Month: June 2017

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Become a Noir Ambassador

Noirbnb Ambassadors from Noirbnb on Vimeo. Showcase your travel, share your journey and earn money when people sign up. Sign up at Noirbnb.com/Ambassadors or email us at Ambassadors@noirbnb.com. Make sure to follow Noirbnb on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat at @noirbnb   For more info, please check out the Noirbnb Ambassador FAQ, here: http://noirbnb.com/help/   […]

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Zanzibar International Film Festival

Date: July 8-16, 2017 Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania Event Type: Film Festival Website: https://www.ziff.or.tz/ ————————————- Taking place July 8 – 16, 2017 on the eastern shore of Africa in Stone Town, the Zanzibar International Film Festival is entering it’s 20th year of showcasing the best in African cinema and culture, with a theme that speaks volumes across […]

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Taste of Chicago

Date: July 5-9, 2017 Location: Chicago, IL Event Type: Food Festival Website: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicago.html ————————————- Music lovers, foodies, and travel enthusiasts alike wait in anticipation every year for the bloom of sunshine, spring flowers and quick afternoon rainstorms — signifying occurrences that preempt the years’ optimal quarter: Summer, aka, music and food festival season. One experience […]

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Michell Clark: Artistic Manifesto

Follow Michell on IG at @michellcclark and Twitter at @michellCClark A big criticism of music platforms currently is it’s genuine interest in breaking new talent. Time after time and blog after blog, music sites write only about mainstream artists. Michell set out to reset the dial with ArtisticManifesto.com. Along with teaching others how to correctly […]

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Travel Playlist: DJ R-Tistic

A discussion of well-rounded DJ’s on the rise would not be complete without the inclusion of Cali-based turntablist DJ R-Tistic. Born Ronald Turner II, the 2014 winner of the McDonald’s Flavor Battle DJ Competition flexed his music muscle as a producer with The Game, Glasses Malone and Murs before sliding on his DJ crown in […]

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Noirbnb and Black Travel: The History of the Green Book

To be black means to risk danger whenever setting foot in public. The few safe spaces we have are countered by an ever-growing incubator for racism. This makes travel—a liberty we should, in theory, feel safe exercising—a gamble. And this sobering reality is just another element of our history.   The phrase “open road” suggests […]

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Layover with Hollywood Exec Franklin Leonard

Hollywood is where dreams are made. Classic stories and characters are woven into our lives with the movies. We also know that Hollywood has something of an inclusion problem. Like most other institutions, the problems are structural, and go way deeper than just #OscarsSoWhite. Pathways and opportunities for people of color are absent before movies […]

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Essence Fest

  Date: June 29 – July 2, 2017 Location: New Orleans, LA Event Type: Music Festival Website: https://www.essence.com/festival-2017 ————————————- New Orleans is known for doing everything with more color, energy, and culture. So it’s not surprising that Essence returns every year for it’s Essence Fest. With Diana Ross, the return of XSCAPE, and Solange as some […]

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Launch Announcement

In the words of the legendary Sam Cooke, “It’s been a long time coming, but change is gonna come”. We’re excited to say that in our own special way, that change is finally here. We’ve spent the past year listening to customers, building our team, securing partnerships, designing and developing our full platform, while also […]

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Noirbnb Travel Story with Erin: Life of a Jet Setter

Sunshine, beaches, towering palm trees, beautiful people – Los Angeles covers it all. From snowy escapes high in the mountains, to beautiful summers down in Hollywood. With all it’s glory, reputation and beauty, why  would one need to live anywhere else, let alone leave? I get it, California is a place many dream of visiting or […]

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