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.

Remembering Our Fathers

Damita Miller-Shanklin Happy Father’s Day to all the great fathers in the world. Fathers are the force behind our mothers. Some fathers do not get the praise they deserve. My father has been gone since 1993 and I miss him very much. So, celebrate Father’s Day by telling your father you love and appreciate him for all he has done for you.  Continue reading Remembering Our Fathers