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Celebrating Teresa Baker, National Park Advocate!

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We are so proud to share this wonderful article and Q&A with Outdoor Afro Leader and pioneer of African Americans in the National Parks Event, Teresa Baker! California outdoorswoman Teresa Baker doesn’t just love national parks. She encourages thousands of people around the country to love them, too. For two years, she has been the…

We did it again, this time with a challenge…

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By Alisha Pye, Los Angeles Outdoor Afro Leader So we went hiking above the Mountain Gate Country Club again, but this time we decided to mix it up a bit. So we decided to go off the fire trail and hike the hills. This was a great hike although we had fewer people we had…

Geocaching Your Way Through Black History

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What exactly is Geocaching, you ask? “Geocaching can be a fantastic way to spend some time outdoors, discovering and learning more about your world, in places both near and far, alone or with family and friends. It’s like treasure hunting, but the treasure is the experience.” Guest Blog by Cat Clark tells us more about…

Musings of an Urban Park Manager: A Black Male Reflection

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Greetings Outdoor Afros: I’m Morgan Powell and this is my fifth blog here at Outdoor Afro.  I’m the founder of Bronx River Sankofa – a documentary series on Cable TV and Facebook featuring African-American environmentalists from New York City’s greenest borough.  Many male Harlem Renaissance writers and other 20th century brothers-on-a-soap-box wrote about the invisible…

Catch Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro on CBS Bay Area

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We are grateful to have been on CBS Bay Sunday Show, which aired in the San Francisco Bay area earlier this week. For those of you who live outside the area – or were out on a hike while the show aired here is the link to the video for you to enjoy and share! Thanks…

Environmentalism: Nothing New for African-Americans

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Submitted by Morgan Powell, a landscape designer, who edits Bronx River Sankofa on You Tube and Facebook.  He is passionate about New York’s Bronx River and its African American heritage. Here is his third submission in a series to highlight the generous yet delicate resource of the Bronx River and African American engagement with our environment…

Day Tripping: What You Can Discover on the Bronx River and Beyond!

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Morgan Powell is  a landscape designer who edits Bronx River Sankofa on You Tube and Facebook.  He is passionate about New York’s Bronx River and its African American heritage. Here is Morgan’s second submission in a three-part series to highlight the generous yet delicate resource of the Bronx River: I’ve just  taken my fellow Whole Communities…

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

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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…

North Carolina Outdoor Afros!

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Check out this trip report of a recent outing lead by Outdoor Afro leader  Beky Branagan in her own words.           Our Story At 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 23rd, we met at the rest station at Umstead State Park, Cary, NC. Four of us attended including myself and my child, Gabby. One…

National Kids to Parks Day – May 19th!

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Join Outdoor Afro in getting excited about the second annual National Kids to Parks Day May 19th, 2012! What a great opportunity to celebrate nature with kids, families, and fellow outdoor people! The National Park Trust and our mascot Buddy Bison wants everyone to have an American park experience. We are inviting every family in America…