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February 26, 2016

E D I T O R I A L When it comes to Africa travel and the African-American travel market, it takes two to miss a golden opportunity. On one side of the Atlantic, you can find a lot of Black Americans who say they’d love to see Africa someday. On the other side, you […].../ ➝

February 23, 2016

The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture is finally ready to open its doors, an event that will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. Sept. 24, 2016 is a day that’s been in the works for 13 years. That’s the date set by the Smithsonian Institution f.../ ➝

February 22, 2016

Salvador, Bahia’s rich cultural vibe has tourism officials touting it to tourists as the capital of Brazil’s African heritage. But a look past the enticing travel brochures reveals controversies that Black American visitors may find disturbingly familiar. In a social sense, Salvador, the.../ ➝

February 15, 2016

Eventually, those in the business of marketing travel will figure out that our money is green, too. I’m just not sure when. So I’m wading through email when I come across an article on the Skrift site by Dan Peltier, touting the success of tourism boards in Baltimore and Miami in promoti.../ ➝

February 13, 2016

For the first time in a half-century, US airlines soon will be making regularly scheduled flights to Cuba. The trade embargo is over in all but name. If you want to see Cuba before the tsunami of American mass-market tourism hits full-force, you might want to accelerate your travel plans. Sometime n.../ ➝