Yo Snoop! Visit a National Park!
great outdoors. Johnson (whose novel Gloryland was excerpted in our September/October 2009 issue) aims to increase the number of African-Americans visiting the national park system. At present, he says, he's more likely to meet a family from Japan than an African-American family from nearby Oakland. "All Snoop Dogg has to do is go camping in Yosemite and it would change the world," Johnson says. There's already a petition to Snoop Dogg's PR firm, 5W Public Relations, calling on the rap superstar to step up and camp out. You can add your John Doe here.