Damita Miller-Shanklin From the June Issue 2022 “If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader June is a month of celebration and remembrance. Our ancestors withstood … Continue reading Viewpoint

Juneteenth In and Around Austin 2017

We are celebrating our freedom! Austin and our surrounding areas will be celebrating with fun for the family, parades, music and of course good food. To help plan your day of activities, below are a few events you may want to consider and share with others. AUSTIN The Austin parade will be on June 17th starting at 10:00am. It will start at MLK and Comal … Continue reading Juneteenth In and Around Austin 2017

Ujima Celebrating Juneteenth

The History of Juneteenth The history of June 19th, also known as,  Juneteenth, is important to remember as we gather to celebrate this coming weekend. Juneteenth is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day. The reason we celebrate is due to the last slaves being emancipated. The announcement that slavery had been abolished made it to Texas in June of 1865. President Abraham Lincoln issued … Continue reading Ujima Celebrating Juneteenth


Angela Shelf Medearis, otherwise known as the Kitchen Diva, needs our help to spread the word about her new fund-raising project via RocketHub and the A&E Network’s Project Start Up.  The Kitchen Diva Culinary Company has been raising money and presenting the COOKING FOR A CAUSE events for the last few years in Austin and Central Texas.  Her next food-related fund-raiser will be for the … Continue reading THE KITCHEN DIVA COOKS WITH CROWDFUNDING!