Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blacks Outdoors


By Norris McDonald

There are other African American groups out there involved in outdoors activities.  There is the notion that Blacks aren't necessarily interested in the outback.  There is also the reality that Blacks have abandoned rural and outback experiences in favor of a sophisticated urban pathos.  Well the groups below are taking us back out there where we belong too.

Urban American Outdoors

Urban American Outdoors is the First Multicultural Outdoor TV show in the country. Celebrating our thirteenth year we are EMMY nominated and have won over 50 Broadcast Industry Awards representing the Outdoors Lifestyle.
Mission: To share the beauty of the Outdoors Lifestyle. To let everyone know that Outdoors belongs to all of us and everyone should be included in decisions concerning its healthy continuation for future generations.The Outdoors brand has always been represented by one viewpoint and we are here to promote inclusion and bring Diversity to the table to share all stories of the greatness of Outdoors.
Company Overview: Urban American Outdoors is produced by Urban American Productions based in Kansas City and is a MBE and WBE. The show is hosted and produced by businessman and avid outdoorsman Wayne Hubbard and Executive Producer Candice Price. The show airs across the US on various TV Affiliates and Internationally in Europe. The show depicts the Outdoors Lifestyle, Entertainment, Travel, Cultural History and Cooking.

Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires African American connections to nature.
Mission: Outdoor Afro uses social media and develops locally relevant leadership to create communities and events in nature.

They collaborate and partner with regional and national organizations that support diverse participation in the Great Outdoors.
Company Overview: Outdoor Afro is a community that supports reconnecting African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more!

African American National Parks Event

June 7th & 8th 2014, are the new dates for this event. Please mark your calendars.
Description: They are organizing a day when African Americans across the country will congregate in one of their local National Parks.This CALL TO ACTION is to show that African Americans do enjoy the outdoors and will work to protect and maintain our precious resources. There are numerous stories of African Americans forging history in our national parks, such as the Buffalo Soldiers and Colonel Charles Young. Let's make sure their stories continue to be told.

1 comment:

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