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LBJ’s State Run: It Was More Than Just A Game

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Ebonie Trice: A Woman on a Mission

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LaKissa Bright: Ladders for Leaders

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Ballet Afrique’s China Smith Loves the Kids

China Smith was in middle school at J.E. Pearce Middle School when she realized how wide the opportunity gap was between her peers who looked like her, and the white students who lived on the West side of town.

Let’s Go Glamping in the Austin Hill Country

Collective Retreats is a nationwide glamping (glamorous camping) retreat with locations from Montana to New York. I recently had the pleasure of hosting a complimentary overnight stay at their Hill Country site in Wimberley, TX, and left feeling like an enhanced version of myself. 

LBJ’s State Run: It Was More Than Just A Game

So this is something that’s been on my heart, so I am just gonna say it. For those of you who are unaware, LBJ making it to state was a big deal for many reasons. Yes, it is our alma mater, and yes it was a school first, but it’s so much bigger than that. 

Steve Savage: The Legacy Continues

The name Steve Savage is familiar to most Black Austinites.  He has been the general manager for 88.7 KAZI FM, Austin’s oldest community radio…

Ebonie Trice: A Woman on a Mission

In Gary, Indiana more than three-fourths of the population is Black, and one out of almost every 3 residents in the city lives in poverty. Local churches have stepped in to fill the gaps, establishing community gardens and food pantries and helping to meet the basic needs of city residents where public service programs fall short. Such was the case for the church Ebonie Trice was raised in, she remembers

LaKissa Bright: Ladders for Leaders

LaKissa Bright was a first-generation college student. She didn’t receive her first internship opportunity until college, but during her daughter’s senior year of high…

Best in the Citi: The Barber Shop Experience

The Black barber shop has been a place of refuge and strength and a bedrock of the Black community for years. Read one man’s life-changing barber shop experience, and then check out our list of the best barber shops in Austin.

ACL Fest is Back and It’s Black(er)

ACL Fest is back with a more diverse line-up that features more rap, including local favorites like Riders Against the Storm, Deezie Brown, The Teeta, CP Loony and Mike Melinoe.

Black Girls Do: Go Spelunking!

Black Women Who Kayak+ Founder Tanya Walker talks about the transformative experience of pushing boundaries and diving in – literally – with a group of eight Black women on a recent excursion to a hidden cave in Austin.

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Ballet Afrique’s China Smith Loves the Kids

China Smith was in middle school at J.E. Pearce Middle School when she realized how wide the opportunity gap was between her peers who looked like her, and the white students who lived on the West side of town.

Steve Savage: The Legacy Continues

The name Steve Savage is familiar to most Black Austinites.  He has been the general manager for 88.7 KAZI FM, Austin’s oldest community radio…

Ebonie Trice: A Woman on a Mission

In Gary, Indiana more than three-fourths of the population is Black, and one out of almost every 3 residents in the city lives in poverty. Local churches have stepped in to fill the gaps, establishing community gardens and food pantries and helping to meet the basic needs of city residents where public service programs fall short. Such was the case for the church Ebonie Trice was raised in, she remembers

LaKissa Bright: Ladders for Leaders

LaKissa Bright was a first-generation college student. She didn’t receive her first internship opportunity until college, but during her daughter’s senior year of high…

Black Girls Do: Go Spelunking!

Black Women Who Kayak+ Founder Tanya Walker talks about the transformative experience of pushing boundaries and diving in – literally – with a group of eight Black women on a recent excursion to a hidden cave in Austin.