WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES CREEK SHOW 2017 PROGRAMMING AND ARTISTS Six Austin-Based Design Teams Light Up the Night November 10-18

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

Uniting the East Austin Community Through Giving Fourth Annual Free East Austin Community Festival Held Saturday, Nov. 4

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

Brand Me – Engage. Connect. Build

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      

[News] Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step

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

[News] These black women entrepreneurs are showing love to all skin tones with ‘Mented’

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’

CommUnityCare Health Centers Hires New CEO

(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

Community Impact Report 2016

  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

Ella Baker

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

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

Dorothy Height

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