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

Sickle Cell Month

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

Friday Wrap

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 Luncheon and Hat Fashion Show

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