Why it’s Important to Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

This year marks the 9th annual celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week, with the theme being, The Big Pause: Collective Rest and Power. As a Black mom who struggled to breastfeed all three of her babies,...
Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Grit and Grace to Gold : Our Champion, Tamyra Mensah-Stock

’Oh my gosh, look at us representing" These words were spoken affectionately on a world wrestling stage between sisters- not bound by blood, yet still predesigned to share a sisterhood by their two most identifiable...
slave songs

Juneteenth :: Celebrating Freedom Through Music

Juneteenth, which falls on June 19th every year, is a special day to commemorate the end of slavery in America. On this day in 1865, the Union Army entered Texas, ending the state's two-year...

Juneteenth and How You Can Celebrate

So What IS Juneteenth about? “Freedom Day” – The Emancipation from Slavery for African-Americans in Texas. Being a true Texas girl, I’ve celebrated this holiday with my family and our church and local communities my...

Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

As part of my commitment to raising race-conscious children, I’ve been diversifying our bookshelves—purchasing and checking out books from the library that feature faces and characters from all different races and ethnicities. I want...

Black Owned Businesses to Support in Austin

One simple way that we can help the current fight for equality is by supporting the black-owned businesses in our community. They need us more than ever. In times like this, especially in times like...
Black History Month

What I Wish I Had Known About Black History Month As A Kid

I'll admit it: I didn't celebrate Black History Month as a kid.  My family was one of the only minority families in a predominantly small, white suburban town, and we were East Indian. I was...

5 Things to Share with Your Child About Black History Month

Black History Month is a time designated to highlighting achievements and contributions of African Americans that historically weren't as focused on in traditional history classes. Here are 5 things any Texas mom should share...