After Hurricane Katrina, Darresha George moved her family to Texas. When school officials suspended her son for refusing to cut his hair, it unleashed a storm that shows no signs of easing.
For me, the experience of shopping at Kindred Stories is more than just a transaction.
Acre by acre, families have lost long-held property near Bryan and College Station—much of it to the efforts of two men who weaponized arcane documents to acquire plots potentially worth millions.
Waco’s Dr Pepper Museum offers an insightful exhibit on the 1960s lunch counter protests that helped desegregate Texas.
In her new memoir, ‘Up Home,’ Ruth J. Simmons details how she defied the constraints of her segregated childhood and turned her humble origins into the key to her success.
After years of opposition and delay, Waco finally has posted a historical marker about the 1916 murder of Jesse Washington.
The day commemorating the emancipation of slaves in Texas says as much about our future as our past.
Regarded by many Texans as a classic work of history, T. R. Fehrenbach’s ‘Lone Star’ contains racist ideas that shouldn’t be ignored.
Edward Abbey’s acolytes and their ilk lament the overcrowding of natural spaces. But the land was never theirs to begin with.
The South Texas town’s ongoing protests in the wake of the Robb Elementary shooting hold echoes of Uvalde’s 1970s protest movement against racial inequities.
In recent years, Seguin has honored the group with memorials. My father agreed to build one—but then started having second thoughts.
Ariel René Jackson’s "A Welcoming Place" will likely be one of the more discussed Austin art shows of the season.
Joining a tradition with roots in the 1960s, today’s skaters blend styles from across the U.S.—and have a lot of fun doing it.
In her new book ‘On Juneteenth,’ the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian takes on the Texas holiday that has gone national.
In ‘The Sports Revolution,’ Frank Guridy revisits the 1960s and ’70s, when Black, Latino, and female athletes pushed for change.
Juanita Craft Helped Integrate the Texas State Fair—And Inspired the Next Generation of Civil Rights Activists
The subject of our latest Texans You Should Know history profile started 182 NAACP chapters and welcomed kids and power brokers alike into her South Dallas home.
They fear that the end of the mask mandate and the influx of spring break crowds is a recipe for danger.
Texas Monthly has learned that the report, to be released Tuesday morning, attempts to offer a nuanced history of the school’s alma mater, which some have criticized for its origins in a minstrel show.
Graduates say the 14-week program illuminates challenges that cops face, but glosses over issues of brutality and racism. Records show the alumni association enlists members as public advocates for APD.
In the spring, racial-justice activism flourished on the affluent campus. Now, as the fall semester kicks off, Black students and alumni are hoping to see change.
I’ve watched some of my elders espouse anti-Black hatred. Instead of blaming them, we should acknowledge the traumas that have shaped their views, and recognize the systems that failed us.
Vivian Stephens Helped Turn Romance Writing Into a Billion-Dollar Industry. Then She Got Pushed Out.
Now, as the Romance Writers of America reckons with its history of racism, will she finally get her due?
These distinct initiatives embody something I long wished for while studying at a predominantly white Texas university: a community of color connected through creativity.
The HBO series, starring Dallas native Jonathan Majors, gives depth to Black characters stuck in nightmare situations.
SU Kappa Alpha brothers believe they were disciplined for the content of a social media post; the national organization says they violated protocol.
The actor, who grew up in the Dallas area, takes a leading role in the horror series adapted from the book of the same name.
“This Is Exactly What’s Wrong With Austin”: A White Band’s Digitally Altered Photo of an Iconic Black-Owned BBQ Joint Infuriates Locals
The musicians in Midland, a popular country band, have entered the conversation about gentrification in the worst possible way.
Activists say the city can’t yet claim that “Black Austin Matters,” given its record, and that’s why they painted the street installation.
Locals are hopeful that change can come to the Northeast Texas town that invented the spectacle lynching.
After years of feeling isolated in my fandom, witnessing my favorite bands supporting Black Lives Matter has been both meaningful and conflicting.
In a new digital exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, Holmes challenges viewers to advocate for justice.
The new Houston museum show exemplifies art as both revolution and witness, writes a Houston poet laureate.
The performing arts institution is facilitating forward-thinking conversations with artists and educators online.
The discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
We asked leaders from across the state and the religious spectrum to share their best words of wisdom.
"We need to have a good cry," Smith says. "Then I want us to hit the streets and demand real, systemic change."
Recent protests have sparked conversations about colorism, Eurocentric beauty standards, and how black Latinos are underrepresented in both English- and Spanish-language media.
Dolly Li and Joey Yang started Plum Radio to talk about race, pop culture, and news from an Asian American perspective.
The recent uprisings have confirmed for me that platitudes aren’t enough.
The majority of apprehensions during the first week of demonstrations over police violence were for curfew violations, obstructing roadways, and other low-level offenses.
On The National Podcast of Texas, one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs on systemic racism and reopening in a pandemic.
I’ve always observed Juneteenth, but this year the stakes feel higher than ever.
Recommendations from the creators of Texas’s new African American Studies elective.
After GOP leaders in 12 counties posted racist responses to the George Floyd protests, top Republicans declared war on bigotry in their party. It’s not going to be easy.
On The National Podcast of Texas, the LBJ School professor and author walks us through how protest, empathy, and action can dismantle racial oppression.
Videos and photos of the Non-Stop Riderz at last week's Black Lives Matter march went viral.
A planned march in an East Texas town sparked doubts and concerns on social media that it was a racist stunt.
“White people, this is your daily reminder that if you stay silent, you are part of the problem,” Lizzo said.
He has become a national celebrity for publicly supporting the George Floyd protests. But Acevedo’s record is decidedly less progressive than his rhetoric.
“I Can’t Believe This Is America”: On the Front Lines With the Volunteers Tending to Austin’s Injured Protesters
They thought they’d be treating heat exhaustion this weekend. Then police started firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.