Viewpoint: Celebration of Mothers

From the May Issue 2022 The month of May is always a reminder that we are starting the holiday season. Moving forward we start with celebrations from Cinco De Mayo to Juneteenth. The most important celebration is Mother’s Day!  How will you celebrate your mother? My mother is the matriarch of our family. She is 95 years old and still enjoys her family. Recently, she … Continue reading Viewpoint: Celebration of Mothers

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By Damita Miller-Shanklin, Editor-in-Chief Spring brings renewal. This fresh start can look like many things to different people. For me, Spring makes me feel energized and full of light. I think about how a bear hibernates and comes out with a fresh beginning.  The world is an unknown place at this time. I feel the pressure of the pandemic, war in Ukraine and everyday life … Continue reading Viewpoint

Viewpoint: The Power of Women

Damita Miller-Shanklin, Editor-in-Chief This month we celebrate International Women’s Day. March 8 is the day, but the whole month should honor women all over the world. As a woman, we have come a long way in making impacts in the areas of technology, medicine, education, and the political arena. Of course, this is not all the impact areas but you get the idea. As empowered … Continue reading Viewpoint: The Power of Women

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By Damita Miller-Shanklin The month of February has always been designated as Black History Month. I remember in school every year, we got lessons on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and for the most part that was the two names, I identified black history month.  As I grew into adulthood, I realized we had many other people fighting for our freedom, including women.  … Continue reading Viewpoint

Ujima and Friends Podcast

The Ujima and Friends Podcast is hosted by Damita Miller-Shanklin and Eliza Edwards. Our topics will range from community stories, interviews, and topics of the month. You can find our podcast anywhere you listen to your favorite podcast. You can subscribe to our podcast page at Ujima Magazine and Friends That way you won’t miss an episode.  Continue reading Ujima and Friends Podcast