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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 unique access black travel has granted and how it can continue to make black activism an even greater force.

What I Learned Through Travel, Activism, And (Eventually) Healing
A man holding a placard that reads "Black Lives Matters" takes part in a demonstration of people, including employees of the country's social and reception centers and members of anti-racism associations, against the government's social politics, its recent decree restricting the right to asylum, and against racism on November 10, 2018 in downtown Rome.

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How History’s Foremost Activists Were Inspired By Travel

How History’s Foremost Activists Were Inspired By Travel

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 […]

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New Revolution: How Travel Is Building A Stronger Black Community

New Revolution: How Travel Is Building A Stronger Black Community

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 […]

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What I Learned Through Travel, Activism, And (Eventually) Healing

What I Learned Through Travel, Activism, And (Eventually) Healing

Written by Prince Shakur I arrived in Standing Rock, North Dakota for the second time back in the winter of 2016. For months, indigenous leaders like LaDonna Brave Bull Ballard encouraged other indigenous tribes and activists to join the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. During my time there, I casually walked around in a denim […]

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