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A Taste of Austin, Texas

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT AUSTIN?

  1. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Austin has a population of 786,386 (2009 U.S. Census estimate).

  2. In 1860, 38% of Travis County residents were slaves. In 1861, with the outbreak of the American Civil War, voters in Austin and other Central Texas communities voted against secession. However, as the war progressed and fears of attack by Union forces increased, Austin contributed hundreds of men to the Confederate forces. The African American population of Austin swelled dramatically after the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas by Union General Gordon Granger at Galveston in an event commemorated as Juneteenth. Black communities such as Wheatville, Pleasant Hill, and Clarksville were established around Austin by these newcomers.

  3. Austin is considered to be a major center for high tech. Thousands of graduates each year from the engineering and computer science programs at The University of Texas at Austin provide a steady source of employees that help to fuel Austin's technology and defense industry sectors.

  4. The skyline has drastically changed in recent years, and the residential real estate market has remained relatively strong. Downtown growth has been aided by the presence of a popular live music and nightlife scene, museums, restaurants, and Lady Bird Lake, considered one of the city's best recreational spots. South by Southwest (SXSW) is hosted downtown and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues around Downtown Austin over four days, in March.

  5. Austinites take pride in personal eccentricities. Austin is the only major Texas city that has no ordinance against women appearing topless in public. "Keep Austin Weird" has become a local motto in recent years, featured on bumper stickers and t-shirts. This motto has not only been used in promoting Austin's eccentricity and diversity, but is also meant to bolster support of local independent businesses.

  6. Austin was selected as the No. 2 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and No. 3 in 2009, and also the "Greenest City in America" by MSN. According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Austin ranks No. 1 on the list of cities with the best people, referring to the personalities and attributes of the citizens.

  7. Austin has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. On average, Austin receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, with most of the precipitation in the spring, and a secondary maximum in the fall. Austin is usually at least partially sunny, receiving nearly 2650 hours, or 60.3% of the possible total, of bright sunshine per year. Austin summers are usually hot and humid, with average July and August highs in the mid-90s F. Winters in Austin are mild and relatively dry. For the entire year, Austin averages 88 days below 45 F and 24 days when the minimum temperature falls below freezing.

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KNLE 88.1 FM Round Rock, TX Christian Contemporary
KAZI 88.7 FM Austin, TX Urban Contemporary
KOOP 91.7 FM Hornsby, TX Variety
KHFI 96.7 FM Georgetown, TX Top-40
K246BD (KTXX) 97.1 FM Sunset Valley, TX Sports
K259AJ (KLBJ) 99.7 FM Austin, TX News/Talk
K261DW (KDRP) 100.1 FM Henly, TX Variety
KPEZ 102.3 FM Austin, TX Hip Hop
KTXX 104.9 FM Bee Cave, TX Sports

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Demographics of Austin, Texas

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

63.7%

8.2%

0.4%

5.5%

35%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Austin, Texas

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Businesses in Austin, Texas


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Abella Salon -  Category: Hair Salon-  6406 N I H 35, Austin, Texas 78752 (512) 587-2070

  2. A-Le-Pre Salon -  Category: Hair Salon-  7408-F Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78752 (512) 467-9616

  3. Ambiance Hair Design -  Category: Hair Salon-  5121 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78723 (512) 452-1955

  4. Ambient Tresses -  Category: Hair Salon-  7942 Great Northern Blvd., Austin, Texas 78758 (512) 485-1020

  5. A New Image Salon -  Category: Hair Salon-  8711 Burnet Rd. suite A-2, Austin, Texas 78757 (512) 785-9280

  6. Angel Hair Extensions -  Safe and Natural Hair Extensions -   (949) 707-8008  - (visit website)

  7. Before & After Healthy Hair Care -  Category: Hair Salon-  9422 Parkfield Drive, Austin, Texas (512) 977-0999

  8. Braids of Africa -  Category: Hair Salon-  5706 Manor Rd, Ste. B1 - located inside of Mitchie's, Austin, Texas 78723 (512) 771-4781

  9. Cheryl Way -  Category: Hair Care-  7942 Great Northern Blv suite # 33 - Austin, Texas (512) 485-1033

  10. Distinctively You -  Category: Hair Salon-  13343 HWY 183 North ste 149, Austin, Texas 78750 (512) 918-0500

  11. Ericka Nicole Studio -  Hair Extension Specialist-  2204 W. Anderson Lane - Austin, Texas (888) 262-9943

  12. exSALONce -  Category: Hair Salon-  8711 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas 78758 (512) 680-1424

