Summer 2020 edition

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  • The Root, the premier online destination for news, politics, and culture from an African American perspective, is looking for freelance weekend and evening writers.
  • Travelnoire is hiring a Community Experience Manager, Travel Noire. For more info: visit
  • Conde Naste is committed to seeking out and hiring more BIPOC freelance writers, photographers, and illustrators.
  • I am My Grandmother’s Wildest Dream Anthology – Akili Dada wants to share stories with the world that will inspire women and girls everywhere. Sign Up to Share a Story. Deadline: 6/30/20
  • Black Travel Alliance, a newly formed group of Black Travel Content Creators, calls destination management organizations and travel brands are working toward meaningful representation of Black voices in the travel industry. They had their first online meeting on June 11th.
  • FLY BROTHER with Ernest White II premiered on PBS last month. For more information visit his multicultural travel portal
  • YOUNG BLACK AMERICANS CAN TAKE A FREE BIRTHRIGHT TRIP TO AFRICA – “It’s about providing an opportunity for people to explore their ancestry,” Birthright Africa co-founder Diallo Shabaz.
  • How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women-Podcast with Evita Robinson of Nomadness – aired June 14, 2020
  • The hashtag that shook the publishing world: #PublishingPaidMe has blown the lid off racial and gender discrepancies in book advances, with authors like Jesmyn Ward, Roxane Gay, and more revealing numbers that might shock you.
  • Another literary world shakeup: the National Book Critics Circle experienced a mass exodus, triggered by certain board members’ reactions to a drafted statement calling out racist gate keeping in publishing and reviewing.
  • Amistad Publishing created a stir with #BlackoutBestsellerList, championed by the likes of Angie Thomas and Oprah Winfrey.
  • 2020 Is the Summer of the Road Trip. Unless You’re Black. – The New York Times 6/10/20 The family road trip is making a comeback in the wake of the coronavirus, but for African-American motorists, it’s never been a source of unfettered freedom.
  • Afro Italian Soul is new website for people of African descent who live in Italy.
  • ‘In Italy I Kept Meeting Guys’: The Black Women Who Travel for Love” by Tariro Mzezewa who writes that despite Italy’s troubles with racism, African-American women are traveling to the country for love, and finding it.…

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