When You Look at the New Year-Are You Ready?

By Damita Miller-Shanklin Do you remember a song titled “The Futures So Bright. I Gotta Wear Shades” by Timbuktu 3? When I sat down to write about the new year that song came to mind. Why? Because I worry about the future. This year of 2022 has seen a lot of changes — Women’s Rights, the Insurrection, and so much more. However, our Black communities … Continue reading When You Look at the New Year-Are You Ready?

Acts Of Kindness

Source: United Way Damita Miller-Shanklin We all know from childhood, we should be kind to others. As adults, we should continue to be kind and caring because it’s the best thing to do. The act of kindness is shown the most during the holiday season. If you are looking to share some love and kindness here are a few ideas: These are just a few … Continue reading Acts Of Kindness

New Issue Featuring Ebonie Trice

Welcome to Ujima’s last issue of the year. This issue features Ebonie Trice, the founder of Mission Accomplished. This young woman is doing her part to help our homeless population have the one thing that means a lot. Read about her journey to helping others and making a difference in her community. This issue has other stories about the act of kindness and celebrating the … Continue reading New Issue Featuring Ebonie Trice

The Comeback!

by Jacquie Johnson, Founder of Jacquie ooh Bouncing back! Rolling with it! Bending with it! The Comeback! I am sure we have all heard these phrases when facing adversity. We have all had to face some sort of trauma or significant stress in our lives. Whether it be with family and relationship problems, workplace, finances, our health, and most recently with the global pandemic, COVID-19.   … Continue reading The Comeback!

Feature: Blacks and Homelessness

Damita Miller-Shanklin Feature Story: Blacks and Homelessness Damita Miller-Shanklin Homelessness requires resilience especially when it is not by choice.  “At least 2,300 eviction filings were logged in total from April 2020 through December 2021, an average of just over 110 per month. However, 2,517 filings have been tracked so far in 2022—more than 50% of Travis County’s pandemic-era total in just three months.  Source: https://tinyurl.com/2vxafsm6Continue reading Feature: Blacks and Homelessness