Elaine Lee

“Traveling While Black” Round Table Discussion

Join us as we celebrate World Tourism Day on Monday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Former CNN travel reporter, Kalin Thomas will moderate “Traveling While Black: Tales & Tips from Black Women Travel Writers. Join the discussion by registering here: https://bit.ly/3taPDNa

Excerpt from Interview with Elaine in Essence’s July Edition

A few of my travel tips are being featured in this month’s Essence Magazine. One of their staffers conducted an extensive interview with me a few weeks ago on the subject of road travel but they only showcased a small segment of the discussion and no picture. Darn it. Nonetheless, I am glad they sought me out, asked for input, gave me a shout out and an opportunity to encourage people to hit the road. No such thing as a small victory.

Spring Newsletter – 2021

Below is a link to the newsletter. https://ckarchive.com/b/o8ukhqhder6n Excerpt from the newsletter! Faith Adiele wrote episodes for HBO Max calm series one of which featured Mahershala Ali as a narrator of her writing as well as a calm app that features Idris Alba. The Alba one is a travel story set in Lesotho, South Africa.

“Walking Each Other Home: The Ministry of Presence and Song for the Dying”

“Walking Each Other Home: The Ministry of Presence and Song for the Dying” is the name of the story I wrote about the Threshold Choir for Alta Magazine. I am thrilled that they included it in their premier 2021 “year in review print edition.” The online version will be coming out soon.Its not a travel …

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Fall Newsletter – 2020

Here is a link to the Fall 2020 edition! https://ckarchive.com/b/d0ueh0hvg0ld Below is excerpt: Wavelength is the Black Travel Alliance’s premier networking event connecting the travel industry to Black travel journalists, creators, and influencers, taking place virtually on 5th December 2020 from 12 noon to 4 pm ET/5 pm to 9 pm BST. – Expedia Group …

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Meet Africa’s New Chocolatocracy. Check out Elaine’s story in Bon Appetit

Halloween week 2020 was the ideal time to share the candy story that I recently wrote for Bon Appetit Magazine! It was a labor of love to write about five of my fav subjects: Africa, Paris, chocolate, women’s entrepreneurship and prying off the shackles of colonialism. Excerpt:When we think of chocolate, brands like Hershey’s, Cadbury, …

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Elaine Lee and Faith Adiele gave an online workshop on the history of black travel and black travel writing.

On August 11, 2020, the Bay Area Travel Writers Association hosted an online presentation featuring Elaine Lee and Faith Adiele. Elaine spoke on the history of black travel and her speech was entitled “From the Slaveship to the Spaceship” followed by Faith who shared her efforts to decolonize travel writing, update the canon, expand the …

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“Go Girl” selected as one of top 15 travel books by Travel Noire.

TravelNoire recently published a list of their top 15 travel books and “Go Girl” made the cut. Travel Noire is a digital platform that helps African American travelers, discover, plan and experience new destinations. They are dedicated to facilitating conversation and providing resources to black travelers around the globe. They are one of the leaders …

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Special Summer 2020 edition

Link to the newsletter here: https://ckarchive.com/b/mvu7h5hw675m Below is an excerpt from the newsletter: Afrocentric Travel News/Info Feature articles – thanks to BLM there a plethora of them. Here is a sampling. Looking for more information about racial discrimination in the travel industry? Check out Travel Massive’s BLM lounge – a space to share resources, information, links, …

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