Spoken Word Flows Like A River

We just learned about this video created by Chad Brown from Portland, Oregon, from our friends at the Sierra Club. This short spoken word clip zips together fly fishing and nature so elegantly. We love it, and think you will too! Read more about this group and their cutting edge approach to connect more people to…

Brother Yusuf’s Corner – September

Green Tech High Charter School Students in Albany, New York Get Youth Outdoors and Prepared for “Green Youth Leadership” Brother Yusuf Burgess, Outdoor Afro Contributor Black Forest Lodge – Cornwall, NY This summer the Green Tech High Charter School’s BOYS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP TEAM (B.O.L.T.) was successful at getting 18 participants certified in Outdoor Leadership by…

Brother Yusuf’s Corner

As Outdoor Afro has grown, I have been delighted by the swell of women represented in both the digital and “real” community who love all aspects of the outdoors. It’s been so refreshing to see women, especially brown women, as “doers” when it comes to outdoor recreation, since traditionally the images of bike riders, climbers,…

Hoods to Woods

Brian Deka Paupaw was born and raised in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn — a world away from the ski lifestyle. But once he discovered  snowboarding as an undergrad, it changed his life. He’s been riding for about nine years now, and made the short film, “Hoods to Woods“, about his journey from sidewalks to mountaintops, and his…