Meet the Organizer Of The East Austin Community Fall Festival on November 3rd

I love to share stories of people in our community who make things happen. They see a need and the next thing you know a festival is born. I wanted to find out about the East Austin Community Festival and how Shametra McGregor is making it come together. Ujima Magazine was able to catch up with East Austin native, advocate, and event planner and now … Continue reading Meet the Organizer Of The East Austin Community Fall Festival on November 3rd

Rock Your Diaspora!

What’s rocking your Diaspora? Celebrating your culture, rocking your black pride, connecting with others who do it for the culture, in a positive environment, dancing, breaking bread and loving every moment of it. Africa Jamaica 🇯🇲 Trinidad Tobago 🇹🇹 Cuba 🇨🇺  Brazil 🇧🇷 United States 🇺🇸 Columbia France 🇫🇷 Venezuela 🇻🇪 Mexico 🇲🇽 Peru 🇵🇪 Italy 🇮🇹 Canada 🇨🇦 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 … Continue reading Rock Your Diaspora!

Have You Heard? We Don’t Ride Llamas!

I was invited to a back to school bash that was presented by the River City Youth Foundation. It was a great time for parents and children to socialize and learn about services available to the community. I was especially excited to hear a young family band of siblings. Millennial  siblings, Chase (big brother and oldest at 17) and sisters, Max  (15),  Blake  (13),  and … Continue reading Have You Heard? We Don’t Ride Llamas!

Dave Hollister- The Storyteller

It is said that R&B music, has fallen in the crevices of mainstream hip-hop and rap and that it’s life expectancy is slim to none. Not when you have an artist like Dave Hollister around to remind you of why you fell in love in the first place or said, “I do”.  Dave is a storyteller and not just any storyteller. He has managed to … Continue reading Dave Hollister- The Storyteller

Music, movement, magic and more on Austin’s East Side…

Who: Riders Against the Storm (R.A.S.) Where: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard 1106 East 11th Austin, Texas When: August 30, 2014  ( 3:00PM – 11:00PM) Contact: Jonathan Mahone Tel: 401.952.8711 Email: conjuredivine@gmail.com Event website: http://rashiphop.com/ras-day-2014   Nearly one year ago, husband-wife hip hop duo, (RAS) Riders Against the Storm, made a conscious decision to publicly celebrate ‘healing’ and the ‘wonders of receiving’ when the city of Austin proclaimed … Continue reading Music, movement, magic and more on Austin’s East Side…