Celebrating Ten Years πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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 πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Our Freedom

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 salutations of speeches that were not worthy of swines. Your … Continue reading Our Freedom

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

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

Shout Out Wednesday!!!

Person: Austin Kleon Link to site: http://austinkleon.com/ Why the shout out? I was introduced to Austin Kleon through my art group. My friend had purchased his book and after looking through it I was excited to try his newspaper blackout art. I did some pieces and it is fun but you really have to pay attention to words and how you can rearrange the whole … Continue reading Shout Out Wednesday!!!