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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...
June 11, 2020

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

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

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...
June 13, 2019

Juneteenth celebrations across Texas 2019

June 19, or Juneteenth, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. An estimated 250,000 slaves residing in Texas were informed of their freedom. This news came two...
February 25, 2019

Black History Month: Texans making history right now

All February we've been pursuing a project to celebrate African American leaders who are tirelessly working to build a better future in Texas. Our collaborative Black History Month project became a series of portraits of some of the most influential...
February 11, 2019

Black History Month 2019 events across Texas

February is Black History Month, a month recognized as a time to celebrate the strides and achievements black people have made throughout history. In an effort to avoid whitewashing the black experience, we all have a duty to inform ourselves about black...