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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine Celebrates 30th Anniversary with the Launch of the “Black America 250” National Initiative

Nationwide — As the exclusive award-winning African-American owned trade publication for the travel and hospitality industry, Black Meetings & Tourism magazine celebrates 30 years of publishing with the launching of Black America 250™, a national media and marketing initiative that commemorates this country’s 250th anniversary.

On July 4, 2026 something phenomenal will occur in our country and we are all positioned to be a significant part of it. On that day the United States of America will commemorate its 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the Semiquincentennial. Already the eyes of the world are focused on this nation as many activities and media events which are tied in to plans for celebrating that momentous occasion are in development.

In keeping with the mission of the non-partisan U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission created by congress (PL 114–1962), “to design and implement initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250,” the publishers of Black Meetings & Tourism magazine (BM&T), in association with the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), the Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC), the National Policy Alliance (NPA), MOJO Marketing + PR, and the Regional CAL Black Chamber SFV (RCBC SFV), has launched Black America 250™.

This is a multiyear media and marketing initiative, which showcases the legacy and contributions of African Americans in this country by amplifying the triumphs, resiliency, and resourcefulness that they have demonstrated during this nation’s 250-year history.

John Garrison Marks, author of Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery: Race, Status, and Identity in the Urban America, recently said in TIME magazine, “Beyond simply celebrating the Revolution, the Semiquincentennial commemoration is also an opportunity to share American history that fully explores the diverse people and complex events of our country’s past.”

Read about the five pillars and three components of the Black America 250™ initiative in the current online version of the January/February ’24 Special Edition of Black Meetings & Tourism magazine. https://digital.copcomm.com/i/1515188-january-february-2024/30

To get additional information on Black America 250™, visit TheBlackAmerica250.com. Be sure to take the Black America 250™ Destination QUIZ to be entered in a drawing to win merchandise.

Publishing for over 30 years, Black Meetings & Tourism is the exclusive international trade publication by, and for, the $129+ billion African American segment of
the $1.9 trillion U.S. Travel and Hospitality industry.

For press inquiries, contact 818-694-7830/ 818-231-7799 or tourisman@aol.com/ glo.herbert@gmail.com

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