“A Sunday Affair” May 27th Sunday Memorial Day Weekend

This year’s Austin Wine & Music Festival (AWMF) Award will feature winning Texas Wineries including Flat Creek Estate, Driftwood Estate Winery, Stone House Winery, Spicewood Vineyards, Dry Comal Creek, Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Wimberley Valley Winery, and Duchman Family Winery under the gorgeous pavilion at Driftwood Estate Winery for, “A Sunday Affair”, on May 27th from […]

East Austin band students play Stubbs with their Music Pro Mentors

On May 20th, performances on the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater will feature East Austin music students in grades 6–12 who have spent the last several months receiving individual instruction from some of Austin’s finest professional musicians through Anthropos Arts. Anthropos Arts’ music-education programs, now in their 13th year, pair students from Title I schools in […]

CASA recognizes Rep. Dukes for leadership

State Representative Dawnna Dukes presented Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Larry Earvin a check for $20,000 during the 13th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival. The previous record amount of $15,000 was donated in 2010. “With this year’s donation, we have now given over $100,000 to the University over the past 13 years,” said Rep. Dukes. […]

APD recruiting for new officers

In these challenging economic times, where several employers are making cutbacks and consolidating, the Austin Police Department is currently recruiting and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Applications are available for download for cadet classes starting in December 2012, April 2013 and August 2013. APD will continue to accept applications until all testing dates are […]

Local gallery owner and community activist may face closure

Community activist, author and entrepreneur Joyce Adejumo has spent a lifetime helping the community. After establishing Mitchie’s Gallery, she opened the gallery doors for an extensive list of programs including weekly children activities such as science and math tutoring, art workshops, sign language with story time, monthly family friendly poetry, a Co-Dependent No More-Women Support […]

E.A.S.T for unique local home ideas

This past weekend as I visited the 10th East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.), where artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces in the area allow for a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes, I reflected on what an amazing opportunity a yearly event like this is […]

Go BOSH Conference 2011

On October 21st, 2011, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors will be in attendance at this year’s Go BOSH Conference 2011 at the UT Longhorn Stadium Event Center Belmont Hall, Centennial Ballroom. Organized by Minority Start-Up Association of Texas, the day long event is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing, relationship building and deal making amongst Central Texas […]

Austin’s African-American Chamber of Commerce appoints new president

On Aug. 29, the Capitol City African-American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) board of directors named Natalie Madeira Cofield new president and CEO.  The board appointed Cofield based upon her expertise in economic and business development, program management and public affairs. The CCAACC was looking for a fresh, youthful new leader who could keep the Chamber […]

Sultry Sade brings tour to Austin

The Frank Erwin Center has announced Sade will perform September 7. “Directed by longtime collaborator Sophie Muller, and with production and lighting design by Baz Halpin, the tour is groundbreaking from a visual perspective,” the Frank Erwin website boasts. “With a 23’ x 52’ high resolution LED screen behind the band, and enormous projection screens […]

“Aspire To Be Me” Talent Showcase

On July 16th the African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation (AAMBHF) hosts their second annual “Aspire to Be Me” fundraiser at Stateside at the Paramount , an “American Idol, Urban style” talent showcase. Native Austinite and rising star from Necessary Roughness, True Blood, and Desperate Housewives, Mehcad Brooks will host the evening and be […]


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