Let’s Build A Better Austin


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.

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. 

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