Since the flight, Angelica’s videos showcasing the event have garnered over 3 million views collectively, on dozens of Black travel TikTok and Instagram pages, with over half a million views on her TikTok feed alone. Angelica believes her videos have been so popular due to the fact that they show something seldom seen in the travel space.
“There’s an underlying sense of pride when you are a part of over 200 Black passengers moving as a unit through the airport, but also the pilots, flight attendants, and Delta executives that flew with us. We don’t often occupy these spaces in large numbers, which is why I believe the videos struck a chord and had so much virality amongst the Black travel community. Additionally, there’s a source of comfort and familiarity when you don’t feel the need to code switch, can use AAVE, and are simultaneously professionals, entrepreneurs, and business leaders; the trip personified Black excellence.”
Although the trip was quick, it was packed with activities. In addition to networking receptions, cocktail hours, hiking at Runyon Canyon, and a tour of The Gathering Spot’s newest location, attendees spent time lounging at the Dream Hollywood’s rooftop pool, visiting local spots like In-N-Out Burger, shopping on Rodeo Drive, and a culminating gala where DVSN performed.
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