Patillo’s Bar-B-Q

Early this summer, the MRC create team traveled to Beaumont, Texas in search of barbecue & beef links. We met Mr. Robert Patillo, a fourth generation pit master and owner of Patillo’s Bar-B-Q, the oldest Black-owned barbecue joint in Texas, since 1912. We believe it is important to tell stories that are part of Texas…

TNP: This is our Manifesto!

  Since 2000, Mando Rayo has been developing a project to address the leadership gap between Latinos, African-Americans and Asians and mainstream nonprofit boards. Concurrently, GivingCity has been promoting social innovators of color through a regular feature called the New Philanthropists. In the fall of 2014, GivingCity Austin and Mando Rayo + Collective formed a…

People to follow at Blogging While Brown 2015

We’re at Blogging While Brown Conference in Austin this weekend, building community and relationships with bloggers of color. With a focus on tech, and lack of diversity in most tech conferences, #BWBATX truly is diverse, inclusive and refreshing. Here’s more about the conference… “Blogging While Brown is one of the greatest gatherings of Black intergenerational…

Creating An Inclusive Austin with The New Philanthropists

Diversity of nonprofit boards matters. It matters because nonprofits are organizations invested in and accountable to the community, and nonprofit leaders should reflect the demographics of the people they serve. If nonprofits are going to stay relevant, effective and responsive to the needs of the communities they serve, than nonprofit boards must make diversity a…