NAACP and Airbnb team up to bring more opportunities to people of color

The NAACP and Airbnb are going into business together, because they have announced a new partnership to bring more opportunities to African Americans.

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The organizations revealed the news in a joint statement this week. 

“For too long, black people and other communities of color have faced barriers to access new technology and innovations,” said Derrick Johnson, interim president and CEO of the NAACP. “This groundbreaking partnership with Airbnb will help bring new jobs and economic opportunities to our communities.”

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Under the union, the groups hope to boost community outreach and education as well as diversity among its employee and supplier bases.

It will also offer “unique” revenue sharing, because the hospitality service will give 20 percent of its earnings from the partnership with the NAACP.

“The NAACP,” said Belinda Johnson, Airbnb’s chief business affairs office,” is unrivaled in its tireless work to expand economic opportunities for minority communities and we look forward to collaborating with their talented team.”

Want to learn more? Take a look at the details of the deal here

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