Viewpoint: The Why of Ujima Magazine

by Damita Miller-Shanklin, Editor-in-Chief We are celebrating this month! We have come a long way in learning to managea magazine. Systems are the key for our staff. Putting systems in placehas allowed us to reach many goals. There has been trial and error and of course, we have had to tweak things as we work the system. This applies to almost all jobs. Deadlines are … Continue reading Viewpoint: The Why of Ujima Magazine

Viewpoint: The Love of Art

Damita Miller-Shanklin Editor-in-Chief I love art. Once I became an adult, I discovered art’s beauty, creativity, and healing.  Our feature is Artist Lynda Coleman. You will learn about her passion for art and teach our children of color about how they can be great artists and follow their passion for creativity.  Link to full July Issue https://ujimamagazine.com/2022/07/02/ujima-july-2022-issue-featuring-lynda-coleman/ What is your favorite medium of art? Continue reading Viewpoint: The Love of Art

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Damita Miller-Shanklin From the June Issue 2022 “If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader June is a month of celebration and remembrance. Our ancestors withstood … Continue reading Viewpoint

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