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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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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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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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On Guard: Daryl Homer on being Black and winning gold

“In London, I was a child. In Rio, I matured. In Tokyo, I will manifest.” — I’ve recently created this mantra to make sense of my journey as an athlete. I started fencing at 11 years old, while living in the Bronx, New York. My mother, sister, and I moved there from St. Thomas, USVI […]

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Noirbnb Travel Story with Imani: Traveling While Pregnant

Five states. Six cities in China. Two cities in Thailand. Poland. Germany; all of the places I’ve stepped foot during my pregnancy. In hindsight, I often wonder how I was able to do it. It was such a turn of events, as my husband and I are newlyweds, just getting our feet wet in the marriage game. I […]

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