For many black families, prime-time television beats outdoor recreational activity. And while catching up on Monday’s Basketball Wives can be quite a bonding experience, OutdoorAfro.com wants to get more African Americans off the sofa and into nature. OutdoorAfro.com features a wealth of information and tools to help black families learn about outdoor recreational opportunities in their area, as well as to help them connect with others.

Founder Rue Mapp, an outdoor enthusiast, was even invited to participate in the White House’s Great Outdoors Conference initiative.

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