This weekend, Saturday November 3rd, the East Austin Community Fall Festival will take place at the George Washington Carver Library. Come out and join the fun starting at 11:00am. The Founder, Shametra McGregor, has enlisted a great musical talent Kevin Sandbloom. Ujima had the opportunity to discuss his music. Check him out at the festival.… Read More Hey Y’all It’s Kevin Sandbloom!
I love to share stories of people in our community who make things happen. They see a need and the next thing you know a festival is born. I wanted to find out about the East Austin Community Festival and how Shametra McGregor is making it come together. Ujima Magazine was able to catch up… Read More [Edited] Meet the Organizer Of The East Austin Community Fall Festival on November 3rd
Today ten years ago, Ujima was born and shared with the community. As we celebrate today, I want to thank everyone who has wrote an article, shared their stories, took a photograph and read the magazine. Each one of your contributions is woven into our history. I can’t say it enough… Thank You, Thank You… Read More Celebrating Ten Years 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉
The New Issue of Ujima Is Out Today! Check It Out 🙂 You can pick up a copy in the next week! To Enlarge click the dot in the middle.
What’s rocking your Diaspora? Celebrating your culture, rocking your black pride, connecting with others who do it for the culture, in a positive environment, dancing, breaking bread and loving every moment of it. Africa Jamaica 🇯🇲 Trinidad Tobago 🇹🇹 Cuba 🇨🇺 Brazil 🇧🇷 United States 🇺🇸 Columbia France 🇫🇷 Venezuela 🇻🇪 Mexico 🇲🇽 Peru 🇵🇪… Read More Rock Your Diaspora!
Rose Smith (Coach Smith) birthed the idea of the Authentically East Austin Food Tour as a result of the work and legacy left behind by so many business owners and community advocates of these historic neighborhoods. Her father-in-law (Charles Smith Sr. – Founder of Blackland Neighborhood Association) was determined to fight the University of Texas’… Read More Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?
The event supports CEO Rhonda Mundhenk’s mission to close health disparity gap Rhonda Mundhenk, J.D., MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer for Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), one of the leading Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Central Texas. LSCC has seventeen clinic sites throughout five counties known for its clinical excellence and innovation.… Read More Lone Star Circle Of Care Hosts Urban Health Expo March 24
Directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler are making history at the box office. They are two talented directors of A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther respectfully. It’s a milestone to celebrate. Aisha Barkley of All Black Media wrote a short piece about how these two directors did well this past weekend at the box office.… Read More Black Directors Holding The Top 2 Spots At The Box Office
The new issue of Ujima can be picked up at the following locations: Carver Library and the Carver Museum Springdale Library Willie Mae Kirk Library David Chapel Baptist Church St. James Baptist Church Hoovers Restaurant Grab Your Copy Today!
Just a quick reminder that the digital issue of Ujima is out. Look for the print issue coming soon. Share the link with your friends and family! #ujimaatx #febmarissue #embraceyourcommunity, #staywoke #celebratingourvision Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima
Check out the latest issue of Ujima! Look for the printed issue soon. #Ujima #UjimaAtx #newsmag #celebratingthevision #embraceyourcommunity #newsandinformation #staywoke #collectiveworkandresponsibility #ujimafebmar Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima
As we finish up the first week of the New Year, we have a fresh opportunity to reach a never before set and targeted goal. No more creating New Year resolutions that may not pan out. It’s time to set goals that are personal and meaningful to the pursuit of our passions in… Read More What Are You Passionate About?
Glaucoma is a complicated disease. It can damage your optic nerve that leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. We all need to make sure we take care of our eyesight. I wear eyeglasses and know the importance of eye exams and making sure your eyes are checked… Read More Glaucoma Awareness Month
Karen Duncan, the owner of Peeks Cruises and Tours, has created a foundation that allows families, who have children or adult children with a disablility, go on a vacation. Many families who have loved ones with disabilities do not go on vacations because they are caught up in the day to day life of caring… Read More AWADAE- Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilesy
Happy Holidays Everyone! The new issue of Ujima is out! You will be able to pick up your copy around town next week. But in the meantime, if you want to get a jump start on what’s happening, check out the digital issue today!!!!
