Meet Author Aaris Epps

Damita Miller-Shanklin Reading should start early. Growing up my mom read to me every night. She did not like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss because I would ask her to read it almost every night. This is a fond memory for me.  This is where Author Aaris Epps enters the story.  Since she was a kid, she has always been a big reader, … Continue reading Meet Author Aaris Epps

Feature: Blacks and Homelessness

Damita Miller-Shanklin Feature Story: Blacks and Homelessness Damita Miller-Shanklin Homelessness requires resilience especially when it is not by choice.  “At least 2,300 eviction filings were logged in total from April 2020 through December 2021, an average of just over 110 per month. However, 2,517 filings have been tracked so far in 2022—more than 50% of Travis County’s pandemic-era total in just three months.  Source: https://tinyurl.com/2vxafsm6Continue reading Feature: Blacks and Homelessness

She Speaks Wellness-Wrap Me in Your Arms

Contributing Writer, Minister Sonya Hosey August Issue-Page 4 There is a song by William McDowell called “Wrap Me in Your Arms.” The lyrics say, “Take me to that place Lord; to that secret place where I can be with you. You can make me like you. Wrap me in your arms.”  This song shares an experience of intimacy with God, which reminds us that there … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness-Wrap Me in Your Arms

Do You Celebrate The Fourth of July?

Damita Miller-Shanklin Source: Kandace Redd Growing up the fourth of July was a day my family went to Fiesta Gardens and ate lunch and spent time together. It was a day of being outside and don’t forget the fireworks. But once I became an adult and read more about the holiday, it was not a celebration of freedom for the black community. Our day of … Continue reading Do You Celebrate The Fourth of July?