Black Women of ATX: A Brave Space for Women


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


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.