Wearing Labor Day White and Singing About Gardens

Outdoor Afro member @ebonisenai just sent us this inspirational and beautiful video of a tribute to love and living in our gardens. With a clap-clap and wistful sound, Laura Mvula beautifully channels the lyrics of Green Garden, while calling up the ancestors and having church in a swath of golden green. Take me outside Into the…

A First Time Visit to Yosemite

Submitted by Terry Rogers-Womack, who shared with us on our Facebook  page pictures so inspiring, we wanted to learn more. Today, with our hearts heavy with concern for Yosemite; its protectors and stewards, we decided to share her story about this jewel of our national heritage to inspire more caring engagement for its future. Enjoy…

Out of the Office and Into the Outdoors!

Written by Bay Area Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk Outdoor Afros aren’t ready to say good bye to summer yet! We’ve been enjoying the last few months of daylight savings time with some after work hikes. This week, we headed to Fort Funston in San Francisco. A park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area,…

Ridin’ Out! Chicago Community ride with RBG-Chi

by Viva Yeboah Last Saturday Outdoor Afro teamed up with Red Bike and Green-Chicago (RBG) for the Northside Community Ride in the Uptown and Roger Park neighborhoods. After a quick introduction and ice breaker, Eboni Hawkins, co-founder of RBG, gave us a rundown of traffic rules, road advice and details about the route we were taking….

On This Day in Outdoor Afro History…

by Zoë Polk On August 9, 1936, Outdoor Afro Jesse Owens broke world records by winning 4 Gold medals in the Berlin Olympics.  77 years later, Outdoor Afros in Oakland, California celebrated Mr. Owens by striking  our own starting pose on our hike in Sibley Volcanic Regional Park! Thank you, Jesse Owens for contributing to the long,…

Road Trip Tips and Tricks!

Our friends over at Love’s Gumbo have produced a video to help you make the most of your road trip adventures. We especially appreciate their advice to stay alert to the unexpected, and mix up your fun with our National Parks along the way! What might you add to their great suggestions? Watch!

Four Months Ago – Or Was It Last Weekend?

By: Nkrumah Frazier, Outdoor Afro Leader, South Mississippi It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 months since I spent 4 days on a mountain with a group of strangers. On Friday, April 19th 2013 a team of African American nature enthusiasts converged on a California mountain overlooking the town of Lucerne, CA and…

Into the Wilderness We Go!

Take an escape to the wilderness of Northwestern Montana with Outdoor Afro guest blogger Lamar Gore, an assistant refuge supervisor with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – originally posted on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service blog. As a kid, I spent my formative years exploring “my wilderness” at Shady Brook Park and White…