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. #ujimamagazine #onlinemagazine #magazinelife #collectiveworkandresponsibility #ujimaarchives #ujimabirthday #eightyears #marcellasimms #memories #celebratingthevision … Continue reading Marcella Simms

Remembering Clarksville-The Hezikiah Haskell House

Imagine a beautiful sunny day in Austin Texas enjoying a photo walk in the Historic Clarksville District. Have you visited this area of town lately? As a native Austinite, I have visited Clarksville on several occasions but not to specifically become aware of, or to learn about the Black community that once thrived right here in my backyard. The History of Clarksville During the photo walk, you are surrounded … Continue reading Remembering Clarksville-The Hezikiah Haskell House


Sydney Johnson rolled snake eyes and the plantation became his promise land of turmoil. Sydney endured the beating of Hampton Smith in his sickness for not complying to work. The demise of Hampton Smith and a manhunt ensued for justice with a rope and a tree. Hayes Turner was seized from custody and informed of his rights with a community of activists declaring his life. … Continue reading MARY HATTIE GRAHAM TURNER

Gabriel George, Sickle Cell

Thriving With Sickle Cell

Meeting Gabriel George was one of the great highlights for Ujima Magazine.   In 2009 he was the National Poster child for Sickle Cell.  When we met this awesome young fellow he had been to the White House to meet President Obama in the Oval Office along with his mother. Today Gabriel is a an 11th grader at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math school (STEM).  … Continue reading Thriving With Sickle Cell