American Airlines announced today it is launching the first ever social networking/travel site unique to the Black community called BlackAtlas.com. The content will include blogs, discussion boards, videos, photos, travel tips and the ability to rate or make recommendations of popular destinations spots. There will also be travel video blogs and commentaries from author, filmmaker, and television producer Nelson George, who will serve as the BlackAtlas.com travel expert at large.
“I love to experience new cities, new food and meet new people. I love the thrill of discovering black culture everywhere, and so many African Americans feel the same way I do,” said Nelson George. “I want to entice more people to hit the road by giving them a different, and hopefully fresh, angle on travel through BlackAtlas.com.”
The site is scheduled to fully launch later this month.-WLW