Culture

Black Women of ATX: A Brave Space for Women

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When Sydney Martens moved to Austin at the height of the pandemic, she found it hard to meet and connect with other women. After joining some Facebook groups, she noticed how a lot of co-ed groups allowed bashing and disparaging comments of Black Women.

Production of Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker to Highlight Black Excellence, History and Triumph

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Ballet Afrique, Austin’s first all-Black en pointe dance company, is excited to present Duke Ellington’s: The Nutcracker Suite in a 7 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 19 at The Paramount Theatre. The production, which is set in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance period of the 1920s and 30s, promises to be a grand spectacle of opulence and a positively joyous treat for the entire family. 

Let’s Build A Better Austin

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Part of the mission of the African American Leadership Institute (AALI) is to build a better city for Black people to live, work, and play. With a booming job market and a world of space and opportunity here, Austin can be a premier destination for Black people to come, put down roots, and stay.

Black Girls Do: Go Spelunking!

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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.