Oakland resident reconnects African-Americans to outdoors

18 Aug

By CB Smith-Dahl, Oakland Local

A conversation with Rue Mapp about her website, OutdoorAfro.com, is an exercise in inspiration.

The site includes blog entries like “5 Concerns That Keep Black Folks Out of the Woods” and “Etiquette Tips for Camping With Friends and Family.” It also includes a social network where travelers of all ages and races post both advice and adventures in camping. Yet the most amazing adventure is Rue’s trip from her local Oakland roots to our nation’s capitol.

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