When You Look at the New Year-Are You Ready?

By Damita Miller-Shanklin Do you remember a song titled “The Futures So Bright. I Gotta Wear Shades” by Timbuktu 3? When I sat down to write about the new year that song came to mind. Why? Because I worry about the future. This year of 2022 has seen a lot of changes — Women’s Rights, the Insurrection, and so much more. However, our Black communities … Continue reading When You Look at the New Year-Are You Ready?

Acts Of Kindness

Source: United Way Damita Miller-Shanklin We all know from childhood, we should be kind to others. As adults, we should continue to be kind and caring because it’s the best thing to do. The act of kindness is shown the most during the holiday season. If you are looking to share some love and kindness here are a few ideas: These are just a few … Continue reading Acts Of Kindness

Community Shelters Open Thursday 2/3/2022 at 9 a.m

Source: Jessica Kingpetcharat-Bittner, Director Communications & Public Information Office | City of Austin Please share this information to assist anyone who may be in need. Community shelters are open today. The following facilities will open Thursday and Friday starting at 9 a.m. and will serve as community shelters where people can warm up, charge their electronic devices, or need a place to sleep overnight: ·        … Continue reading Community Shelters Open Thursday 2/3/2022 at 9 a.m

Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant

AustinTexas.gov The City of Austin Economic Development Department announces a new grant for local creative sector workers that have been financially impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Austin City Council approved Resolution No. 20200604-040 on June 4, 2020 to designate $3.5 million for the Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant. Austin’s individual creatives and industry support staff that have experienced an economic hardship due to COVID-19 may apply for a … Continue reading Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant