The furor over racial discrimination at Airbnb, Inc. has been elevated to Capitol Hill. It’s welcome news –and right on time. Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D- NC), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) reached out to Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, in an effort to strong-arm Chesky into ordering a thorough investigation […]

If you’re African-American and planning a vacation, you may want to check out a hotel before booking Airbnb. Hosts on Airbnb haven’t exactly welcomed Black folks into their homes. Racial discrimination, according to a Harvard study, is rampant during online bookings, especially if hosts with Airbnb conclude that the folks who are booking are Black. […]

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Shirley Vernae sat down and spoke with founder of Soul Society & Essence’s Senior Marketing Manager, Rondel Holder and got tips for her future travel…

“One of our big mottos is book now, plan later,” Evita Robinson, founder of the Nomadness Travel Tribe gleefully admits. Even though we were chatting on the phone, I felt like I could see her fingering the pages of her passport with a smile stretched across her lips. Robinson’s got every right to be proud […]