Austin Fashion Week Awards

The 2nd Annual Austin Fashion Awards was held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts where participants of Austin Fashion Week were selected in three different categories:  People’s Choice Awards (voted on by general public), Critic’s Choice Awards (voted by a panel of 40 local Austinites influential in the fashion community), and Peer Choice [...]

The flavor of soul: “Suite 709″

Suite 709, Austin’s newest band, has been compared to “John Legend meets The Jackson 5;” a fresh flavor with just a hint of vintage to round off a sound that stretches across several musical genres. Infectious rhythms, hooks that stick to your brain, and soulful vocals combine to produce a sound that moves through your [...]

Princess In Training, Inc. has crowning ceremony

Austin organization designed to prepare young ladies to be the leaders of tomorrow, Princess in Training, Inc.,  held its Crowning Ceremony with guest speaker Cora Coleman-Dunham, author of G.A.G.U. Gathering A Greater Understanding The Ultimate Life Guide for Youth at the Dell Children’s Hospital Signe Auditorium for ten girls ranging from ages 12-18 that completed [...]

Five Outstanding Young Texans (FOYT)

Texas Junior Chamber will celebrate the achievements of Five Outstanding Young Texans (FOYT) during their Award Ceremony at their annual conference event in the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol August 13-15, 2010.  The winners are between 18 and 41 years of age who “exemplify the best attributes of the nation’s young people.” The winners [...]

World Music Night bringing diversity to Austin

For one year now, Bemba Entertainment and KUT90.5/ have brought World Music Night every Tuesday to Momo’s, giving Austin a chance to connect with cultures from all over the world through music.  Founded in 2007 by Brandon Badillo, Bemba Entertainment has been producing unique events inspired by the arts and multiculturalism.  World Music Night, one [...]

President Obama heats up Austin

Air Force One arrived in Austin a little earlier than expected around 12:05 p.m. with Gov. Rick Perry, State Sen. Kirk Watson, State Rep. Mark Strama and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell meeting the president on the tarmac. Media and special guests were also on hand to welcome him enduring the blistering Texas heat. Governor Perry [...]

MBA associations gear up for 2010 Texas LEAD Conference

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) kicked off July with a pre-conference Salsa and Soul mixer at Copa on July 2. Both Austin chapters are gearing up for the 2010 Texas LEAD, the 8th annual professional development conference on leadership, education, and diversity taking place on July [...]

Capital City African-American Chamber hosts awards luncheon

The 3rd Annual Business Awards Luncheon, held at Norris Conference Center, honored several local businesses and leaders for their dedication and contribution to Austin’s economy and civic engagement. Texas Gas Service, Corporate Partner of the Year - TGS has been a member of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce since the 1990’s.  The [...]

Double Portion ready for inspirational summer series conference

Gospel R&B recording artists James Roy and John Troy Jacobs, from Double Portion, begin their empowering summer calendar at the South Park Inspirational Concert Series starting Sunday, June 27, followed by the 9th annual Hero Project youth and young adult conference. South Park Inspirational Concert Series is a free event at the Grove on the [...]

From the publisher: It’s cheaper to keep her

Who deserves $800 million? This week I was going to wax poetic on current events that are affecting our world. The oil continues to spill in the Gulf with seemingly no relief insight. Combine that with Hurricane Alex and it is a recipe for disaster. This new just came across the wire. It seems that [...]