Best Web Source for Soul Citizens began in 1998 as a modest electronic mailing list reaching out to African-American Austinites with once-a-week dispatches of news tidbits and entertainment listings. These days, it's hard to imagine going without SoulCiti six out of seven days of the week. It has evolved into a valuable daily Web resource for a historically underserved part of Austin's community, boasting hundreds of local, user-submitted events, from spoken-word and hip-hop shows to happy hours and professional mixers to church retreats and yard sales. Rounded out with featured news, movie reviews, and weekly polls asking questions like, "Should Obama match the McCain team and go negative to defend his campaign?" the little listserv that could has truly come into its own. Happy 10th anniversary, SoulCiti!

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