Tour through local cemetery highlights trailblazing African Americans in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Everyone has a story. However, Deborah Omowale Jarmon, the Executive Director of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, says the trailblazing stories of people of color -- have been historically harder to find. It’s why SAAACAM is hosting a tour in Eastview Cemetery on Saturday of local African American historical icons and the impact they made in the community. “They can expect a safe, socially-distanced tour,” Jarmon said. She was one of the founders of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, establishing the local chapter in San Antonio.
Family hit twice by gun violence remembers legacy of late Army drill sergeant
SAN ANTONIO – A Topeka, Kansas, family is demanding justice after their loved one, U.S. Army Drill Sgt. Jessica Mitchell, was gunned down early New Year’s Day. The family said Jessica Mitchell was beyond loved by those who knew her. “She is shy at first but very positive,” said Mayo Mitchell, Jessica’s father, also an Army veteran. They had this to say for the suspect still at large:“Thou shall not kill,” Mayo Mitchell said.
What’s Up South Texas!: San Antonio man shares legacy of African American art, collections
San Antonio – A San Antonio man hopes to share his legacy of collecting and painting historic African American art to inspire others to never stop being creative. I see myself, clearly, as this person who has a strong sensei for creative things.”Edwards said he was inspired to start his journey of painting after his brother invited him to come to an African American art show in Atlanta. “They are one of the largest collectors of African American art in the country,” Edwards said. He even started a band and got a chance to entertain his parents for their 50th wedding anniversary at the San Antonio Majestic Theatre, which was once segregated. It made them the stars of the night.”Edwards said there is a reason why he does African American art.