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

Viewpoint: Changing of the Seasons

Damita Miller-Shanklin, Editor-in-Chief As I get older, it seems that timepasses so fast. Living in Texas, wedon’t always see the distinctchanging of the seasons. Buteventually, it will getcooler, the leaves will change colors,and you settle into that seasonaltime. There is a saying that changeis good. To me change equalsprogress. I find that the “change is good”attitude is a good one for manythings. Ujima just celebrated … Continue reading Viewpoint: Changing of the Seasons

What Can We Do About Homelessness?

October 2022 Issue This issue of Ujima Magazine is about the change of seasons and being resilient. We ask the question about how to help our homeless in Austin, Texas. This is a conversation we need to have especially with black women and their children. How do you think we should address the homeless population? Ujima Magazine Continue reading What Can We Do About Homelessness?

She Speaks Wellness: Black Women-Celebrate

Minister Sonya Hosey, Contributing I am excited to share and contribute to the celebration of the 14th year of Ujima Magazine. I thank Damita Miller Shanklin, Editor-in-Chief, for enduring and persevering to accomplish her God-given assignment to share women’s stories that reach the nation. As Black women, we must celebrate one another and ourselves. Our purpose comes with sweat, tears, and sometimes loneliness. However, God … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness: Black Women-Celebrate

Beauty and Lifestyle: Celebrations, The Universal Language

Jacqueline Johnson, Creator of Jacquie Ooh The saying life is but a vapor is so true. One minute you are here and the next you’re not. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. Therefore, it is important to celebrate life while we breathe in our bodies. We should celebrate milestones such as graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. These things represent continuity and growth, … Continue reading Beauty and Lifestyle: Celebrations, The Universal Language