Do You Celebrate The Fourth of July?

Damita Miller-Shanklin Source: Kandace Redd Growing up the fourth of July was a day my family went to Fiesta Gardens and ate lunch and spent time together. It was a day of being outside and don’t forget the fireworks. But once I became an adult and read more about the holiday, it was not a celebration of freedom for the black community. Our day of … Continue reading Do You Celebrate The Fourth of July?

Feature Story: Lynda Coleman-Art From The Heart. Be Ready. Art Opens Doors.

I met Lynda Coleman back in 2008 when I did the first story on her. I wanted to catch up with her work with children and art through her company Art From the Heart.  Coleman is an Austinite born and raised. She attended Pecan Springs Elementary and Blanton Elementary growing up. Her early memory of beginning her art journey happened at Pecan Springs. She was … Continue reading Feature Story: Lynda Coleman-Art From The Heart. Be Ready. Art Opens Doors.

Summer Fruit Chopped Salad

On warm summer days, a chopped salad is my meal of choice. They’re light, fresh, and filling!  No heat in the kitchen, that’s pretty much all I need on a hot, summer day.  The beauty of a chopped salad is that there really aren’t any rules. You can pretty much add whatever you want!   A summer chopped salad is like summer on a fork! and … Continue reading Summer Fruit Chopped Salad