  13. exSALONce -  Category: Hair Salon-  9012 Research Blvd., Austin, Texas 78758 (512) 680-1424

  14. Foxilocks Natural Hair Care -  Foxilocks offers cuts, color, & a variety of styling services.-  6505 Manchaca Rd. - Austin, Texas (512) 445-9919

  15. Gabrielle's Salon and Spa -  "Austin's Premier Multicultural Salon"-  9012 Research Blvd (512) 323-0798  - (visit website)

  16. Gaston Barber & Beauty Palace -  Category: Barbers-  1903 Gaston Place Dr - Austin, Texas (512) 926-9591

  17. HCS Salon -  Full service menu includes haircuts for men & women, diverse hair care.-  1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd (512) 453-8348  - (visit website)

  18. Kaylene Childers Natural Hair Care -  Category: Hair Care-  7950 Anderson Square - Austin, Texas (512) 452-1844

  19. Kingdom Kutz/Pro Barber -  Category: Barber-  Austin, Texas 78621 (512) 228-4748

  20. KleenShave.com -  Category: Shave-   KleenShave is a premier online shaving products source for African Americans, and all shavers with pseudofolliculitis barbae.  2004 Delvin Lane Austin, Texas (800) 929-5960  - (visit website)

  21. exSALONce -  Category: Hair Salon-  9012 Research Blvd., Austin, Texas 78758 (512) 680-1424

  22. Nappy Edges Salon -  Category: Hair Salon -   515 W. 15th, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 267-9990

  23. Nonye Hair Braiding -  Nonye Braids offers exceptional hair care to people from all backgrounds -  2307 Galway St (512) 524-7364  - (visit website)

  24. Phenomenal Hair and Skin -   Specialize in healthy hair: long, short, sew-in, quick weave, natural.  - 917 W. Anderson Sq # F - Austin, Texas (512) 791-5132

  25. Salon E -  Got The Bad Hair Blues? We Take Care Of You!-  7950 Anderson Sq Suite 102 - Austin, Texas (512) 452-1844

  26. The Bottom Line Hair Salon -  Category: Hair Salon -   1509 W. North Loop, Austin, Texas 78751 (512) 467-1509

  27. The Hair Clinic Salon -  Salon and beauty supply store located on one of the busiest streets in Austin! -  3016 Guadalupe St (512) 608-4016  - (visit website)

  28. Village Beauty & Barber Shop -  Category: Barbers-  1309 E 12th St - Austin, Texas (512) 236-8856

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Allstate Insurance -  Category: Insurance -   9800 North Lamar Ste 180, Austin, Texas 78753 (512) 653-6848

  2. Bobby R. Taylor -  Category: Attorney -   1709 East MLK Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702 (512) 476-4886

  3. GJ's Mens Fashion -  Category: Apparel -   7801 North Lamar, Austin, TX. (512) 380-9322 - (visit website)

  4. Huston-Tillotson College -  Category: Historically Black College -   900 Chicon St, Austin, TX, 78702-2795 (512) 505-3000 - (visit website)

  5. Keith and Assoc. -  Category: Attorney -   605 W. Oltorf St., Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 288-0582

  6. Natalie Freeman -  Category: Realtor -  A University of Texas at Austin graduate who is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to those buying or selling real estate in the greater Austin area.   - 1801 S. Mopac Expwy. Ste. 100 | Austin, TX 78746 (512) 296-8805 - (visit website)

  7. Sunshades Window Tinting -  Category: Auto -   Call Sunshades Window Tinting for the highest-quality window tint in Austin. In Austin, TX, window tint and car stereos are our specialties. Call today.   - 12217 Roxie Drive, Austin, TX. (512) 249-8468  - (visit website)

  8. Super Supper Club (SSC) -  Category: Auto -  The Super Supper Club of Austin is a social club exclusively for women who enjoy cooking, learning to cook, or just all around good company. Our dinner parties are filled with great food, drinks, and entertainment!   - All over Austin and surrounding areas. Austin, TX (512) 644-6586  - (visit website)

  9. The Bedford Law Firm -  Category: Attorney -   111 Congress Avenue, Fourth Floor, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 215-4835

