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
Ujima Magazine is celebrating eight years of being a part of the Austin community. We have shared many stories about the everyday hero and we have much more to tell. We are so excited and grateful for the opportunity to be able to focus on the Black community and the great people that live and thrive in Austin. It is important for us to continue … Continue reading Ujima Magazine Celebrates 8 Years!
Well, the 2016 Olympic games are over. Done. Finished. I watched as the flag held by Simone Biles walk down the isle for the last time. I really got into the games this time This around. I watched everything from swimming, gymnastics and track, which grew to be my favorite sport to watch. This week I have felt loss. So I asked myself what will … Continue reading Good-Bye Rio. What Will We Do Now?
This is the good news we found this week: Hey Friends, How was your week? You ready for the weekend? This week we had quite a bit of rain. It was nice. This week my family celebrated birthdays. My husband, my nephew and a family friend. So Happy Birthday to them and all the August birthdays. I’ve been caught up in the Olympics again this … Continue reading It’s A Wrap!
What are your thoughts about the words diversity vs. included? Oprah Winfrey has spoken recently stating she would not use diversity in her vocabulary because she had learned from her friend Ava D. that what we, as Black people, are really looking for is to be included. My first thought was being called African American vs. Black debate. I’m personally tired of people giving us names. I identify … Continue reading Words