Darline Turner Mamas on Bedrest and Beyond

The new issue of Ujima is all about creating safe spaces for Black women. The issue features Darline Turner, founder of Mamas on Bedrest and Beyond. She talks about how her business assist women have healthy babies. We hope you will enjoy this issue. Damita Miller-Shanklin Editor-in-Chief Continue reading Darline Turner Mamas on Bedrest and Beyond

Feature Story: Lynda Coleman-Art From The Heart. Be Ready. Art Opens Doors.

I met Lynda Coleman back in 2008 when I did the first story on her. I wanted to catch up with her work with children and art through her company Art From the Heart.  Coleman is an Austinite born and raised. She attended Pecan Springs Elementary and Blanton Elementary growing up. Her early memory of beginning her art journey happened at Pecan Springs. She was … Continue reading Feature Story: Lynda Coleman-Art From The Heart. Be Ready. Art Opens Doors.

Juneteenth. A Day of History, Pride, and Cultural Identity

By Damita MIller-Shanklin Sources: NHPR, Golden West College “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are … Continue reading Juneteenth. A Day of History, Pride, and Cultural Identity

Edie Phillips

The Housing War and How It Impacts our Black Community Damita Miller-Shanklin Edie Phillips is a Licensed Real Estate Professional. Her career path into Real Estate has been a good one. Phillips came to Austin to attend St. Edwards University. This was a happy medium for her mother as to what college she would attend. Her mother felt SMU in Dallas was too far. Phillps … Continue reading Edie Phillips