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.
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.
SU Kappa Alpha brothers believe they were disciplined for the content of a social media post; the national organization says they violated protocol.
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 discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
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.
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.
A planned march in an East Texas town sparked doubts and concerns on social media that it was a racist stunt.
He has become a national celebrity for publicly supporting the George Floyd protests. But Acevedo’s record is decidedly less progressive than his rhetoric.
They thought they’d be treating heat exhaustion this weekend. Then police started firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.
Protesters took to the Dallas streets, joining nationwide demonstrations over the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
The East End neighborhood of Freeport was once a thriving community. Today, the few remaining residents are about to be pushed out by the port. What happened?
Rhodes was an unproven 27-year-old chef when he launched Indigo, a tiny restaurant with a radical concept in a low-income Houston neighborhood. Now it's one of the hottest kitchens in the country.
The free three-day event starts April 8 and is a follow-up to the LBJ Foundation’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit.
”The Upshaws of County Line,” a new book and exhibit currently at Museum of the Big Bend, chronicles a safe haven established by African American Texans.
An exhibition on police brutality prompts allegations, shutdown after curator is dismissed.
The first two installments of Vincent Valdez’s The Beginning Is Near trilogy—on view now in Austin and Houston, respectively—paint a picture of a fight for America’s soul.
Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.
More than two decades ago, Christopher Scott was wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Now he’s devoting his time to help free others.
As Coachella’s Saturday night headliner, Beyoncé chose to share the HBCU experience in a performance full of black cultural history.
How an African-American family managed to rise to prominence during the height of Jim Crow-era segregation.
He was a highlight of Austin’s creative community and, in death, a spotlight on the city’s problems with race.
At his SXSW keynote speech, Coates shared the thoughts that he’ll no longer be tweeting.
What it meant to be fully present for “Scales" during Chinati Weekend.
Nate Boyer, a six-year Army vet who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, inspired the idea of taking a knee.
The revisionist history behind Confederate monuments.
Unsurprisingly, Texas still plays a major role in the fight.
Twenty years ago, a brown-skinned boy was shot to death near the Rio Grande. What fate awaits my own son?
The show, created by Houston native Justin Simien, picks up where the 2014 movie left off.
The University of Texas at Austin was their latest target.
The young woman who was slammed to the ground by officer Eric Casebolt has filed a lawsuit against the officer, the police department, and the city.
How Zena Stephens became the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in Jefferson County.
Can one very determined man get a booming Houston suburb to confront its troubled past?
After spending four days at the Mall of America, Santa Larry is back in Texas to continue spreading holiday cheer.
The “alt-right” and the National Policy Institute are racist, no matter how they brand themselves.
Robert Pruitt’s art vividly portrays the lives and dreams of the people who have long called Houston’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods home.
The organizers of the White Lives Matter protest say they aren’t targeting the monument, but it’s hard to overlook the coincidence.
Despite death threats, a youth football team in Texas continues to protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.
Myke Tavarres is an unlikely NFL success story—and he decided not to push his chances before his team’s final preseason game.