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Ujima New Issue: Inspiration

Check out the latest issue of Ujima Magazine. This issue is about inspiration and feeling good. While you are working from home and enjoying your family time, take a break and enjoy this issue. To read our latest issue, visit our Ujima Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UjimaMagazine/ Continue reading Ujima New Issue: Inspiration

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Seniors and The Importance of Balance

By Daniel Jazreel, Therapist Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor.  The US health care system spent an estimated $50 billion on fall related injuries among elderly 65 years and older in the year 2015.The economic burden from falls is likely to increase substantially in the coming years. Having good balance means being able to control and … Continue reading Seniors and The Importance of Balance

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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 the … Continue reading The Champions Behind the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Damita Miller-Shanklin Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King and the impact he has had on our country, the Black Community and how we live today. However you plan to celebrate and remember him, take time to remember his belief that we are all equal and we all deserve the same rights. Remember all the aspects of the life you live today is because … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Sonya Hosey: The Strengthening of Families and Individuals through the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

by Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima: How long have you been a part of the CTAAFS conference or board member? Sonya: I became aware of the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference (CTAAFSC) in 2002. The keynote speaker was Dr. David Satcher the former 16th Surgeon General of the United States and the Assistant Secretary of Health. His keynote and the conference enlightened me on the … Continue reading Sonya Hosey: The Strengthening of Families and Individuals through the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

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The Champions of the Central Texas African American Support Conference

By Damita Miller-Shanklin The CTAAFS conference is celebrating twenty years this year. If you have followed the conference or attended, you know just how far the conference has come the last twenty years.  As you know with anything, that survives as long as this conference, some people are committed and dedicated to continuing the meaning and mission of the conference. I took a moment to … Continue reading The Champions of the Central Texas African American Support Conference

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Grand Opening Of Your CBD Store

By Damita Miller-Shanklin CBD stores have opened up around the country. They offer an alternative to traditional medications and treatments. Your CBD Store will be having its grand opening on Thursday, December 19 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Your CBD Store is a black-owned store located in Leander, Texas. Ujima had the chance to speak with the manager, Selica Granderson, about the new store. Ujima: Can … Continue reading Grand Opening Of Your CBD Store

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BLACK MOSES (HARRIET TUBMAN)

Written by Theodore MosleyNovember 1, 2019 Freedom of speech freedom of choice, her spirit was not to be chained to a plantation.Fierce and tenacious in character her steps were ordained in her culture of blackness.Death and freedom occupied her mind for dangerous journeys not to be denied on her path of righteousness.Her visions incarcerated her spirit to forge a new path of declarations for untold … Continue reading BLACK MOSES (HARRIET TUBMAN)

From The Texas Conference For Women

The 20th year of the Texas Conference For Women started off with a bang. The room filled to capacity and the overflow meant women standing on every piece of wall that was free. Yvonne Nava, morning anchor, with KVUE Daybreak started the morning off with good vibes and energy. You could feel the excitement for the day. There were three speakers that gave great incite … Continue reading From The Texas Conference For Women

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Texas Conference For Women 2019

The Texas Conference for Women will be celebrating their 20th year this month. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas on October 23rd and October 24th at the Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701. Although the main day of the 20th anniversary Texas Conference for Women is sold out, two opportunities still are available to participate: ·       Tickets can … Continue reading Texas Conference For Women 2019

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INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES WORLD CULTURES

INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES WORLD CULTURESAfternoon of Vibrant Activities from Around the World The fifth annual Austin International Multicultural Festival (IMfest) takes place this Saturday, August 24 at the Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. This family-friendly event will celebrate people and their cultures through performances, music, arts, conversation, fashion, and more. “I really love it when everyone gets to experience other people’s cultures,” says festival organizer Theo Shayo. “You … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES WORLD CULTURES

OUR CULTURE OF BLACKNESS

From the ages of Kings and Queens beyond time, we were woven with kingship. Tumultuous days of indifferences within the color of our skin we depicted life with domains of dignity. In the turmoil of days, our swag gave way to cultural diversity with intense words of articulations. Instead of waiting on their graves for us we showed them universal craftsmanship of black pride. Using … Continue reading OUR CULTURE OF BLACKNESS

Hey Y’all It’s Kevin Sandbloom!

