Growing up in Ft. Worth, Texas, my Father researched The Woodlawn Organization. The impact this organization made was felt thousands of miles away. The social issues that plague our communities today, aren't very different from what The Woodlawn Organization faced in the 60's. "Same garbage just a different smell." Led by Rev. Arthur Brazier, Saul Alinsky, and Dr. Leon Finney, T.W.O organized rent strikes and protested against slum landlords and grocery store owners. They also received a grant to start a Job Training Center in Woodlawn.
I spend the majority of my Sunday mornings editing video at Robust Coffee Lounge located at 63rd and Woodlawn. A hostess named Jamilla makes the best Caramel Royal. I usually switch Coffee shops every month, but Robust is so convenient. It has free wifi, awesome cheese danish's, and great customer service.
I'm all about supporting young business owners. Tiera is 25, and she already has her own storefront in Woodlawn. She owns The Penthouse Boutique, a business that's dedicated to connecting fashion forward women with the latest styles and creating future trends. Be sure to stop by the store at 1169 E. 63rd St. Or follow her on Instagram here.
I've seen a lot of churches and met a lot of Pastors in my day, but I've never seen a Church with a Full Sized basketball court. The Apostolic Church of God, located at 6320 South Dorchester Avenue built a basketball gym, and its free to the public! This church also provides many wrap around services for the Woodlawn Community. I'm on the Mayors Youth Advisory Council for Gun Violence, and we meet at The Apostolic Church of God once a month.