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Moovn Is The Black Owned Ride Sharing App Gearing Up To Rival Uber And Lyft

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Moovn, a ride sharing app founded by Tanzanian-born Godwin Gabriel is gearing up to compete with the top two major players in the game – Uber and Lyft. With many pledging to #deleteuber after the company capitalized on a 1 hour transit strike by taxi...

Airbnb Introduces New Rules To Fight Discrimination Among Hosts

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Airbnb is taking steps to fight one of its most prevalent problems – discrimination of guests based on race, sexuality and/or religion. The company released a 32 page non-discrimination policy report highlighting ways it is actively trying to eliminate bias on its platform. The company’s...

Caribbean Festivals Outside of the Caribbean Are Terrible, So Please Stop Inviting Me

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My friends know how much I love Trinidad Carnival and for that reason, they believe I should be open to attending the various Caribbean-related parades and festivities that happen all throughout North America, typically during the summer. “Let’s go to Caribana (Toronto’s annual Caribbean festival)!”...

So Now There’s Noirebnb & Noirbnb to Combat #AirBnBWhileBlack

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Two separate companies have recently launched to combat discrimination black customers of AirBnB have faced. Both Noirebnb and Noirbnb were recently created by tech entrepreneurs. Rohan Gilkes started working on Noirebnb almost three weeks ago when he tried to book a house in Idaho and was denied, but his...

AirBnb Host Uses Racial Slurs, Rejects Black Businesswoman’s Reservation

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My friend and classmate here at Kellogg had a hateful and racist encounter with an @Airbnb host. pic.twitter.com/rFHlwqy5sQ — Shani C. Taylor (@shanictaylor) May 31, 2016 An Airbnb host in North Carolina cancelled on an investment banker after realizing she was black and then attacked...

Airbnb Sued For Racial Discrimination

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Two weeks ago, #AirbnbWhileBlack was a trending topic because black travelers aired their grievances with hosts who refused to rent to them because of their race. One man in particular, Gregory Seldon, told his story of how he was refused a Philly rental last year...