This weekend, Saturday November 3rd, the East Austin Community Fall Festival will take place at the George Washington Carver Library.  Come out and join the fun starting at 11:00am.  The Founder, Shametra McGregor, has enlisted a great musical talent Kevin Sandbloom. Ujima had the opportunity to discuss his music.  Check him out at the festival. This is what he had to say. Ujima: Kevin, give … Continue reading Hey Y’all It’s Kevin Sandbloom!

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

Celebrating Ten Years 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉

Today ten years ago, Ujima was born and shared with the community. As we celebrate today, I want to thank everyone who has wrote an article, shared their stories, took a photograph and read the magazine. Each one of your contributions is woven into our history. I can’t say it enough… Thank You, Thank You and Thank you!! 🌻🌻🌻 Damita Miller-Shanklin Founder and Publisher Continue reading Celebrating Ten Years 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉

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!

Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?

Rose Smith (Coach Smith) birthed the idea of the Authentically East Austin Food Tour as a result of the work and legacy left behind by so many business owners and community advocates of these historic neighborhoods.  Her father-in-law (Charles Smith Sr. – Founder of Blackland Neighborhood Association) was determined to fight the University of Texas’ attempts to buy land in the Blackland neighborhood.  And, as … Continue reading Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?

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Lone Star Circle Of Care Hosts Urban Health Expo March 24

The event supports CEO Rhonda Mundhenk’s mission to close health disparity gap Rhonda Mundhenk, J.D., MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer for Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), one of the leading Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Central Texas. LSCC has seventeen clinic sites throughout five counties known for its clinical excellence and innovation. Rhonda brings 20 years of healthcare and legal experience to … Continue reading Lone Star Circle Of Care Hosts Urban Health Expo March 24

Black Directors Holding The Top 2 Spots At The Box Office

Directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler are making history at the box office. They are two talented directors of A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther respectfully.  It’s a milestone to celebrate. Aisha Barkley of All Black Media wrote a short piece about how these two directors did well this past weekend at the box office. You can read the full story at https://allblackmedia.com/2018/03/black-panther-and-a-wrinkle-in-time-marks-the-first-time-black-directors-held-the-top-2-spots-at-the-box-office/ Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima … Continue reading Black Directors Holding The Top 2 Spots At The Box Office

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ICYMI: Latest Issue of Ujima

Just a quick reminder that the digital issue of Ujima is out. Look for the print issue coming soon.     Share the link with your friends and family!   #ujimaatx #febmarissue #embraceyourcommunity, #staywoke #celebratingourvision Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima Continue reading ICYMI: Latest Issue of Ujima

Latest Issue of Ujima! Feb/March Issue

Check out the latest issue of Ujima! Look for the printed issue soon.     #Ujima #UjimaAtx #newsmag #celebratingthevision #embraceyourcommunity #newsandinformation #staywoke #collectiveworkandresponsibility #ujimafebmar   Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima   Continue reading Latest Issue of Ujima! Feb/March Issue

What Are You Passionate About?

    As we finish up the first week of the New Year, we have a fresh opportunity to reach a never before set and targeted goal.  No more creating New Year resolutions that may not pan out. It’s time to set goals that are personal and meaningful to the pursuit of our passions in life. Stop chasing your goals and move toward them using … Continue reading What Are You Passionate About?

