Remembering Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism awareness month. It is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. There are several ways you can support Autism Awareness month by doing the following. Share the puzzle ribbon. Share it on your social media feeds. It is a very recognizable symbol for Autism. … Continue reading Remembering Autism Awareness Month

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

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 the speaker’s platform. But, as Height told NPR in 2003, the male-dominated planning … Continue reading Dorothy Height

Fannie Lou Hamer

As we celebrate Black History Month, Ujima Magazine will be looking at Women in Black History. These women are heroes of a time that has come full circle. Women are marching and protesting to ensure our rights are not taken for granted or compromised. This month is dedicated to all women who stand up for freedom, empowerment and equal opportunity. Welcome to Black History Month! … Continue reading Fannie Lou Hamer

Are You Practicing Self-Care?

Last year, I started looking into self-care for myself. We all have things we enjoy, but what I found to be the key is scheduling time for whatever you do to take the time to care for yourself.  At one point in my life, I made a prayer alter which I used daily. I would meditate with the Bible, pray and then just listen. I … Continue reading Are You Practicing Self-Care?