Black Travel Summit hosts weekend webinar to talk travel

Traveling with kids, taking care of your mental health on the road, traveling while Black — these are some of the topics an upcoming webinar hosted by the Miami-based Black Travel Summit will highlight this weekend.

The two-day virtual event will bring together 26 speakers from around the globe, including content creators and a director for the Seychelles Tourism Board. The event runs from Oct. 17-18 and is sponsored in

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Black hole seen eating star, causing ‘disruption event’ visible in telescopes around the world

Scientists have watched a rare blast of light from a star as it was eaten by a black hole.

a bright light at night

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The unusual “tidal disruption event” was visible in telescopes across the world. It appeared as a bright flare of energy, the closest of its kind ever recorded, at just 215 million light-years away.

Such events happen when a star gets too near to a black hole,

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Kittery’s Rock Rest shown as safe space in ’Driving While Black’ to air on PBS – News –

KITTERY, Maine — When a highly anticipated two-hour documentary about the complex history of Black Americans on the road airs Tuesday night, an historic Kittery landmark will be part of that story.

“Driving While Black: Space, Race and Mobility in America,” filmed by Ric Burns and based on the book by historian Gretchen Sorin, describes “how the advent of the car brought African Americans new freedom but also danger,” according

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Southwest Airlines apologized to a woman who was blocked from boarding a flight because of her black halter top

a plane sitting on top of a truck: Mike Stewart/AP

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Mike Stewart/AP

  • Kayla Eubanks received an apology and a refund from Southwest Airlines after an employee barred her from boarding a flight to Chicago from New York City for wearing a “lewd, obscene, and offensive” top. 
  • Eubanks last week was stopped from boarding the flight at LaGuardia Airport by an employee for wearing a black halter top.
  • “I was told that passengers may look at me in
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Travel Expert Creates Customized Road Trip Itineraries Supporting Black Businesses

Due to the spread of COVID-19, many Americans were forced to put their vacation plans on hold. With travel derailed—flights to many international destinations have restrictions—many have opted for small road trips instead of a remote getaway. One Black woman entrepreneur used her travel company to create a new series of road trip itineraries complete with Black-owned businesses to stop by along the way.

Kristin Braswell is the owner of

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Black activists make legal history in Steve McQueen’s astounding drama

As you’d expect from a film dedicated to George Floyd, Steve McQueen’s latest, which opens the London Film Festival, contains many weighty and sombre moments. That said, the true story of how a group of Black activists made legal history, in the early Seventies, is also giddy and gleeful. To borrow a line from one of the main characters, some of the jokes here “could make a stuffed bird laugh”.

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Steve McQueen’s Stunning Black British History Lesson

Mangrove, screening now at the London Film Festival, is the essential film of the moment. One of five films 12 Years a Slave and Shame director Steve McQueen has made for the BBC and Amazon Prime Video, it tells the story of the Mangrove Nine, a group accused of riot and affray after protesting against the police that had repeatedly harassed those who met at the Mangrove Restaurant, a West

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‘Driving While Black’ on PBS is a remarkable look at American racism


Many people have the luxury of simply hopping in the car and driving, without expectations of harassment or worse.

But not all.

“I think it’s really, really tough for the majority of Americans to begin to even understand the gut-wrenching horror that is driving in a racist society,” Christopher West, a historian, says in “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America,” a PBS documentary by Gretchen Soren

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‘ABC Travel Green Book’ aims to redefine Black tourism in a modern way

Wanderluster Martinique Lewis has achieved a holy grail of sorts: She turned her passion for travel into a full-blown career.

a person standing in front of a cake: Experience Real Cartegena is dedicated to showing visitors an authentic story of the Colombian city.

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Experience Real Cartegena is dedicated to showing visitors an authentic story of the Colombian city.

Lewis, who works as a content creator and diversity consultant, noticed a lack of diversity in the travel industry and grew determined to change the status quo. Travel publications and companies

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ESO telescope spots galaxies trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

With the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole when the Universe was less than a billion years old. This is the first time such a close grouping has been seen so soon after the Big Bang and the finding helps us better understand how supermassive black holes, one of which exists at the centre of our Milky Way,

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Wine Country Fires Destroy Historic Vineyard, Black Rock Inn

A fast-moving fire that began early Sunday morning has grown to about 17 square miles in the past day, spurring evacuations across Napa and Sonoma Counties and destroying St. Helena’s Chateau Boswell Winery.

a factory with smoke coming out of it: The Shady Fire impacts structures along CA-12 on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Santa Rosa, CA.

