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?
Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday. The New Year is here and most people have started planning how they will accomplish their goals and stay on task. Ujima Magazine is ready for 2017. This month is all about Health and Wellness. How are you going to take care… Read More New Year! New Start!
Seafood Salad 14 ounces crab 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1-2 stalks celery (amount per preference), finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dill Salt to taste Note: Can also do this with left over shrimp 🙂 Separate crab into individual pieces (only if compressed in package – if not, disregard) and chop into 1/2-inch… Read More 💜SEAFOOD SALAD💜
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. … Among younger women (under age 45), however, the mortality rate of breast cancer is higher in African Americans than in whites. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years for white women. Nothing speaks… Read More Breast Cancer Awareness Month
How often do you reflect on your dream? This can be business or your personal life. Reflection has become important for us to stay focus and evaluate where we are in response to growth, our mission and goal setting for the next quarter. Ujima has been reflecting on our progress and this is what we… Read More 5 Things We Have Learned On Our Business Journey
Good Evening Friends We are starting a new week and a new month. October brings to mind cool weather, brown leaves and the year beginning to come to an end. Time to start planning your first quarter of the new year. This Week At Ujima We will be sharing stories on things we learned, Breast… Read More Evening Coffee
Ujima Reading Lounge Reading books have been a part of our lives for a long while. A special memory is reading books and learning about the world around us, relationships, love and friendships. Ujima has always been an advocate of reading, especially encouraging our young people to read and share books. Our book recommendation is… Read More Let’s Talk Books
We all have processes and systems in place we use to get things done. They are all individualized to our specific needs. We read a lot of information about tools business people use to stay ahead of the game. As a magazine, we are always on the look out for new tools to incorporate or… Read More 5 Smart Tools For Managing Your Business
Good Morning Friends- Welcome to our first Monday with Ujima post. We have wanted to do this for a while , but as a solopreneur things have to be prioritized. As we embark on a new, fresh Ujima we want to be more than just your community magazine but a place you can visit for… Read More Coffee with Ujima
Do you like Liver and Onions? If you never tried it maybe now it’s time! 🙂 Beef Liver and Onions With White Wine INGREDIENTS: SERVINGS 3-4 1⁄4 cup flour 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper 1 lb beef liver 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup butter oil, to taste 2 cups thinly sliced onions 1 -2 tablespoon fresh sage,… Read More BEEF LIVER and ONIONS WITH WHITE WINE
Do you find that you get hungry before lunch and again during the last hours of your work day? Me too. It doesn’t matter where you work you should keep some healthy snacks available to help you get through those hungry moments. I always think about something that is sweet, like a candy bar or… Read More Do You Have Healthy Snacks In Your Desk?
From our Archives February 2009 Since our interview with Courtney, she has remarried and is now Mrs. Courtney Santana. When you think of Courtney Santana, you most likely think of her great musical talent. But when we sat down and did the interview back in 2009, she was working to heal women and children… Read More A Message of Healing and Music
From our archives January 2009 Kai Dupe has been a supporter of Ujima Magazine from the beginning. He wrote a story for us monthly that focused on technology. Kai is very passionate about technology but he is specifically passionate about Blacks in Technology. His message is we need to look to the next generation to… Read More Kai Dupe
Five Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer 1. Can prostate cancer be prevented? Cancer is largely a preventable illness based on lifestyle choices. Several large studies have been conducted to examine the relationship between dietary factors and the development of prostate cancer. The results of some of these studies have indicated that increased… Read More Get Your Prostate Checked Men
From our archives December 2008 Marcella Simms is a story you won’t soon forget. When we met for the interview, I was in awe of her honesty and openness about her journey. It took hard work but she did it. You can read her story and the full magazine. Click the link below. http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=6688… Read More Marcella Simms
October 2008 I initially saw Alphonse Dotson interview with a local channel in Austin. I was amazed and happy to hear that a Black man owned a vineyard and it was close in the Texas Hill Country. I reached out to him and he agreed to do an interview. We are sharing snippets from our… Read More The Biggest Gamble of All
Did you have a great Labor Day? I did. It just so happens my birthday was on the same day. I enjoyed good food and some adult beverages. 🙂 Ujima is also celebrating a birthday. We have been a part of the Austin community for 8 years. Yes, we may look a little different, but… Read More Friday Wrap!
Living with Sickle Cell What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. These sickled cells carry less oxygen to parts of the body and when these misshaped cells are clumped together causes pain crisis. It affects African Americans, Hispanics, and many more ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease… Read More Sickle Cell Month
Mentor Florence Maxwell talks candidly love faith, and encouragement. Florence was my first cover and the first magazine released. I was so proud to put her on the inaugural issue because she was my mentor. She taught me about building relationships with people, being confident and being the best I can be. This is snippets… Read More A League Of Her Own
Ujima Magazine is celebrating eight years of being a part of the Austin community. We have shared many stories about the everyday hero and we have much more to tell. We are so excited and grateful for the opportunity to be able to focus on the Black community and the great people that live and… Read More Ujima Magazine Celebrates 8 Years!
First, friends I was not able to post Healthy Thursday yesterday because I was a bit under the weather. I’m still not feeling 100% but I will be okay. So I’m adding a healthy tip to this wrap up. Healthy Living Thursday Zika. What Do You Know? I have been concerned about Zika since I… Read More Friday Wrap
DIVERSI-TEA!–LUNCH AND LEARN CARVER MUSEUM TEA PARTY AND HAT FASHION SHOW BRING A FRIEND, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND WEAR YOUR FAVORITE HAT! The George Washington Carver Museum’s “DIVERSI”-TEA Luncheon and Hat Fashion Show was created to bring together Central Texans from every walk of life, every race, and every culture to have an open, and honest… Read More “DIVERSI”-TEA Luncheon and Hat Fashion Show