Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cowboys of Color on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Update: Audio of Show can be found here.

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and volunteers who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations, leaders, and volunteers embody "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Gloria and Jim Austin being presented with art for NMWHM
On Saturday, May 31, 2014, tune in to hear Jim Austin, the founder of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. Mr. Austin, a former executive with American Express, will share historical perspectives of people and activities that built the unique culture of the American West. Often, historians have left out the contributions of Black and Hispanic Cowboys and Native American Indians. And Hollywood's version of the American Cowboy rarely includes diversity.

"Cowboys of Color" Rodeo
Mr. Austin will discuss American heroes like Bill Pickett who is famously known for "bulldogging", women of the "wild wild west" like Mary Fields, also known as “Stagecoach Mary”  and recent inductees into the Cowboys and Cowgirls Hall of Fame.

Ebony Horsewomen Equestrian and Agricultural Center
Mr. Austin will share the significance of the  Hall of Fame and the importance of highlighting the excellent examples of American heroes of the past, present, and future.  He will share stories about individual contributors to maintaining the history of American Western Culture like Art T. Burton, scholar and author of Black, Red, and Deadly, actress Pam Grier, and Patrica E. Kelly, founder of Ebony Horsewomen, Inc., who is teaching a younger generation to the benefits of an Equine Education that promotes science, technology, engineering, math and horsemanship.

This show promises to keep you laughing while engaging you with one nugget of knowledge after another. 

Living Your Best Life Radio, radio that empowers, inspires, and motivates you to live your BEST life. can be heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, Tune In, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST. This show will also air on WTST, a member of the HBCU radio network (XM 142).

More About Jim Austin

James N. "Jim" Austin, Jr. is the broker and owner of The Austin Company Commercial Real Estate, established in 1981. The Austin Company has served the Fort Worth-Dallas metro area with commercial real estate and property management services for over thirty-three years. Austin served as Commissioner on the Texas Real Estate Commission for eight years. Jim Austine is a 1976 graduate of Howard University where he received his BA in Business. As a realtor, his commitment to his community service garnered him national recognition from the National Association of Realtors® as a recipient of the coveted Realtor® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award in 2003. The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who’ve made an extraordinary strides to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer efforts.

 Jim Austin Online (JAO) originated in the fall of 2008 with 200 friends signing up to receive a e-newsletter from Jim. Jim Austine Online now has a community of over nearly 20,000 members. In conjunction with the weekly newsletter, JAO offers benefits that are exclusively found on JAO website such as monthly Networking Business Luncheons with high profile individuals as host like gubernatorial candidates and other relevant business and political figures. JAO also offers tickets to various theatrical, music and sporting events held at event venues such as Nokia Theater and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

More About the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum 


The mission of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame is to offer visitors a true and complete historical perspective of the people and activities that built the unique culture of the American West. The works of artists who have documented the people and events of the time through journals, photographs, and other historical items are part of this new collection.  These long overlooked materials tell, perhaps, for the first time the complete story.  The American West of today still operates on many of the principles and cultural relationships begun so long ago.

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum was started to acknowledge the contributions of Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans in the settlement of the Western American Frontier.



The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum is currently located at 3400 Mount Vernon Ave in Forth Worth, Texas. There are several featured exhibits such as the Tuskegee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers .

Photo Credits: NMWHM, JOA, and Ebony Horsewomen, Inc.

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