The Biggest Gamble of All

October 2008 I initially saw Alphonse Dotson interview with a local channel in Austin. I was amazed and happy to hear that a Black man owned a vineyard and it was close in the Texas Hill Country. I reached out to him and he agreed to do an interview. We are sharing snippets from our fun time with him and his wife Martha at the … Continue reading The Biggest Gamble of All

Sickle Cell Month

Living with Sickle Cell What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. These sickled cells carry less oxygen to parts of the body and when these misshaped cells are clumped together causes pain crisis. It affects African  Americans, Hispanics, and many more ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease is quietly devastating. Its symptoms can occur in any part … Continue reading Sickle Cell Month

Ujima Magazine Celebrates 8 Years!

Ujima Magazine is celebrating eight years of being a part of the Austin community. We have shared many stories about the everyday hero and we have much more to tell. We are so excited and grateful for the opportunity to be able to focus on the Black community and the great people that live and thrive in Austin. It is important for us to continue … Continue reading Ujima Magazine Celebrates 8 Years!

Travis County saves taxpayer money with bond refinancing

To save Travis County taxpayer dollars and capitalize on historically low interest rates, Travis County refinanced bonds to provide more than $12 million in savings through fiscal year 2030.  Travis County is committed to effective, efficient and affordable local government, and achieving that goal requires thoughtful and well-timed financing. “I am thrilled that Travis County is meeting its affordability goals by increasing cost savings for … Continue reading Travis County saves taxpayer money with bond refinancing

STREETS OF LIFE

My mind is collapsing into the wells of danger as the graves of my words challenge me for tomorrow. The ammunition of the day collides with the flesh of the night and the tears of a mother are heard beyond eternity. Hostile voices of ghetto life are being cultivated into the outline arenas of bloodstain fables. Hearing the concrete jungle play the sound of death … Continue reading STREETS OF LIFE