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.

In Gratitude

If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to go far, go together African proverb On the tail of brisk autumn winds, we at Outdoor Afro welcome the holidays in the dawn of winter as a time to slow down, give thanks, and set intentions for the coming year. I often feel so…

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things!

What are your favorite things that help you get out and enjoy the outdoors? Here are ours!   We were so excited to participate in a recent video shoot put together by our flagship partner REI featuring just a few products we use from ClifBar, KEEN, and The North Face. We adore these products based on…

That’s a Wrap Chicago!

By: Outdoor Afro Leader Viva Yeboah This past Saturday, Outdoor Afro Chicago wrapped up 2013 with a hike along the Cap Saucer and Swallow Cliff loop in Palos Park, IL.               This loop is linked with several other trails that make up Cap Saucer Holdings Nature Preserve, the largest…

TRE Los Angeles and Outdoor Afro

Alisha here, Outdoor Afro leader of Los Angeles. Sunday we were invited by the amazing Nkem Of TRE Los Angeles to learn tension release exercises. We were hosted by the stunning Village PlayGarden in the beautiful Altadena foothills. We had a really great group that varied in age. We were all astounded at the highly…

A Hike to Honor our Heroes

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk At Outdoor Afro, we always take the opportunity to turn a day off into a “day out;” that is- a time to join together with our community in nature. This Veterans Day was a particularly unique day out for us because we set our intention to honor the heroes…

Big Bird in the River

  By Outdoor Afro Leader Clay Anderson Last weekend, ten Outdoor Afros felt the tug to expand their horizons, enhance their awareness, and find inspiration. Thousands of Sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, and wading birds felt the urge to avoid the cold, find something to eat, and educate their progeny. The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of…

Saturday Stewards Say “It IS Easy Being Green!”

  by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk Outdoor Afros were spotted on Saturday on  San Francisco’s Mt. Sutro doing trail maintenance and habitat restoration!   We were happy to join our partner REI and 500 other volunteers for the  Ridge Trail Service Day, especially since Mt. Sutro is natural space that we cherish and have visited many times before. Just like…