Juneteenth In and Around Austin 2017

We are celebrating our freedom! Austin and our surrounding areas will be celebrating with fun for the family, parades, music and of course good food. To help plan your day of activities, below are a few events you may want to consider and share with others. AUSTIN The Austin parade will be on June 17th starting at 10:00am. It will start at MLK and Comal … Continue reading Juneteenth In and Around Austin 2017

Ella Baker

Born in 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia, Ella Baker became involved in political activism in the 1930s. She organized the Young Negroes Cooperative League in New York City and later became a national director for the NAACP. In 1957, Baker joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose first president was Martin Luther King. Ella Baker was one of the leading figures in the civil rights movement … Continue reading Ella Baker

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde was born in Harlem on February 18, 1934, to West Indian immigrants Frederick Byron and Linda Belmar Lorde. She was an introverted child who did not speak until she was five years old. When she began to communicate, she answered questions with poetry that she had memorized. The limitations of her poetic store forced her at 12 or 13 to compose her own … Continue reading Audre Lorde

Marcella Simms

From our archives December 2008 Marcella Simms is a story you won’t soon forget. When we met for the interview, I was in awe of her honesty and openness about her journey. It took hard work but she did it. You can read her story and the full magazine. Click the link below.   http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=6688 #ujimamagazine #onlinemagazine #magazinelife #collectiveworkandresponsibility #ujimaarchives #ujimabirthday #eightyears #marcellasimms #memories #celebratingthevision … Continue reading Marcella Simms

A League Of Her Own

Mentor Florence Maxwell talks candidly love faith, and encouragement. Florence was my first cover and the first magazine released. I was so proud to put her on the inaugural issue because she was my mentor. She taught me about building relationships with people, being confident and being the best I can be. This is snippets from her story featured in September 2008. Florence spoke about … Continue reading A League Of Her Own