Fitness fair focuses on combating Hispanic obesity trend

The largest gathering of sports and fitness groups in Central Texas is mobilizing this Saturday, July 17, to inspire Hispanic families to lead healthier lifestyles. Athletes from the Austin Aztex, the Austin Toros, the Round Rock Express, and the Texas Stars, along with 150 fitness guides, wellness specialists, counselors, and non-profit representatives, will be at [...]

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 [...]

Fourth of July events around Austin

Not sure what to do to celebrate America’s 234th birthday?  Below is a list of events happening in and around Austin this July 4th weekend, fireworks included. Fri July 02 Carlos’n Charlie’s Fireworks (Emerald Point Marina, 5973 Hiline Rd) The infamous bar and grill on Lake Travis will have fireworks on July 2 and 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 [...]

Austin Celebrates World Refugee Day

Austin residents are invited to join in the celebration of the United Nations World Refugee Day at the Bob Bullock State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, this Saturday to learn more about the international refugee community in Austin. This year’s celebration coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980, landmark legislation [...]

Where to watch the World Cup around Austin

When it comes to sports events, this is not Austin’s first rodeo.  A city that has made it to the BCS championship twice in the last five years is not new to hosting large numbers of sports fans eager to find a big screen to watch the game.  However, with the World Cup games being [...]

Photo exhibit to benefit Mexico’s indigenous Huicholes

While living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in Mexico, photographer Diego Huerta accidentally came across a sacred ceremony being performed by the Huicholes (pronounced Whee-chol-es) during a hike in a big canyon in the La Huasteca (pronounced Whah-steck-a) region. Huerta returned to the area months later only to discover that the neighbors had shut down this ritual [...]

Sweet summer sounds for free around Austin

It is summertime in Austin and it is HOT (which you may have noticed!). What are you supposed to do to enjoy this wonderful time of year when you are short on cash? Listed below are just a few of the amazing music events in Austin that will help keep you cool and busy. After [...]

The 2010 FIFA World Cup: Lacking the Star Power of World Cups Past

On June 11th, 32 National Soccer teams will partake a month long tournament known as the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The big power-house teams will be there: France, USA, Brazil, Germany, England, and defending champion Italy. The beauty of this event is that these Nations stop their daily routines and sit to watch [...]

BAM: Celebrating Black Arts

“There [are] not a lot of activities about African American culture and arts,” said Ms. Lisa Byrd, Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Arts Movement performing arts festival. Black Arts Movement festival (BAM) is a celebration of African American artists in the new millennium. This three-week long event, she said, is “an opportunity to [...]