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3 Powerful Things that Traveling the Globe Taught Me

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I spun the globe around as quickly as I could. With the confidence of a fourth grader, I pointed to each continent and said, “One day I am going there.” My teacher overheard me and reassuring replied, “I believe that you will, Tyra.” My fascination and desire to travel actually began because of my introduction…

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#SHOPPE NAIJA: The Black and Bourgie Shoppe Black Experience in Lagos

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I’ve wanted to attend Social Media Week Lagos for the last five years, ever since my girl Ngozi Odita founded it with a group of fellow Nigerians. The largest innovation and technology convening on the Continent, SMW Lagos is definitely a Nigerian hot spot for the cool girls and guys representing innovation in Africa across industries.…

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How to Negotiate The Ultimate Vacation with your Employer

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In many areas of the world, work is only a part of life with enough time off to actually enjoy the money you earn. In fact, Europeans are among the least-deprived vacationers with some nations across the pond offering up to 30 days off. T-H-I-R-T-Y! Meanwhile here in the US, the average worker gets 15…

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Do Lagos Like This During Social Media Week

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Lagos City The Centre of Excellence. The beating pulse of Africa’s most populous nation. Located in the southwestern point of Nigeria, Lagos is home to approximately 18 million people. The city has a relentless energy that hardly ever disappoints. From February 27 to March 8, Lagos will host Social Media Week and an influx of…

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Zakiyyah Myers, Co-Founder of Innclusive, offers an Alternative to Airbnb

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Innclusive could be described as the online version of The Negro Motorist Green Book. The “Green Book” was a guide intended to help Black travelers avoid discrimination during the period of racial segregation.  It listed businesses that would accept Black customers and even provided a service that made lodging reservations for clients. Fast forward to…

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Tastemakers Africa: Giving You a “Taste” of an Africa You’ve Never Seen

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When you think of travel to Africa, what is the first image that pops into your mind? Probably something to do with wildlife and so-called jungles. If you are like a growing number of people, you now imagine the breathtaking views, delicious food and cool places to hangout. One person responsible for this change in…

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