A proud Navy veteran who achieved the rank of Special Operations Officer, Fred McGhee is one of the first Black diving officers in U.S. Navy history. McGhee is an archeologist, and he’s running for Austin City Council.
Jonathan ‘Chaka’ Mahone is a member of RIDERS AGAINST THE STORM. For this Artist-to-Artist Q&A, he gets down to the nitty gritty and up to spiritual heights with Bobby McFerrin, who Chaka dubs “a vocal alchemist.”
Bill “The Mailman” Martin, gospel announcer and president of the Texas Chapter of the Gospel Announcers Guild, passed away on Apr. 7. He mentored Naomi Richard, who authored this remembrance of his life.
“Mission Accomplished,” was how Chaka felt when Riders Against the Storm (RAS) won the prestigious Band of the Year award at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. To have Hip Hop appreciated and validated by a bona fide music-loving community was exactly the purpose of RAS’ move to Austin in 2009.
LBJ High School hosted the second annual AISD African American Parental Involvement Conference today. It featured two new East Austin middle school options and provided information about helping students succeed at any school.