the town that fiscal caution forgot, taking taxis could mean getting stripped before you even get to The Strip. But you have options. In Las Vegas, it seems the game is rigged before you even start playing. When you get a taxi at McCarran International Airport to take you to your hotel, you truly.../ ➝

April 20, 2013

The Big Apple is getting its heat on this weekend with the inaugural New York City Hot Sauce Expo. If you can take it there, you can take it anywhere. New Yorkers have long prided themselves on their toughness. Some of them are putting that toughness to the test this weekend at the first New [&helli.../ ➝

April 16, 2013

Plans for the biennial festival honoring those caught up in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and honoring their descendants in the African Diaspora have unraveled. Why? Who knows? It seems there will be no International Roots Festival this year in the Gambia. Held every two years to commemorate the tr.../ ➝

April 15, 2013

All the folks questioning the motives of two black celebrities for going to Cuba should be asking instead why the US government still clings to its tired Cuba trade embargo. Unless the cave you live in doesn’t get cable, you’re surely aware by now of the anniversary trip that Beyoncé an.../ ➝

April 8, 2013

One of an occasional series. All images by IBIT/G. Gross unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. A day’s ride down the California coast aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight proves the perfect antidote to two weeks of stress. I had flown up from San Diego to Oakland to deal with medical .../ ➝