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The Shady Fire impacts structures along CA-12 on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Santa Rosa, CA.

The Glass Fire, as it’s now known, was reported at around

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Why does American travel writing erase Black people? | Europe

As Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe in early June, Rick Steves, the US’s most popular European guidebook author, shared a picture in solidarity on Instagram. It was Eugene Delacroix’s 1830 epic, Liberty Leading the People. The image linked to his blog, where he had penned one of his Daily Dose of Europe entries celebrating the Delacroix masterwork and explaining how it depicted the popular protests of the July

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How Living Around the World Shaped This Traveler’s View of What It Means to Be a Black American

I would have never guessed that the trajectory of my life would have led me to live in multiple countries around the world. I didn’t even know that the possibility would open itself to me because prior to making the leap, I was focused on ascending in my career as a journalist, and more importantly, trying to survive my day-to-day life with multiple incomes that didn’t match my level of

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure in Northern Iceland with Luxury Travel Specialists, Black Tomato

Black Tomato

“When you look back on your life of travel, this will be one of the standout moments,” says Tom Marchant, co-founder of luxury travel specialists Black Tomato. Experts at curating hyper-personalized tailormade itineraries worldwide, according to Marchant, it’s their latest just-released experience – swimming with humpback whales under the midnight sun in Iceland– that tops the list for 2021. “Designed for travelers craving the most iconic experience and

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First Black Woman to Host Travel TV Show Flies in the Face of Convention

Travel personality Kellee Edwards is unstoppable, exploring the world by land, sea and air. A licensed pilot, advanced open water scuba diver and a solo adventurer she takes travel to a new level flying herself to remote locations around the world, landing without a runway or air traffic tower. She’s the first Black woman to land her own travel TV series, hosting Travel Channel’s Mysterious Islands. Edwards has explored Indonesian

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Win a Luxury Montana Getaway While Supporting a Charity Dedicated to Black Voter Rights

Reconnecting with the great outdoors is one of life’s simple pleasures, and in the United States, there’s no shortage of beautiful destinations to discover. Near the top of that list has to be Montana, which is home to sprawling plains, portions of the Rocky Mountains, and plenty of outdoor activities to indulge in. Omaze wants to give you the chance to win a luxury six-day glamping getaway to the Treasure

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Black Watch and Boudicca sold as accommodation vessels by Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca and Black Watch – which were recently replaced by new vessels Bolette and Borealis, respectively – have been sold and will serve as accommodation vessels for a company in Turkey.

Layup in Rosyth

Boudicca is on course to leave Scotland’s Babcock Rosyth facility next week, where the ship is currently in layup with the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet, with Black Watch to

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The First Black Miss World Looks Back 50 Years Later

When Jennifer Hosten first arrived in the U.K. from Grenada for the 1970 Miss World contest, she had no idea there would be such a media frenzy around the competition—and its participants. She quickly realized that she would have to do the best she could to stand out. “Women from small countries, and particularly women of color, like myself, really were not expected to be more than a number

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Steve McQueen’s British Courtroom Drama Does Justice to a Landmark Case Against Black Activists

Ask yourself: What do the words “Black Power” signify to you? That’s the question several of the Mangrove Nine put to each of the potential jurors in what would prove to be a landmark civil rights trial — one in which nine Black activists were arrested on serious charges after a public demonstration against London police harassment on Aug. 9, 1970, devolved into an incendiary example of the very thing

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KPFK’s Arts In Review Welcomes L.A. Live Theater Leaders Stephanie Black, Julianna Ojeda, and Grett T. Daniels

Over the course of three weekends, thirty-four (34) of ATLA theatre companies will showcase 10-minute works.

KPFK's Arts In Review Welcomes L.A. Live Theater Leaders Stephanie Black, Julianna Ojeda, and Grett T. Daniels

KPFK Radio’s Arts in Review, Los Angeles’s longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. On September 25, Arts in Review welcomes Stephanie Black (Co-Artistic Director, IAMA Theatre Company, Julianna Ojeda, Associate Producer, Company of Angels, and Gregg T. Daniel, Artistic Director, Lower Depth Theatre, discussing their participation

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