June 10, 2016
Despite the confusingly similar names – which are a coincidence – Noirbnb and Noirebnb are run by different people. However Noirbnb’s founders, Stefan Grant and Ronnia Cherry, claim to have had the name and idea first. The pair were staying at an Airbnb in Decatur, Georgia, with friends last year when a neighbour suspected them of robbing the house they were renting – and ended up calling the police….
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3634803/Two-rival-websites-launch-Airbnb-alternatives-black-people-guests-experience-racial-discrimination-trying-book-accommodation.html#ixzz4BBAC2soE