Urban Cultural Fest! One Day Only!!

Source: LaTonya J. Pegues, Festival PublicistPublicity@BOAZent.com(310) 489-1953Austin, TX For the past 16 years, the Urban Music Fest has been the most prominent urban concert series during the Texas Relays Weekend in Austin, TX. This year will be no different, as the Festival presents Grammy-nominated Stokley lead singer of Mint Condition and electro-funk band ZAPP to headline this year’s long-awaited Festival. There will also be performances … Continue reading Urban Cultural Fest! One Day Only!!

The Bird

Written by Eliza Edwards heal rest be stilldon’t just move onlistenpurpose to listenhear with your heartrest wait it will comedo not fearam i in the right placethe right place is in youlistenthe bird flew awayafter many minutes it’s time to restyou’ve been toldyou’ve been shownheal listen restdig deep into meditationlet go of the distractionsfoolish information is a robberrun fast from that which leaves youemptylisten with … Continue reading The Bird

She Speaks Wellness: Reclaimed Sisterhood

Eight African American Women clergy and leaders gathered for the She Speaks Hope Retreat at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and were greeted by Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, the first African American Woman Dean in the history of the seminary. I am amazed because we were the first African American women’s group. This Spirit-led retreat demonstrated powerful moments of sisterhood.  As women leaders, where do … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness: Reclaimed Sisterhood

More Than A Culture

by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh The importance of Black people and our communities cannot be underestimated, due to our numerous contributions to our current society; from beauty to entertainment, to business, to leadership, and even politics. We can see Black excellence all around us. We do believe that all communities can learn from each other, however, the strength and generational bond that is … Continue reading More Than A Culture

March Feature: The Importance of Our Education and History

By Damita Miller-Shanklin You may remember Ms. Olyvia Green from our issue back in 2018. She was the first Black teacher at Pease Elementary. I reached out to her again because she is an Educator and I wanted to get her opinion about the school related issues in our country and black communities related to book bans, erasing of our history and more. I have … Continue reading March Feature: The Importance of Our Education and History