Achievements in Black Austin is a celebration of African American accomplishments. It presents a historical collection of positive images and inspiring stories of visionaries, business and community influencers throughout Central Texas history. Made Media Group was founded in 2011 to highlight the intriguing stories of African Americans in business and community. We currently publish Made Magazine and DFW Black Business Journal, two high quality publications that cater to the professional, affluent African American lifestyle.

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An 11 year old social entrepreneur, public speaker, philanthropist and savvy 6th-grader from Austin, Texas whose signature venture, “Me & The Bees” lemonade — developed from her great-grandmother’s 1940 recipe — is now a thriving national business.


Appointed Texas’ first African American Chief Justice by governor Rick Perry in 2001. He served from 2004 until 2013. After which he joined the law firm, of Alexander Dubose Jefferson Townsend LLP, as a name partner.


First African American elected to the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, first African American elected to represent Travis County in the Texas House of Representatives, and first woman appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the House. In 1973 she co-founded Austin Community College.


Anderson High- Ceremony & Reception Photo: Neal Douglas
October 11, 1955

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Austin Chapter 23rd Biennial Beautillion Ball - June 18, 2016

Woman standing on the steps of the Freeport rectory. Photo: William Blackshear collection, donated to Palestine Public Library.

Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees announced Colette Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, July 1, 2015.