Learning & Taking Positive Actions in ATX: A Historical Pick! Kamala Harris - 5 Things to Know ...

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August 11, 2020
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What will it take to make a positive impact in the ATX community towards racial justice? There are many answers that include learning, communicating, understanding and respecting the differences and similarities we all have. By discovering so many helpful resources for creating positive changes with productive actions. Supporting local Black-owned businesses, volunteering and donating to organizations and causes that will help our community unite. Taking action for Social Justice! 

A Historical Day! Joe Biden named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate making her the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket! 5 Things to know about Kamala Harris The woman who could become the next Vice President of the United States! (8/11/20)

Who is Kamala Harris?


Austin caught the spotlight Sunday night 8/09 for gig jobs with W. Kamau Bell's United Shades of America on CNN. (8/10/20)

"Last fall, way before we knew just how much more the economy would rely on the labor of gig workers, "United Shades of America" went to Austin, Texas, to learn about the fastest-growing category of new jobs in the country. Oops -- I didn't mean to say "jobs." These are called gigs, so companies can get away with not offering the kind of worker protections and benefits that you expect from a job." W. Kamau Bell 

This United Shades episode in ATX also includes a chat with Jose P. Garza from @workersdefense who's running for DA in Travis County ... Reimagine Justice in ATX!

Alicia Keys is getting into the Beauty Brand Biz  (8/6/20) 


Chance the Rapper (27) on the September cover of Parents magazine with his wife Kirsten and daughters Kensli (4) and Mari (1) describes talking to his kids about racism.

"My kids are young. Mainly, we've been teaching Kensli to love herself, to understand that her opinion is important, to understand that Black is beautiful and that Black power is her superpower," Chance tells Parents. As for his baby girl, "Marli, I've just been trying to teach her how to walk." lots more here. (8/5/20)



Queen Bey's debut on Disney+ with 'Black Is King'. It includes Beyoncé’s new ear candy 'Already' (7/31/20)

Celebration of Life of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis (7/30/20)

John Lewis last word through his friend Morgan Freeman

Former President Barack Obama's eulogy for John Lewis in written form

Her Life Matters- Breonna Taylor & many others / Oprah Magazine's September 2020 issue (7/30/20)

Mark your calendar for ATX's official Holiday every year on JUNE 19th. JUNETEENTH!  (7/29/20) #BlackAustinMatters


#RIPJohnLewis (7/28/20) : "There’s an EPIC double rainbow over the US Capitol and #JohnLewis right now, as he lies in state for 2 more hours... "


13th / Netflix an Oscar-nominated film that won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards directed Ava DuVernay (Selma). (7/24/20)

13th is an examination of the U.S. prison system that looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. It's a Free Must Watch!  

Long-time congressman and civil rights icon, John R. Lewis lost his battle to Pancreatic cancer on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 80.  There are many purposals on ways to honor him from renaming a historic bridge, to passing voting rights legislation, to holding a pandemic-safe public memorial. (7/20/20)

Remembering John R. Lewis in his own words... 


UT Austin has made it Official Today (7/14/20)


Look what's appeared on Congress Ave. leading to the capitol in ATX this morning #BlackAustinMatters Tuesday , June 16, 2020

Keep Austin Black app created by UT student Earl Potts Jr. created an app to support Black-owned businesses providing a directory to help others support the community.  Google Play store and in beta for iOS  (Fox 7 Austin)


Art exists when words don’t do justice. “If he can’t breathe, we can’t breathe.” By Chris Rogers Art @ Native Hostel 807 East 4th Street ATX  78702


Only two weeks after 12yr Keedron Bryant's video went viral racking up millions of views, the young Gospel singer has officially signed a deal with Warner Records for the song's official release. Click here for lots more! 

Change.org’s Justice Now includes local petitions, dozens of high profile racial justice campaigns.

Social Justice 2020 Current Events

Here are some resources with ways you can 'Educate Yourself ... to take Positive and Productive Action!'


Educate /Help / Learn



DO512 Resource Guide to Creating Change in Austin

Health Resources to Utilize

Organizations to Donate to and Volunteer

Petitions and Forms to Sign

Voting Information to Utilize

Criterion Channel movie streaming service featuring cornerstones of Black cinema at no charge.

Eater Austin: A Roundup of Guides to the Austin Area’s Black-Owned Restaurants All the lists, guides, and apps to help you figure out where to lend your support by dining out

Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees on all orders from Black-owned restaurants through the end of 2020. The company's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced in an email to customers on Thursday. The app will provide a prompt to easily navigate over to a list of available Black-owned restaurants in your area.

DO512 Black Artists in Austin: Musicians / Visual

Featured Musician: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (blues, funk, soul)


Featured Visual Artist: Julia Zipporah Alan (animator, rotoscoper, filmmaker)


DO512 Black-Owned Businesses To Support in Austin
A few of the many listed




 And more 


Big Thanks to some of Austin's Best for resource info:
DO512 Black Artists in Austin: Musicians and Visual
DO512 Black-Owned Businesses To Support in Austin
DO512 Family Resources for Supporting Austin's Black Community
DO512 Resource Guide to Creating Change in Austin
Sustainable Food Center