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This is a disease you have to get taken care of early in order to live with it successfully. There are common symtoms you can look for to determine if you are at risk for Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association list some of the most common symtoms to look… Read More Taking Care Of Your Diabetes
Waller Creek Conservancy announces the return of Creek Show taking place November 10-18, 2017. Free and open to the public, explore six luminescent, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek between 5th and 8th Streets, all created by local talent. Celebrate Austin Art Month Friday, November 10, with the public opening of the show including a… Read More WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES CREEK SHOW 2017 PROGRAMMING AND ARTISTS Six Austin-Based Design Teams Light Up the Night November 10-18
If you are a pet parent you are always concerned about your fur baby being safe during the holiday season. They are sometimes overwhelmed by new people, noise and all the stimulation that comes with it. Tomorrow is Halloween. Some furbies are use to dressing up and being among the chaos but even with that,… Read More Safety Tips for your Fur Baby during Halloween
What started out as the question, “Why is there tension between long time East Austin neighbors and newcomers?” was born the idea for the East Austin Community Festival. Now in its fourth year, event organizers see the necessity of neighbors coming together and building positive relationships. The festival is free and will be held on… Read More Uniting the East Austin Community Through Giving Fourth Annual Free East Austin Community Festival Held Saturday, Nov. 4
You can read the lastest issue of Ujima now! Look for the printed copies next week in your neighborhood!!! Damita Miller-Shanklin Publisher
Don’t miss this event on September 30th. Get your tickets today! Ujima is looking forward to being a part of this great day of learning, engaging and connecting. We will see you there! #paigeVII, #ujimaatx, #ujimanewsmag #ujimaatx #celebratingthevision #newsandinformation #embrace #karentaylorbass #brandme Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima
The newspaper is out! We are celebrating JWHill Productions and the award-winning playwright Jeanette Hill. #ujima #UjimaAtx #celebratingthevision #jwhillproductions #jeanettehill #playwright #theater #embraceyourcommunity Damita Miller-Shanklin Publisher
It’s time to get your flyest all white ensemble and prepare for an evening of comedy, live music, and just getting your sexy on!! This will be a classic night! Your host will the ONE and only. Fly guy with the bowties. BIG Ced of the hottest RNB station in Austin 95.9RNB. You want comedy?… Read More Classic Night~The All White Edition
We are celebrating our freedom! Austin and our surrounding areas will be celebrating with fun for the family, parades, music and of course good food. To help plan your day of activities, below are a few events you may want to consider and share with others. AUSTIN The Austin parade will be on June 17th… Read More Juneteenth In and Around Austin 2017
Summer has arrived and children are out of school. What will they do with all the time on their hands? Here are a few ideas you may consider to keep your little ones enjoying fun, learning new things and meeting new people. The Austin Zoo- This is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy… Read More Fun Summer Fun for Your Children
For many young professionals, going from work to glam isn’t easy. But don’t worry though— Avonda Turner has got you covered. Turner tells theGrio.com she really felt the need to upgrade her wardrobe when she started her professional career. Her first thought was to purchase statement jewelry to add a pop to her look, but she couldn’t afford… Read More [News] Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step
If you are a person who wears and loves makeup, you may find this story of interest. Check out these two business women who created Mented for all skin tones. When it comes to beauty, Kristen “KJ” Miller and Amanda E. Johnson refuse to settle. In September 2015, the two friends and former Harvard Business School classmates… Read More [News] These black women entrepreneurs are showing love to all skin tones with ‘Mented’
New Issue of Ujima News Magazine is out! Grab your copy next week while you are out and about. If you like, you can read it digitally at the link below. If you would like to learn more about advertising options, please contact us now at Ujimamagazine.com. #ujimanewsmag #ujimaatx #rosevelthawkins #leadership #celebratingthevision #embraceyourcommunity #ujimamagazine… Read More Welcome to Ujima News Magazine!
