Are you enjoying the last of summer?

Hey Everyone! I hope your summer is great. It is almost time to head back to school for children and parents. Getting back into that grind can be hard for some. We hope you are enjoying your last days with fun. We, at Ujima, are having a great summer despite the heat. Have you handled the heat well? We have stayed hydrated, and indoors during … Continue reading Are you enjoying the last of summer?

National Minority Mental Health Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Month. This is a subject that goes unspoken about in the Black community. But it should be discussed all the time because many of us suffer in silence for many reasons. We have to start discussing mental health and ways to get help and manage the disease. Other cultures do a better job of receiving the help they need, … Continue reading National Minority Mental Health Month

Manos de Cristo Set for Back-to-School Serving 2,000 Low-Income Children

Austin nonprofit agency Manos de Cristo is set to help thousands of Central Texas children, Pre-K through 5th grades with their annual Back-to-School program July 18-22. The program prepares low-income students for the school year by providing each child with two sets of new clothing, socks, underwear, and a brand new backpack filled with school supplies. WHEN: July 18-22, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday … Continue reading Manos de Cristo Set for Back-to-School Serving 2,000 Low-Income Children

What Do You Know About The Zika Virus?

Have you been paying attention to the Zika virus and how it is slowly moving into our cities and communities? This has me concerned. Why? Because I am prone to being bit by mosquitos not to mention my dogs. Being that you can get bitten by a mosquito and contract the virus causes a bit of nervousness. You can play it down and think it … Continue reading What Do You Know About The Zika Virus?

Wear Purple For Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus is one disease that has been around but I didn’t know what it was about. I remember a women that went to my church suffered from it and I have a good friend that is living with Lupus and managing everyday. When we became friends, I learned a lot about Lupus and how it can really take over your body. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, … Continue reading Wear Purple For Lupus Awareness Month