Apply to Join the 2014 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team Today!

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to share it with others?  Consider applying to join the 2014 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team today! Just two years ago, we successfully launched the volunteer Outdoor Afro Leadership Team–the OALT, of 13 folks who formed a team of “experience ambassadors” for Outdoor Afros all around the country. Since then,…

Don’t Wanna Rough It?

Enjoying nature doesn’t always have to mean pitching a tent or cooking over open flames. Check out these trip ideas from our friends at Marriott Hotels, just in time to plan Spring Break!     Gateway to the Great Outdoors – An infographic by the team at Marriott Hotels

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Hiking Basics Class at REI NYC SOHO Store!

By Melissa Danielle Several new Outdoor Afros braved the snow last week to drop in for a special day hiking basics class at REI’s NYC SOHO store. The class was hosted by Scott, an avid hiker who worked as an NYC Park Ranger in Van Cortlandt Park (an 1100+ acre park in The Bronx) prior…


Adventures in Hiking and Snow Dancing in Oakland

By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk With the Sierra winter snowpack at historic lows, we at Outdoor Afro Northern California have been hoping for a “dump.”  A heavy snowstorm last weekend would have enabled us to join our REI family for their annual Winter Trails Day event but also protect all of us in California from…


Conservation – Consciousness Runs Deep

This is our friend Chad Brown, and we adore all he does. Check out his latest joint below! Conservation – Consciousness Runs Deep from Soul River on Vimeo. Soul River challenges traditional media by embracing the unconventional with their production of Conservation – Consciousness Runs Deep. Created and written by creative director Chad Brown, Conservation…


California Coast Crabbing for the Holidays!

Crab, with is tender melt-in-your-mouth, sweet-salty goodness is an ocean floor delight for many. And this week, Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp decided to catch her own! Crab is a staple of holiday festivities; shows up on date night plates, or an indulgent treat that requires you to get intimate with it using a combination…

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Looking Back, Up, and Forward: Greenpoint Walking Tour

By, Melissa Danielle, Outdoor Afro NYC The coldest day of the autumn season couldn’t keep a few adventurous Outdoor Afros from trekking out to one of North Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods: Greenpoint. Once a thriving agricultural center, Greenpoint quickly became the hub of industrial manufacturing, establishing shipbuilding, oil refining, pottery, glassworks, and more along its waterfront. Today,…


Nelson Mandela

Today, our hearts are heavy to learn about the transition of Nelson Mandela, with whom we are honored to have shared the same planet. Mandela will be forever known as a beacon of freedom, and a symbol of transcendence toward peace. Father Mandela, we salute you at sunset.