Freeing Minds and opening doors to higher education in Austin

Tasha McMillion recently graduated from The Free Minds Project, a program offering free courses in humanities to adults who have faced barriers to higher education. A proud single mother of a son named Miles, McMillion started college years ago, but found herself unable to finish due to various circumstances. “Free Minds has not only provided […]

Joyce Adejumo, gallery owner who helped victims of DWI, dies

Joyce Elizabeth Adejumo (Hunt) was born to Mary Elizabeth Sales and Johnny Willie White in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Dec. 24, 1959. She grew up in Durham North Carolina, where as a child, she demonstrated exceptional skills in mathematics, music, and visual and performance arts. In June 1983 she became the first African American […]

Havana Nights Gala

Hispanic Physicians Association (HPA) will hold its Cuban themed Havana Nights Gala on Saturday, May 25th at the Mexican American Cultural Center.  The 5th annual event will commence at 6:30 PM with Senator Barrientos as the Master of Ceremonies and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as speaker. The Brew will entertain attendees with Latin Jazz tunes. Proceeds from the […]

Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business Awards

The Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce honored Austin’s small business leaders, local corporations, diversity champions and leading entrepreneurs at the 2013 Small Business Awards Gala on February 22, 2013 before a crowd of over 300 at the Westin Domain. The annual event recognizes the creation, growth and expansion of African-American businesses and leadership […]

Austin bag ban supporters protest state lawmaker’s anti-ban bill

Strolling the hallways with cloth sacks in hand, a group of young demonstrators unexpectedly arrived inside the Capitol office of a North Texas state lawmaker Wednesday to drop off a few armloads of reusable shopping bags. The tongue in cheek protest came complete with a man covered in disposable plastic sacks, purporting to support HB […]

The B+ Foundation Drive for a good cause at Circuit of The Americas!

The B+ Foundation came to Austin to race at Circuit of The Americas, second round of the 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.  B+ Racing drivers, cancer survivor Al Carter and Hugh Plumb are among the top favorites to win at COTA.  B+ Foundation “Fighting Childhood Cancer Tour” has been created to help increase awareness […]

Austin Fashion Designer Teresa Valenzuela-Basa Launches Clothing Line

Inspired by the wind and sun of her native Chile, Austin fashion designer Teresa Valenzuela-Basa will unveil her Vento e Sole (wind and sun) clothing line at Ballet Austin this 17th of March.  The clothing line, which features bold, radiant and captivating designs for today’s sophisticated young woman, will mark the coming out party for Valenzuela-Basa […]

Austin Hispanic Chamber Announces 2013 Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Awardee Among Recipients Honored at the Hispanic Chamber’s 40th Annual Gala The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) will honor Juan Garza, VP of finance and development, Central Health, as their 2013 Founders’ Lifetime Achievement award recipient at the 40th Annual Awards Banquet, Celebrando Austin. Additionally, seven local individuals and corporations who […]

Passport to Bali

Blue Glue Bikinis celebrated their grand opening as attendees experienced the exotic world of Bali as they viewed the fabulous collection of French swimwear. 10% of sales from the evening were donated to “You Are Good Tees”, an organization that helps promote and protect children who have been abused or neglected. The latest trends in […]

Austin Classical Guitar Society’s Italian Masters Soloduo in Concert

The Austin Classical Guitar Society (ACGS) continues its International Concert Series with the highly-anticipated return of the Italian masters, SoloDuo, hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most engaging duos in classical music,” in concert at 8 pm on Friday, March 1 at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church.  As SoloDuo, Matteo Mela and […]