Fewer than one percent of the country’s wineries are Black-owned, but these entrepreneurs are hoping to change the statistic.
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.
The Latest Victory for Natural Hair in Texas Can Be Traced Back to Isis Brantley’s Arrest Three Decades Ago
The Dallas braider, whose loyal customers include Erykah Badu, examines her hard-fought legacy as the CROWN Act, which bans discrimination against Black hairstyles at work and school, goes into effect September 1.
The early blues singer helped define the genre and achieved major success—until a story of murder tainted his legacy.
The real history is much messier—and more inspiring.
Before he began his pro baseball career, Jackie Robinson spent a season on the hardwood for Austin HBCU Samuel Huston College.
Texas Southern University's cheer team went to the competition confident they'd come home champions. Mission accomplished.
Famous for portraits of Houston’s Black community, Hudnall's work is recognized around the world while his subject matter remains distinctly local.
From the rural East Texas community of Pleasant Hill, a group of women depicts the sights and sounds that guided people to freedom.
Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival Is More Than an Event. It’s the Story of Shankleville, One of the State’s Early Freedom Colonies.
Texas Country Reporter visits Lareatha Clay & Phillip White, organizers of the festival in Shankleville and descendants of the community's founders.
A writer looks back on his 2018 cover story on Myrtis Dightman Sr., “the Jackie Robinson of Rodeo,” who broke the sport’s color line.
Margaret Brown’s remarkable ‘Descendant’ deserved to take its case for reparations to an audience of millions.
The Hall of Fame bull rider is the subject of an upcoming documentary and a Hollywood biopic—but if you ask him he’s “just a cowboy.”
The day commemorating the emancipation of slaves in Texas says as much about our future as our past.
Former roper and country music singer Larry Callies was always a cowboy at heart, but when he was growing up, he rarely saw any representations of Black cowboys, despite a rich history. So in 2017, he founded the Black Cowboy Museum, which features a collection of
Three new books remind us that some of the issues roiling the state have been with us for a very long time.
With her stunning debut novel, ‘Perish,’ LaToya Watkins draws on her family’s deep roots in West Texas.
A decade after Jackie Robinson integrated MLB, Black Texas League players found themselves banned from competing at road games in Shreveport.
The Upshaw family has preserved their history and traditions since the 1870s. Now, amid deaths and other departures, family members worry for their land’s legacy.
Dallas-raised actor Jonathan Majors leads a star-studded cast as outlaw Nat Love seeking revenge.
Olivewood Cemetery is the resting ground of many Houston trailblazers and an important piece of the history of the African diaspora.
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.
The oldest studio in Texas has recorded everyone from Lightnin’ Hopkins and George Jones to Beyoncé and Travis Scott—and it’s still making hits.
First published in 1987, ‘The Accommodation’ still resonates today.
Part historical text, part recipe book, ‘Lost Restaurants’ memorializes the self-made entrepreneurs who uplifted the island during its years of segregation.
His works incorporate redacted FBI documents, vintage records, and a saxophone deep-fried like a chicken wing.
Starring North Texas's Jonathan Majors and featuring folk hero Bass Reeves, the film promises to let Black cowboys have fun for once.
His almost superhuman exploits made him one of the West's most feared lawmen. Today, the legendary deputy U.S. marshal is widely believed to be the real Lone Ranger. But his true legacy is even greater.
In her new book ‘On Juneteenth,’ the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian takes on the Texas holiday that has gone national.
John S. Chase’s Extraordinary Modernist Home Helped Shape Houston’s Political and Architectural History
The trailblazing architect designed, among many other buildings, a fabulous house where he and his family hosted the likes of Muhammad Ali and Ann Richards.
The version of Texas history I learned in school was woefully incomplete. And, according to two historians, this 2016 textbook is, too.
In 1990, Longhorn student athletes marched through campus united against racism. Their movement continues through players still calling for change today.
I’ve always observed Juneteenth, but this year the stakes feel higher than ever.
Coleman’s extraordinary life and career deserves to be celebrated in the canon of U.S. history.
Descendants of slaves who escaped across the southern border observe Texas’s emancipation holiday with their own unique traditions.
The album honors black culture in Houston, but also looks beyond it to the traditions of rural Texas.
‘The Upshaws of County Line,’ a new book and exhibit currently at the Museum of the Big Bend, chronicles a safe haven established by African American Texans.
What was so special about Mance Lipscomb’s dentures?
For nearly sixty years, a succession of obsessed blues and gospel fans have trekked across Texas, trying to unearth the story of one of the greatest, and most mysterious, musicians of the twentieth century. But the more they find, the less they seem to know.
How a man named Eldrewey Stearns began the fight for civil rights in Houston.
Left: Untitled, 1993. Right: Beware, 1994. The old stereotypes have only been repackaged, Charles says. Right: Clockwise from top left, four paintings from the Liberty Bros. Permanent Daily Circus series: Blue Period, 1995, Oop’s, 1995, Desperados Leap for Life, 1996, and Smiles, 1996. “I’m trying to be as honest
What was Bill Pickett’s nickname, and how did he wrestle steers to the ground?
The Houston mayoral election doesn’t occur until November, but the race to succeed Bob Lanier is already the talk of the town. Three blacks would like to be Houston’s first black mayor, and many blacks—among them Houston Chronicle editorial writer James T. Campbell—think that’s two too many. Former top cop
During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.
When black militant Lee Otis Johnson got out of prison his old friends welcomed him with open arms. Later, some of them wished they hadn’t.
From poor black girl to presidential possibility, in ten not-so-easy lessons.