  10. The Capitol Times -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1250 Capital of Texas Hwy, Two Cielo Center, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78746 (512) 499-8660

  11. The Villager -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1223-A Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX, 78702 (512) 476-0082

  12. Zabulon Technology -  Category: Software Services -   9804 Cottle Dr. Austin, TX 78753 (512) 834-3520 - (visit website)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. African American Cultural Heritage District -  Category: Cultural -   I-35, E. 11th St., Rosewood Ave./Oak Springs Dr., Airport Blvd., and Manor Rd. Austin, TX

  2. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center - -  Category: Museum -  1165 Angelina St - Austin, Texas (512) 974-4926   - (visit website)

  3. Mitchie's Gallery - -  Mitchie.com is central Texas' largest African and African American Art and Gift Gallery. -  7801 N Lamar Blvd - Austin, Texas (512) 323-6901   - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Aster's Ethiopian -   Ethiopian cuisine -   2804 N I-35, Austin, Texas (512) 469-5966 - (visit website)

  2. Ben's Longbranch BBQ -  Category: BBQ -   900 E. 11th St., Austin, Texas 78702 (512) 477-2516

  3. Catfish Parlour -   All-you-can-eat catfish with hushpuppies on the side is a true Southern experience. -   4705 E. Ben White, Austin, Texas (512) 443-1698

  4. Fish-R-Us -  Category: Seafood -   1401 B Rosewood, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 322-9777

  5. Freda's Seafood Grill -  Category: Seafood -  10903 Pecan Park Blvd, Austin, Texas 78750 (512) 506-8700

  6. Gene's New Orleans Style Poboys & Deli -  Category: Deli -  1209 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 (512) 477-6600

  7. Gumbo's Downtown -   Select appetizers are available at 1/2 off Monday through Friday -   710 Colorado St, Austin, Texas (512) 480-8053 - (visit website)

  8. Hoover's Cooking & Catering -   Home Cooking, Soul Food Restaurant -   2002 Manor Road - Austin, TX (512) 479-5006 - (visit website)

  9. It's All About You Catering -   Owner Mechelle Jackson started this company back in 2003 and did it just because she loved to cook. -   PO Box 144201, Austin, TX (512) 803-4659

  10. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill -   Moonshine serves up innovative down-home cooking in a casual atmosphere. -   303 Red River St, Austin, Texas (512) 236-9599 - (visit website)

  11. Mr. Catfish No. 1 -  Category: Seafood -  1075 Springdale Road, Austin, Texas 78721 (512) 977-6666

  12. Mr. Catfish No. 2 -  Category: Seafood -  850 Rundberg, Austin, Texas 78753 (512) 997-7878

  13. Ms. B's Authentic Creole Cuisine -  Category: Creole -  8105 Mesa Dr., Austin, Texas 78759 (512) 372-9529

  14. Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food Restaurant -   Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food is a locally owned restaurant in Austin, Texas. -   1815 Rosewood Ave, Austin, Texas (512) 474-5652 - (visit website)

  15. Sam's BBQ -  Category: BBQ -  2000 East 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 (512) 478-0378

  16. World Beat Cafe -  Category: Cafe -  600 West Martin Luther KIng, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 236-0197

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The Super Supper Club

The Super Supper Club of Austin is a social club exclusively for women who enjoy cooking, learning to cook, or just all around good company. Our dinner parties are filled with great food, drinks, and entertainment!


http://meetu.ps/29wnBH

512-644-6586

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Hi, I would like to volunteer to tutor African Americans algebra. If you don't know someone in need, please give me a lead.


contact: warrenndejean@yahoo.com

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CHURCHES



  1. Austin Full Gospel Holy Temple -  4312 Gillis St, Austin, TX (512) 442-0264  - (visit website)

  2. Bridgeway Christian Koinonia Church -  Category: Black Churches -   10811 Pecan Park Blvd. Austin, TX 78750 (512) 586-8605  - (visit website)

  3. David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church -  2211 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX (512) 472-9748  - (visit website)

  4. Faith and Trust Community Bible Church -  4604 Aristocrat Dr, Austin, Texas (512) 928-2371  - (visit website)

  5. Great Calvary Baptist Church -  6510 Berkman Dr, Austin, Texas (512) 454-6170  - (visit website)

  6. Impact Christian Church -  1310 Salina St, Austin, Texas (512) 477-0224

  7. Metropolitan AME Church -  1101 E 10th St, Austin, Texas (512) 478-2857

  8. Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church -  5900 Cameron Road, Austin, TX (512) 451-0808  - (visit website)

