Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

AUSTIN- Greater East Austin Youth Association celebrated Juneteenth with pageantry and a community program at the Doris Miller Auditorium. The program was followed up with a 2K Freedom Run and a community parade and park festival. This year the celebration focused on the theme of “Realizing Our Opportunities To Succeed” (R.O.O.T.S). “This is about realizing…

Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

AUSTIN-The City of Austin unveiled 22 new portraits bordering the existing public art at the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility and announced more portraits will be added each year. The unveiling of the annual African American Portrait Project was part of a standing-only reception for honorees and their loved ones commemorating “Portraits of African Americans…

Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

AUSTIN: The City of Austin enters a 90-day period asking the public about names. The city is discussing the renaming process for the East Lawn portion of Auditorium Shores in Central Austin. The East Lawn portion of Auditorium Shores is bound by the trailhead parking lot to the east; Ann and Roy Butler Hike and…

Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

DALLAS–Toyota announced that it is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations in a move designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth. Within the next three years, Toyota’s three separate North American headquarters for manufacturing, sales and marketing, and corporate operations will relocate…

Black Men & Women Commitments to Struggle Based on Heart & Thirsty Desire For Real Change

Story By: Darwin Campbell,  African-American News&Issues Photo courtesy of Austin Statesman AUSTIN-Civil Rights elders Georgia Congressman John Lewis, former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and Former Congressman and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young  shared their recollections of movement history, insights and visions for the future at the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library.…