Support Austin businesses

Stop by Jamaican Grill, at 5241 W. Chicago Ave., from 12 to 8 p.m. for its grand opening. Between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. there will be black economic empowerment rally (B.E.E.R.) in the heart of the Soul City Corridor.

Celebrate Kwanzaa this weekend

The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.