1. Go on a Scavenger Hunt.
This may sound crazy, but there are likely a lot of undiscovered gems in your city. The current hyperlocal craze has people on a quest to support their local economies. Join them by establishing Google alerts for free activities in your area, or following news outlets on Twitter. I read the news about my city like I’m a tourist, then jot down all the places I’ve never heard of and grab a friend to check them out!

2. Try an Extreme Sport.
For some of us vixens, that could just mean an outdoors activity, or a water sport. You can likely find a summer class starting soon to learn sailing, golf, jet-skiing, cycling and more. Join a young professionals organization. Businesses seeking publicity will offer discounts to these groups, and they center on networking while experiencing something new. Or look for your local chapter of Black Girls Run!, a national organization that shows black girls do run marathons, 5Ks and other stuff people think we don’t usually do.

3. Go Out With Strangers.
After college, it can be hard to make friends, especially if you’ve moved to a new city. Boost your chances by seeking people with common interests. This way you’ll automatically have something to talk about and can avoid the awkward pauses at those after-work mixers. On Meetup.com you can join a random group or start your own. I know you think you’re the only vixen who likes to blog about indie movies with foreign subtitles. Chances are you’re not alone!

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  1. So your just gonna lump all Blacks together and say were so dumb and need to be told to try new things? AAARRGH! And then give us a whacked list of items that have no rhyme or reason?

    WTF??? Who the hell came up with this crap? This article never should have seen the light of day. You just lost all cred in my book and will be a place I no longer visit for news or information.

    Maybe the Black people you know don’t do any of these things, but I can guarantee you there are plenty of us who do. Myself included. A scavenger hunt? What ? Did you have a very deprived childhood or something?The “sky diving” made me laugh. I guess Black paratroopers don’t count.

    But “Go Out With Strangers?” Everybody new you meet is a stranger. So what your telling me is if I’m in bookstore (Tell me, do we even go to bookstores in your universe?) and strike up a conversation with someone, who asks me out for coffee to continue the discussion….I would normally not do this because I’m Black? “Juicing?”Dancers, pro & non-pro athletes, health advocates, body builders and plain ordinary people who are Black have been doing this stuff for ages.

    When I see crap like this I just want to slap somebody!

    It paints Black people as “socially illiterate” and incapable of thinking outside of the box. I live in Colorado and here we ski, snowboard, hike, camp and climb, do white water rafting and more.

    I can’t believe I had to read an article so pathetic as this on this site. Sad.

    • @Cheryl Stoy: Oh Cheryl- thank you! *cheering* No group of people are monolithic… It’s annoying when articles put us in a box. I’d rather see a site not post that post something that isn’t quality.

  2. This was horrible and annoying.

    • Agreed ladies. Stereotypes are just ignorances verbalized. I know that I do 3 of the 5 listed here regularly. We are so varied in our interests. Someone pulled this out of their arse.

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