Kimberly Rivers Roberts, a young rap artist, and her husband, Scot, shot a firsthand account of Hurricane Katrina with their own video camera. The resulting film was a 2008 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
This general interest, family magazine provides African American news, views, and cultural insight. Founded by John H. Johnson, the first issue was published November 1, 1945 and has continuously published since that date.
"Founded in 1968, Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) launched ESSENCE, the ground-breaking magazine created exclusively for African-American women in 1970." Features articles on health, beauty, fashion, food, interior decorating, careers, the arts, and travel.
"The Black racial category includes people who marked the “Black, African Am., or Negro” checkbox. It also includes respondents who reported entries such as African American; Sub-Saharan African entries, such as Kenyan and Nigerian; and Afro-Caribbean entries, such as Haitian and Jamaican.*
*Sub-Saharan African entries are classified as Black or African American with the exception of Sudanese and Cape Verdean because of their complex, historical heritage. North African entries are classified as White, as OMB defines White as a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa."
"Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the primary purpose of this documentary project was to record and preserve the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s."
"One hundred of the interviews have been digitized and made available on this site, with transcripts, totaling about 175 hours of recordings and 10,000 pages of text. The recordings and transcripts are also available through iTunes U, accessible via any computer with iTunes software installed."
"The Austin Area Urban League, incorporated on August 12, 1977, stands proudly as it takes its place among the 115 affiliates of the National Urban League. Although 34 years have passed since its creation, the Austin Area Urban League continues to hold fast to our original mission; one which guides our outreach, programming, partnerships and advocacy. We envision a community in which all citizens are free from barriers to education, economic and social success."
"The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination."
"The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material. The museum offers gallery exhibits, programs, classes, spring break and summer camps, theater productions and a genealogy center."
"The Mission of the Williamson County African American Chamber of Commerce is to provide:
* Information to our members which will help them achieve their specific business goals;
* Guidance in Communicating the needs and goals of our members to the community at large;
* Empowerment of our members in achieving economic Success through our knowledge, skills, resources, connections and relationships throughout the Williamson County community;
* Increasing Awareness of our member's interests and or concerns with local business and community leaders along with government officials.