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The Chronicle’s 2017 Holiday Political Survival Guide
Borscht in a Bag, a male chastity belt, and more gifts to get you through the rut
"...seen through the larger and lengthier history of African-American slavery and its aftermath. It presents the hard-won understanding that..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Mayor Is Not Wrong
"...history I saw was labeling Treason in Defense of Slavery as "the war between the states.” Confederate apologists have..."

Nov. 21, 2017 Postmarks

The Blood of the Common Man
The Workers Cup is a sobering look at global capitalism
"...lives in indentured servitude. Though paid a pittance, making slavery a technically inaccurate term, the "employees" find themselves locked..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Goodbye, Columbus
City Council declares “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”
"...For lack of gold to plunder, Columbus turned to slavery and slaughter, initiating the complete annihilation of the Arawaks...."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Post by Michael King

"...State Preservation Board remove a Capitol plaque that claims slavery was not the underlying cause of the Civil War,..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature

The Hightower Report
Trump vs. the wisdom of Robert E. Lee
"...and granite that publicly celebrate America's shameful period of slavery, secession, and white supremacy...."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

Alex Jones' Charlottesville Conspiracy Theory
Crackpot demagogue has ideas about the Nazis in Charlottesville
" who claimed that NASA was running a child slavery ring on Mars. Which, maybe...."

Aug. 15, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
Authors and activists address the state of Black culture
"...overcome the racism inherent in a nation founded on slavery. Joseph continues, “That stands at the heart of black..."

June 21, 2017 Arts Post by Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy

Juneteenth Parade and Festival
"...Austin celebrated Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in Texas. This year’s celebration marked the 152nd observation..."

June 19, 2017 Photo Gallery

Page Two: When “Patriotism” Means Petulance
So much for draining the swamp
"...history, being in denial that the Democrats were the pro-slavery and later KKK party. Civil rights legislation, they assert,..."

May 26, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Eastside Vibes: Come Experience the Culture
Celebrations, food joints, & moves to make on the Eastside this summer
"...Juneteenth is the celebration of the abolition of slavery in Texas, made final on June 19, 1865. The..."

May 24, 2017 Chronolog Post by Montinique Monroe

Community: Summer Snapshot
Parades, rides, races, and more
"...Juneteenth 2K, Parade, & Celebration Celebrate the abolition of slavery in Texas with a 2K run/walk, parade, and festival..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature

Going Underground at the Vortex
Lisa B. Thompson's new drama digs deep into politics past and present, and asks us all: What are you gonna do?
"...of African-American activism and thought, from the era of slavery to Black Lives Matter. It's a drama that speaks..."

March 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jamila Woods
"...jazz and hip-hop dispersed. Even through the death of slavery and police brutality, Heavn imagines a world where "not..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Bill of the Week: The War on the War of Northern Aggression
Mutual respect for those who fought for the North and South shall rise again
"...seceding, "is related in some way or another to slavery."..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays Part II
New chillers and shockers to get you through the season
"...of fascinations the two films share: bee-keeping, folklore, and slavery. However, this isn't the American South. Instead, first-time feature..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc: Strew Your Seed
Usable knowledge in the agricultural sciences
"...Beverley, I am not a botanist nor have I..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Point Austin: What’s Past and What’s Present
Capitol events provide a snapshot of current predicaments
"...Juneteenth and emancipation, reaches back to the 1500s, through slavery, the Civil War, and into contemporary life, and takes..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Page Two: This Too Shall Pass, Or … Ain’t Got Time for That Now
Along came Trump
"...the White House since we had presidents who supported slavery," insisted Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama). "Race relations in this..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Carry On the Struggle
"...the financial meltdown, assassinations of leaders here and abroad, slavery, and genocide of the native population are among the..."

Nov. 9, 2016 Postmarks

ACL Review: Kendrick Lamar II
Repeat performance varies little in set-list or sheer force
"...and flashy guitar work. After the spoken-word parable of slavery and double entendre sex in “For Free,” he ended..."

Oct. 9, 2016 Music Post by Alejandra Ramirez

SXSW Eco: A Better City Built to a Hip-Hop Beat
How architecture can be used to challenge injustice
"...But the end of slavery in America didn't see the end of the side..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Other Worlds Austin Unleashes First Wave
Sci-fi icon Sybil Danning to be honored
"...nations of the Earth and reduced their populations to slavery. Every slave is forced to collect 1000XP every month..."

Oct. 4, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

UT to Host Black Matters Conference
Social justice activist Angela Davis will deliver closing keynote
"...Political • Black Women and the Carceral State from Slavery to Black Lives Matter • Black Art Matters: The..."

Sept. 27, 2016 News Post by Spencer Beghtol

Food Truck Friday: Melted
Young entrepreneur slings grilled cheeses for charity
"...and found the International Justice Mission, the world’s largest anti-slavery organization. Focused on combating poverty, sex trafficking, and forced..."

July 29, 2016 Food Post by Lauren Jones

Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump
Texas senator tosses matches (and himself) on RNC dumpster fire
"...listing all the victories of the Republican party: ending slavery (historically accurate), repealing Jim Crow laws (urm … ),..."

July 21, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Chamber Music Festival: Marian Anderson String Quartet
At the end of a tragic week, the Marian Anderson String Quartet reached for grace and tendered it to us
"...they performed that day addressed the so-called "peculiar institution," slavery, and its oppression of blacks in this country. This..."

July 15, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Gay Place
Thanks for the prayers, but they're not good enough
" talk about Juneteenth, the oldest (known) celebration of slavery's end, dating back to 1865 when Texas slaves finally..."

June 17, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

SXSW Music Panel: Angelique Kidjo
Aural biopic of Mother Africa’s reigning diva
"...side of this discovery was her accidental education of slavery and South African apartheid. She remembers reciting a new..."

March 19, 2016 SXSW Post by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Music: NPR Music Showcase
Old dance and rap part
"...“Gotta love the South,” he deadpanned. “Slavery aside, it’s a great place to be.”..."

March 17, 2016 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

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