  9. Neighborhood Bapist Church -  Category: Black Churches -   1812 E M Franklin Austin, TX 78721 (512) 928-3852

  10. New Hope AME Church -  4711 Delores Ave, Austin, Texas (512) 929-7166

  11. St. James Episcopal Church -  1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, Texas (512) 926-6339 - (visit website)

  12. Wesley United Methodist Church -  1164 San Bernard St, Austin, Texas (512) 478-7007

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Baby Acapulco -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Blues, Jazz, Latin, R&B   - 5610 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78751 (512) 302-1366   - (visit website)

  2. Beauty Bar -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -   Rap/Hip Hop, Rock   - 617 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 391-1943   - (visit website)

  3. Cedar Street Courtyard -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -   R&B, Rock   - 208 West Fourth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 495-9669   - (visit website)

  4. Club Escapade 2000 -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -   Rap/Hip Hop, Mexican   - 6575 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724-4621 (512) 928-2939

  5. Club Fuze -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  505 Neches Austin, TX (512) 825-9191

  6. Club 1808 -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -   Rap/Hip Hop, Rock   - 1808 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 524-2519

  7. ColdTowne Theater -  Category: Comedy -  4803 Airport Blvd - Austin, Texas (512) 524-2807 (512) 472-6662  - (visit website)

  8. De Ja Vu -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  115 San Jacinto Austin, TX (512) 465-2410

  9. Elephant Room -  Full Bar, over 20 different Drafts and Wine by the Glass. -  315 Congress Ave - Austin, Texas (512) 473-2279

  10. Emo's -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Punk, Rap/Hip Hop   - 603 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-3667   - (visit website)

  11. Fuel -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX (512) 370-3835

  12. Iron Cactus North -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Pop, R&B   - 10001 Stonelake Blvd., Austin, TX 78759 (512) 794-8778  - (visit website)

  13. La Palapa -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Country, R&B   - 6640 Highway 290, Austin, TX 78723 (512) 459-8729  - (visit website)

  14. MidTown Live -  Category: Nightclubs -  7408 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78752 (512) 451-5483

  15. ND at 501 Studios -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Rap/Hip Hop, Rock   - 501 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 485-3001  - (visit website)

  16. Red Fez -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  209 W. 5th Street # B Austin, TX (512) 478-5120   - (visit website)

  17. Six -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  117 W 4th St - Austin, Texas (512) 472-6662  - (visit website)

  18. Southside Saloon -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Latin Pop, Rap/Hip Hop   - 1502 West Ben White Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 (512) 443-6000

  19. Speakeasy -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  R&B   - Austin, TX 78768-4847 (512) 476-8017   - (visit website)

  20. TC's Lounge -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  1413 Webberville Rd - Austin, Texas (512) 926-2200

  21. The Archive Lounge -  Category: Lounge -  - 6406 IH 35 N suite 1600, Austin, Texas 78752 (512) 452-1114

  22. The Belmont -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -   R&B, Rock   - 305 West Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 457-0300   - (visit website)

  23. The Dizzy Rooster -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -   R&B, Rock   - 306 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 709-1551   - (visit website)

  24. The Drink -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop   - 325 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 236-0050   - (visit website)

  25. The Ghost Room -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Acoustic, Jazz, R&B   - 304 West Fourth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 879-4472  - (visit website)

  26. The Parish -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Rap/Hip Hop, Rock   - 214-C East Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-8381  - (visit website)

  27. The Studio -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  5804 IH 35 North Austin, TX (512) 467-7900  - (visit website)

  28. Venue 222 -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  , Rock, Rap/Hip Hop   - 222 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-2237

  29. Victory Grill -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Blues, R&B   - 1104 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 902-5057  - (visit website)

  30. 290 West -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  R&B, Rock   - 12013 US Highway 290 West, Austin, TX 78737 (512) 288-0808  - (visit website)

  31. 311 Club -  Category: Nightclubs/Venues -  Blues, R&B, Rock   - 311 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-1630 (512) 443-6000




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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Austin Reggae Festival -  (April) 1794 West Riverside Drive At Auditorium Shores in Austin Texas    - (visit website)

    A celebration that brings together incredible music, tasty foods, arts & crafts, plus premium people-watching.


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