5 Things Every Austinite Should Know About Black History

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As this month comes to a close, it’s a great time to remember Black History is so much more than 28 days or one checkbox on our to do list. Understanding and appreciating the...

Juneteenth: Celebration instead of Misappropriation and Commercialization

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Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated every year on June 19th, combining "June" and "nineteenth" to create Juneteenth. It is a holiday that has become celebrated over the years, but the meaning behind it is often...

Black Owned Businesses to Support in Austin

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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 Maternal Health: Become an Advocate for Yourself

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Black History Month is when we reflect on our history and reignite our dedication to dismantling systemic barriers that prevent our nation from truly having justice for all.As a Black mother, I want to...

Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

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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...

Juneteenth and How You Can Celebrate

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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...
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Juneteenth :: Celebrating Freedom Through Music

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

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’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...