From our Archives February 2009 Since our interview with Courtney, she has remarried and is now Mrs. Courtney Santana. When you think of Courtney Santana, you most likely think of her great musical talent. But when we sat down and did the interview back in 2009, she was working to heal women and children through her work at the women shelter. She wanted to … Continue reading A Message of Healing and Music
From our archives December 2008 Marcella Simms is a story you won’t soon forget. When we met for the interview, I was in awe of her honesty and openness about her journey. It took hard work but she did it. You can read her story and the full magazine. Click the link below. http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=6688 #ujimamagazine #onlinemagazine #magazinelife #collectiveworkandresponsibility #ujimaarchives #ujimabirthday #eightyears #marcellasimms #memories #celebratingthevision … Continue reading Marcella Simms
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
Did you have a great Labor Day? I did. It just so happens my birthday was on the same day. I enjoyed good food and some adult beverages. 🙂 Ujima is also celebrating a birthday. We have been a part of the Austin community for 8 years. Yes, we may look a little different, but we are still going strong. All month we will celebrate … Continue reading Friday Wrap!
Mentor Florence Maxwell talks candidly love faith, and encouragement. Florence was my first cover and the first magazine released. I was so proud to put her on the inaugural issue because she was my mentor. She taught me about building relationships with people, being confident and being the best I can be. This is snippets from her story featured in September 2008. Florence spoke about … Continue reading A League Of Her Own