Tourism: Black & Abroad founders encourage African Americans to visit their ancestral continent

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Eric Martin and Kent Johnson found inspiration in the offensive. Four years ago, the pair launched Black & Abroad, an online travel and lifestyle platform for African Americans. The site features crowdsourced tips and insights for more than 120 countries, including many destinations not known for being minority friendly. The Atlanta business partners recast the racist taunt “Go back to […]

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News: Black Americans spent $63billion on Travel in 2018 but face Challenges

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If you’re one of the more than 1.4 billion international leisure travelers who left your home for someone else’s in 2018, then chances are you’re familiar with the quote “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” First written in 1869 by Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad, or […]

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News: Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans The Most

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In the 19th century, savvy American saloon-owners offered free lunches to attract noontime patrons. Inevitably, the diners would get thirsty and buy expensive drinks—thus was born the expression, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Despite its humble origins, the phrase captures a deep and omnipresent truth: everything has a price, an opportunity cost, a trade-off. This is as […]

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Tourism: African Americans Travel more to Destinations with Cultural and Historical importance

According to a new study, African Americans added a big boom to the travel business amounting to some $63 billion in 2018. The study, conducted by Mandala Research, confirms a previous 2010 report that Black travelers are a plus to the tourism and travel economy in the US, debunking old assumptions that African Americans aren’t avid vacationers. The study found […]

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News: Wealth Is Sticky, Inequality Stats For Black And White Americans

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African Americans will have a spending power of $1.5 trillion by 2021, but the median Black household wealth will hit zero by 2053, according to a new study. The wealth gap between Black and white is growing and unlike what many had hoped, higher education is not the great equalizer. Blacks are becoming more and more educated, but the gap […]

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News: Travel Stories of African Americans about when you can get killed for driving a good car in America

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Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP statement cautioned travelers of color about the “looming danger” of discrimination, harassment and violence at the hands of Missouri law enforcement, businesses and citizens. The civil rights organization’s action had been partly prompted by the state legislature’s passage of what the NAACP called a “Jim Crow bill,” […]

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News: Incarceration Disparity Behind Wage Gap Between Black And White Men

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How can this be? The wage gap for poor Black Americans is actually larger now than it was in the 1950s. “The median earnings gap between Black and white men now stands at levels last seen more than 60 years ago, according to a new working paper by Patrick Bayer of Duke University and Kerwin Kofi Charles of the University […]

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Beijing overtakes New York as new ‘billionaire capital’

Beijing has overtaken New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, a new report by China-based firm Hurun says. A total of 100 billionaires are now living in the Chinese capital, compared with 95 in New York, the report says. Shanghai, China’s centre of commerce, comes in fifth place. Hurun, which tracks wealth […]

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We must open up Africa to Africans if we really want to boost growth

The African Development Bank just launched the Africa Visa Openness Report 2016, and it highlights a huge problem: as Africans, we cannot move easily between our countries. According to qz.com, on average, Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries and can only get visas on arrival in 25% of other countries. This means they can only […]

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