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is a complicated disease. It can damage your optic nerve that leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. We all need to make sure we take care of our eyesight. I wear eyeglasses and know the importance of eye exams and making sure your eyes are checked regularly. So to celebrate Glaucoma Awareness Month get your eye … Continue reading Glaucoma Awareness Month

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AWADAE- Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilesy

Karen Duncan, the owner of Peeks Cruises and Tours, has created a foundation that allows families, who have children or adult children with a disablility,  go on a vacation. Many families who have loved ones with disabilities do not go on vacations because they are caught up in the day to day life of caring for that person. The trips allow the family to have … Continue reading AWADAE- Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilesy

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Taking Care Of Your Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This is a disease you have to get taken care of early in order to live with it successfully. There are common symtoms you can look for to determine if you are at risk for Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association list some of the most common symtoms to look for. Urinating often Feeling very thirsty Feeling very hungry – … Continue reading Taking Care Of Your Diabetes

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WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES CREEK SHOW 2017 PROGRAMMING AND ARTISTS Six Austin-Based Design Teams Light Up the Night November 10-18

Waller Creek Conservancy announces the return of Creek Show taking place November 10-18, 2017. Free and open to the public, explore six luminescent, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek between 5th and 8th Streets, all created by local talent. Celebrate Austin Art Month Friday, November 10, with the public opening of the show including a live DJ on the creek. Participate in hands-on, family-friendly activities … Continue reading WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES CREEK SHOW 2017 PROGRAMMING AND ARTISTS Six Austin-Based Design Teams Light Up the Night November 10-18

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Safety Tips for your Fur Baby during Halloween

If you are a pet parent you are always concerned about your fur baby being safe during the holiday season. They are sometimes overwhelmed by new people, noise and all the stimulation that comes with it. Tomorrow is Halloween. Some furbies are use to dressing up and being among the chaos but even with that, as a pet parent you have to keep them safe. … Continue reading Safety Tips for your Fur Baby during Halloween

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Uniting the East Austin Community Through Giving Fourth Annual Free East Austin Community Festival Held Saturday, Nov. 4

What started out as the question, “Why is there tension between long time East Austin neighbors and newcomers?” was born the idea for the East Austin Community Festival. Now in its fourth year, event organizers see the necessity of neighbors coming together and building positive relationships. The festival is free and will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 12 noon – 6 p.m. at … Continue reading Uniting the East Austin Community Through Giving Fourth Annual Free East Austin Community Festival Held Saturday, Nov. 4

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Brand Me – Engage. Connect. Build

Don’t miss this event on September 30th. Get your tickets today! Ujima is looking forward to being a part of this great day of learning, engaging and connecting. We will see you there! #paigeVII, #ujimaatx, #ujimanewsmag #ujimaatx #celebratingthevision #newsandinformation #embrace #karentaylorbass #brandme Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima       Continue reading Brand Me – Engage. Connect. Build

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Classic Night~The All White Edition

It’s time to get your flyest all white ensemble and prepare for an evening of comedy, live music, and just getting your sexy on!! This will be a classic night! Your host will the ONE and only. Fly guy with the bowties. BIG Ced of the hottest RNB station in Austin 95.9RNB. You want comedy? We got it! That’s right! From B.E.T’s hit comedy competition … Continue reading Classic Night~The All White Edition

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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

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Fun Summer Fun for Your Children

Summer has arrived and children are out of school. What will they do with all the time on their hands? Here are a few ideas you may consider to keep your little ones enjoying fun, learning new things and meeting new people.   The Austin Zoo- This is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy all the animals. Check out their summer programs and their … Continue reading Fun Summer Fun for Your Children

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[News] Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step

For many young professionals, going from work to glam isn’t easy. But don’t worry though— Avonda Turner has got you covered. Turner tells theGrio.com she really felt the need to upgrade her wardrobe when she started her professional career.  Her first thought was to purchase statement jewelry to add a pop to her look, but she couldn’t afford the pieces she liked. That’s when the concept for ERIN/ANDERSON … Continue reading [News] Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step

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[News] These black women entrepreneurs are showing love to all skin tones with ‘Mented’

If you are a person who wears and loves makeup, you may find this story of interest. Check out these two business women who created Mented for all skin tones. When it comes to beauty, Kristen “KJ” Miller and Amanda E. Johnson refuse to settle. In September 2015, the two friends and former Harvard Business School classmates set out to solve a cosmetics problem they kept running … Continue reading [News] These black women entrepreneurs are showing love to all skin tones with ‘Mented’