The city council’s vote to reallocate $150 million away from the APD’s budget took observers by surprise. But for local activists, it was years in the making.
"My advice for allies is to just let people know, first and foremost, that you care," says the Dallas native.
We surveyed a range of Texas politicians in competitive races to see how they’re addressing the demands of the movement.
His friends, both Black and white, confront the reality of police brutality in their quiet hometown.
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.
These distinct initiatives embody something I long wished for while studying at a predominantly white Texas university: a community of color connected through creativity.
While quarantined and away from home, I keep coming back to the late Texan choreographer’s works—which are newly available to watch online.
Activists say the city can’t yet claim that “Black Austin Matters,” given its record, and that’s why they painted the street installation.
“Your Butt Is Perfect”: Those Austin Police Department Thank-you Cards Are Even Stranger Than You Thought
An APD tweet went viral after internet sleuths theorized that the cards were a police stunt. We got ahold of documents to find the truth.
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.
Facing a Tough Runoff Election, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore Discusses Her Record on Race and Police Brutality
After running second in the Democratic primary to a progressive challenger, Moore argues that her critics haven’t done their homework.
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.
We asked leaders from across the state and the religious spectrum to share their best words of wisdom.
Recent protests have sparked conversations about colorism, Eurocentric beauty standards, and how black Latinos are underrepresented in both English- and Spanish-language media.
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.
The feature debut, which was awarded SXSW’s Louis Black “Lone Star” Award earlier this year, centers on the story of a mother and daughter navigating a scholarship pageant.
“I always just hope that it’s a well-rounded story that we’re telling," the Houston chef says.
A social media “rant” from a deputy constable led to a flurry of comments about ramming demonstrators, but the action went on without incident.
A Houston poet laureate believes that outrage by any other name is hope, and protest is its ultimate demonstration.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
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.
The UT professor sees echoes of the past—and hope for the future—in the demonstrations rocking the nation.
On The National Podcast of Texas, the LBJ School professor and author walks us through how protest, empathy, and action can dismantle racial oppression.
Taye Johnson has been demonstrating outside Austin police headquarters with a message informed by his own service.
Videos and photos of the Non-Stop Riderz at last week's Black Lives Matter march went viral.
On Saturday, a diverse crowd of 150 showed up in Vidor, once known as a Klan stronghold, to turn their backs on the town's past.
At 16, Ayala was just beginning to learn about social movements when police shot him in the head with a ”less-lethal” weapon.
Hours after the Austin City Council held an emergency meeting on police use of force, demonstrators gathered near APD headquarters.
A planned march in an East Texas town sparked doubts and concerns on social media that it was a racist stunt.
A little girl responds to unspeakable loss, the governor de-escalates, black trail-riders take Discovery Green, Ted Cruz’s craven response to military force, and a guy with a sword in Deep Ellum.
“There Are No Checks and Balances”: Two Texas Criminal Justice Experts on the Fight for Police Reform
Scott Henson and Chas Moore have been working for years to stop police brutality. They say that sweeping, systemic change is needed.
“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.
Friends remember Floyd, who grew up in the Third Ward, as a gentle soul, a father, and a talented collaborator of DJ Screw’s.
Guest column: How we can lower the volume on political animosity?
The Commerce ISD trustee who started the confrontation resigned as well.
In his resignation, he denied that his statement had a racial element. Let’s talk about the history of the word ”thug.”
Last week, the former governor weighed in on the movement in an unexpected way.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick have a lot to say about protecting police lives—but the biggest threats to officers aren’t toting guns.
It’s possible, and necessary, to mourn for the victims of police brutality, the slain officers and address America's racism.
When the Dallas Police Department posted Mark Hughes's picture during the mass police shooting, they made him a target.
The UT System's version of the Rooney Rule could lead to more diversity in hiring. Here's why that is necessary.