A grand tour of Africa? Yes

With a huge impetus from the African Union, an epic journey covering the length of the Mother Continent is going to become a practical reality in 2018. Back in the 1600s, when Europeans were busily “discovering” lands already populated by peoples of color, well-to-do families would send their kids on on a journey through Europe […]

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ETHIOPIA: Africa’s Jerusalem

[smartslider3 slider=2] The rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia are solid proof that Black people have always been more than “hewers of wood and drawers of water.” Lalibela is a village of maybe 30,000 souls, wedged into the steep, rugged mountains of northern Ethiopia.   If it’s not at or near the top of your bucket list of […]

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Africa: The Brazilian Connection

The flow of culture between The Mother Continent and South America’s largest country runs both ways. Wherever you set foot there and for as long as you live, Africa will always find ways to amaze and surprise you. The latest surprise to me came as I was preparing information on a nine-day tour next year […]

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