Check Out ABC Coverage of a Recent Trip!

This has been a phenominal week for media coverage, and the Outdoor Afro community is thrilled about ABC-7 coverage in the San Francisco Bay Area that not only accurately highlighted who we are and our key messages, but also shared great images of folks enjoying nature! Special thanks to ABC reporter Ken Miguel who spent so…

We Made The Root 100!

This week, we learned Rue Mapp, Outdoor Afro founder and CEO, was selected as one of TheRoot.com 100 black achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45! See the entire list! Founded in 2008 under the leadership of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root offers a unique take on breaking news,…

Almost 400 Years of Black History in a New York City Park

Who’s ready to bridge Earth Day with African American History Month all year round? Keep it locked on Bronx River Sankofa at Facebook where we also do that and love Outdoor Afro! Let’s keep it real. From Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville Florida to Harlem NY’ s Marcus Garvey Park and vanished Senaca Village within Central…

Outdoor Afro Wins a Toyota Together Green Innovation Grant!

Strengthening Outdoor Leadership Skills Outdoor Afro is SO excited to share with its community the exciting news of winning a Toyota Audubon Together Innovation Green grant of over $17,000 this year to support our Bay Area Outdoor Afro Leadership Team! As you know, Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires African-American connections to nature through recreation and…

Monta Ellis as Landscape Canvas

Photos of a large tree tattooed on the chest of Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis on the Tattoos by Randy Myspace page are making a big stir today. Thanks to urban forester Kemba of Urban Releaf for the initial sharing! The tat has now inspired her to recruit Monta to help plant trees in the…

Outdoor Afro Nominated for a Black Weblog Award!

Just got word that Outdoor Afro was nominated for Best Green/Nature/ Outdoor Blog for the Black Weblog Awards! Please take a moment to vote for us — this is such a wonderful honor! The category we appear in is on page 5 of the ballot: Click Here to VOTE! The Black Weblog Awards was founded…