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February 25, 2021

The Black history of reproductive justice

In 1994, at a conference in Chicago sponsored by the Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance and the Ms. Foundation for Women, a group of women gathered to hear the Clinton administration’s proposal for health care reform, which sought to de-emphasize reproductive...
February 2, 2021

Events to celebrate Black History Month in Texas

Happy Black History Month, Texans! February is the month that we set aside to celebrate the history, experience, and culture of Black Americans, history that is often left out of school curriculums and history lessons. While the pandemic has made it...
January 18, 2021

We have failed to live King’s dream for us

It’s been more than 57 years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech heralding the coming of racial and economic equality in America. This year, we will celebrate MLK Day in the middle of a national crisis driven...
June 11, 2020
BlackLivesMatter

Tips for protesting in Texas

The Black Lives Matter movement has been calling for an end to police brutality against Black Americans for years now, and over the last few weeks, we’ve seen protests erupt across the state, country, and world. In every U.S. state, protesters have come...
February 27, 2020
VotingRights

Black Texans advocating for the voting rights of all

Royce Brooks, Annie's List “I've been in the political and policy spaces for almost 20 years. And in my experience, I've found that you, or your campaign, or your coalition, won't make lasting change without championing accessibility, diversity, and...
February 25, 2020
BarbaraJordan

Trust Black Women

Today, “Trust Black Women” is a widespread slogan in progressive circles. In celebration of Black History Month, and since so many people still seem unwilling to put that slogan into action, let’s support the idea with some research. In both 2008 and 2012...