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Laz Alonso: The New Celebrity Ambassador for Black Atlas

Recently, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, N.Y., Laz Alonso was feted as the new celebrity ambassador for American Airlines’ African American-focused website,

Black Atlas encourages African Americans to share their experiences as they travel to different states and countries, giving readers a peek into other cultures. Black Atlas is content-rich with travel blogs and videos.

Celebrities in attendance included TV personality Tanika Ray, Jennifer Williams of “Basketball Wives,” Robert Townsend, Al Reynolds, BJ Coleman, Phillip Bloch, Demetria Lucas. Melanie Fiona serenaded guests with a stellar performance.

Alonso is circling the globe for Black Atlas to find the most interesting, eye-opening travel experiences. Check out a preview of what’s to come below.