Celebrating Ten Years 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉

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 and Thank you!! 🌻🌻🌻 Damita Miller-Shanklin Founder and Publisher Continue reading Celebrating Ten Years 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉

A Message of Healing and Music

  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 through her work at the women shelter. She wanted to … Continue reading A Message of Healing and Music

Kai Dupe

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 do more than just use their phone and computers to … Continue reading Kai Dupe

The Biggest Gamble of All

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 fun time with him and his wife Martha at the … Continue reading The Biggest Gamble of All

A League Of Her Own

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 from her story featured in September 2008. Florence spoke about … Continue reading A League Of Her Own