Last week I had the opportunity give back to my community by volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank. The new facility is nice and it houses a kitchen as well. I didn’t know what to expect being it was my first time there. The staff was prepared and had a workflow that got us… Read More Giving Back at the Central Texas Food Bank
Where did the love of the Kentucky Derby come from? Me. Watching horses running around a track. Why am I enjoying this sport? Who am I? This was the second year I watched the Kentucky Derby and I find myself intrigued by the horses, their owners, and jockeys. It is the world that I am… Read More Blacks And The Kentucky Derby
April is Autism awareness month. It is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. There are several ways you can support Autism Awareness month by doing the following. Share the puzzle ribbon. Share it on your social… Read More Remembering Autism Awareness Month
The story over the weekend was about a beautiful dress worn by 17-year-old Milan Bolden-Morris to her prom at Pahokee High School. When I saw the dress I was immediately intrigued. It was designed by Florida-based designer Terrence Torrence. It was not only a beautiful dress, it represented so much more for me. The dress… Read More Black Lives Matter Goes To Prom
(Austin, TX.) – The CommUnityCare Board of Directors has hired Jaeson Fournier to be its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “After a long and very competitive selection process, our Board of Directors is confident Jaeson will be an exceptional leader for our growing organization and we warmly welcome him to our CommUnityCare family,” said Christopher… Read More CommUnityCare Health Centers Hires New CEO
Contact: Courtney Lucas, Project Lead, Courtney.Lucas@traviscountytx.gov, 512-854-3415 Austin, Texas – The Research & Planning Division within Travis County Health and Human Services recently completed the FY 2016 Community Impact Report. This report offers highlights of community conditions most pertinent to the services purchased within each issue area and details investment, programmatic and performance information… Read More Community Impact Report 2016
As the sands of time equipped us with fortitudes of rights we developed hearts of love. No longer allowing the grave to be our mentor, our life became a monument of inspirations. Engraving the unsolicited effects that bound our minds, our discourse reined with theaters of solutions. You tried to silence our spirit with your… Read More Our Freedom
Septima Poinsette Clark was a teacher and civil rights activist whose citizenship schools helped enfranchise and empower African Americans. Born on May 3, 1898, in Charleston, South Carolina, Septima Poinsette Clark branched out into social action with the NAACP while working as a teacher. As part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, she set up… Read More Septima Poinsette Clark
Born in 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia, Ella Baker became involved in political activism in the 1930s. She organized the Young Negroes Cooperative League in New York City and later became a national director for the NAACP. In 1957, Baker joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose first president was Martin Luther King. Ella Baker was… Read More Ella Baker
Audre Lorde was born in Harlem on February 18, 1934, to West Indian immigrants Frederick Byron and Linda Belmar Lorde. She was an introverted child who did not speak until she was five years old. When she began to communicate, she answered questions with poetry that she had memorized. The limitations of her poetic store… Read More Audre Lorde
Height spent decades working for racial equality and women’s rights, and her work often centered the ways in which racism and sexism were inextricably linked struggles for black women. As one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Height was the only woman seated on… Read More Dorothy Height
As we celebrate Black History Month, Ujima Magazine will be looking at Women in Black History. These women are heroes of a time that has come full circle. Women are marching and protesting to ensure our rights are not taken for granted or compromised. This month is dedicated to all women who stand up for… Read More Fannie Lou Hamer
Last year, I started looking into self-care for myself. We all have things we enjoy, but what I found to be the key is scheduling time for whatever you do to take the time to care for yourself. At one point in my life, I made a prayer alter which I used daily. I would… Read More Are You Practicing Self-Care?