Commissioner Jeff Travillion Gives His Perspective on Project Connect

If you have paid attention to the issues on the ballot other than the presidential candidates, you know that Austin is looking at a Transit proposal called Project Connect. I hope this interview will provide you more clarity and understanding of how you want to vote when you head to the ballot. Take a listen. Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima Magazine Damita@Ujimamagazine.com Continue reading Commissioner Jeff Travillion Gives His Perspective on Project Connect

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City Providing $1.2 Million In Rental Assistance For Austinites Affected By The Pandemic

Information provided by KUT.org Damita Miller-Shanklin, Writer The City of Austin will begin accepting applications Wednesday for a second round of rent help for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications open here at 8 a.m., and the city expects to start cutting rent checks the first week of September. “The coronavirus endures, the economy struggles [and] renters are increasingly unable to pay their rent as worries … Continue reading City Providing $1.2 Million In Rental Assistance For Austinites Affected By The Pandemic

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Updated COVID-19 Order For Travis County

Revised Orders are extended through December 15, 2020 to reduce the possibility of exposure to #COVID19. Information Provided by Austin Public Health AustinTexas.gov/COVID19 On August 14, 2020, the City of Austin and Travis County took steps to prevent further spread of COVID-19 by extending the Stay Home, Mask and Otherwise Be Safe Order through December 15. Austin’s new Order extends existing requirements for face coverings, … Continue reading Updated COVID-19 Order For Travis County

Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step

For many young professionals, going from work to glam isn’t easy. But don’t worry though— Avonda Turner has got you covered. Turner tells theGrio.com she really felt the need to upgrade her wardrobe when she started her professional career.  Her first thought was to purchase statement jewelry to add a pop to her look, but she couldn’t afford the pieces she liked. That’s when the concept for ERIN/ANDERSON … Continue reading Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step

These black women entrepreneurs are showing love to all skin tones with ‘Mented’

If you are a person who wears and loves makeup, you may find this story of interest. Check out these two business women who created Mented for all skin tones. When it comes to beauty, Kristen “KJ” Miller and Amanda E. Johnson refuse to settle. In September 2015, the two friends and former Harvard Business School classmates set out to solve a cosmetics problem they kept running … Continue reading These black women entrepreneurs are showing love to all skin tones with ‘Mented’