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‘It feels like home’: why are Black Americans moving to Costa Rica?

‘It feels like home’: why are Black Americans moving to Costa Rica?

Race and moneyLife and style‘It feels like home’: why are Black Americans moving to Costa Rica? The Caribbean coast of Central America’s safest and most stable country offers Black expats a life that is less stressful, more affordable, and free from the burdens of everyday racism Brianna HoltThu 9 Sep 2021 05.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 9 Sep 2021 09.03 EDTWhen she first set foot in Costa Rica, Davia Shannon knew instantly that she would eventually return permanently. She loved being able to do yoga with the jungle as her backdrop and surf whenever she pleased. Even more, she valued the sense of freedom she gained. Free of the fear, anxiety and pain driven by not feeling accepted in the US, Shannon had found her future home.Upon arriving back in California after her 10-day visit, Shannon, now 46, developed a one-year exit plan which consisted of renting out her house, selling her car, rehoming her furniture and downsizing to 12 suitcases.In March 2016, Davia Shannon packed up her belongings and left her lifelong home in Los Angeles to move 3,500 miles away with her twin daughters.The adjustment wasn’t simple. Shannon, who comes from a large family, was hoping to recreate the same communal atmosphere in Puerto Viejo, with people who understood her struggles and came from a similar lifestyle, but admits that settling in was challenging. “I couldn’t find anybody that looked like me and when I did, I felt like …

The Strike Zone—August 30, 2021

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The Strike Zone—August 30, 2021

The NFL’s longstanding failure to hire non-white candidates into key coaching and executive positions has been well-documented, but a new ESPN analysis reveals much of the same lack of progress in college football. It was merely 1979 when Willie Jeffries became the first Black head coach hired to lead a Division I-A (now FBS, Football […]

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Surviving as a Black business owner isn’t easy, but there are resources to help | Gene Marks

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