The Champions Behind the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

  Collective Impact is the words I would use to describe the CTAAFSC.The Austin Independent School District has been involved in the conference for many years. I have been involved for the last two years in the planning committee. My perspective is one that has been shaped by the stories I have heard from our students, families, educators and community partners that I have had … Continue reading The Champions Behind the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

Fannie Lou Hamer

As we celebrate Black History Month, Ujima Magazine will be looking at Women in Black History. These women are heroes of a time that has come full circle. Women are marching and protesting to ensure our rights are not taken for granted or compromised. This month is dedicated to all women who stand up for freedom, empowerment and equal opportunity. Welcome to Black History Month! … Continue reading Fannie Lou Hamer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. … Among younger women (under age 45), however, the mortality rate of breast cancer is higher in African Americans than in whites. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years for white women. Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month