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When Colombians elected their first leftist president ever on Sunday, they also elected the country’s first Black vice president: Francia Marquez, a single mother who worked as a maid before challenging international mining interests as a fiery environmentalist. Her victory marks a turning point in a country plagued by social inequalities and historically governed by conservative elites.

“It’s time to move from resistance to power,” the 40-year-old candidate would chant, raising her fist – with a smile.

Editor’s Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

 Here  is a list of flight deals to five destinations for less than $400 round-trip this august!

 

1. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy getaway on the beach, then St. Thomas is your answer.

The island is known for its gorgeous beaches and water sports such as sailing and snorkeling.

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There are multiple flights to Saint Thomas for a less than $120 round-trip this August, including Washington D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

Leaving Orlando will get you there for the cheapest at $93 round-trip, according to Skyscanner.

 

 When it comes to Black History, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Muhammad Ali are often mentioned and rightfully so. But what do you know about other Black history heroes across the diaspora like Yaksuke of Japan or Jamaica’s Queen Nanny and David Fagen from the Philippines? If their names don’t immediately ring a bell, you’re not alone. There are several global Black figures that made their mark in this world, and their stories are only now coming to light.

Here Are 6 Black History Figures Across the Diaspora that you should know.