UT Austin alum and former DDCE graduate student Johnie L. Jones (MPAf ’11) has asked our help in a philanthropic project to help residents of Flint, Michigan. Jones’ company, Greater Life Apparel, has teamed up with Brydge Collective Media LLC to raise $5,000 in 7 days to provide in-home water… read more
The biennial University Interscholastic League reclassification and realignment for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years will be released Monday, Feb. 1 at 9:00 a.m. CST. The new alignments, established by enrollment figures submitted to the UIL by its member schools in October, will serve as the football and basketball districts… read more
Sparrow Rose Jones will give two talks open to the public on The University of Texas at Austin campus on Jan. 27 and Feb. 1. Jones is an autistic author, composer, artist, polymath, and accomplished public speaker, who blogs at Unstrange Mind. Wed., Jan. 27, 6 PM – “Living on the… read more
Last Monday, hundreds of community members gathered at the Forty Acres to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Starting at 9 a.m. at the MLK Statue on the East Mall, the public enjoyed a brief opening ceremony then proceeded to march to the State Capitol… read more
The 22nd annual community celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at The University of Texas at Austin and proceed to the State Capitol and on to Huston-Tillotson University campus where events and entertainment will continue until 3 p.m. When: 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18… read more
It may seem easy to assume that a star college athlete’s road to success has been neatly paved. But the truth of the matter is that Black male athletes graduate at lower rates than their non-Black counterparts and only a slim margin make it into professional sports. At this year’s… read more
Voting began January 4 in the Infinity Coaches’ Charity Challenge. UT Austin basketball coach Shaka Smart has chosen the Neighborhood Longhorns Program as his charity. NLP could receive up to $100,000 if Coach Smart prevails! Vote early and often. First round voting is between Jan. 4-24. During that round the… read more
Austin and Travis County partner with the DDCE to close opportunity gaps for young men of color.
If there were any doubt as to whether or not President Fenves would be as strong on diversity as his predecessor, it was immediately laid to rest when he spent a good part of his first day meeting with community leaders in East Austin.