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SXSW Film Review: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Jeffery Robinson's captivating lecture on America's shared legacy
"...a trial lawyer) have effectively ignored the history of slavery and its ongoing legacy of white supremacy and institutionalized..."

March 24, 2021 Screens Post by Michael King

Opinion: White Privilege in Austin’s Unhoused Community
Alberta Phillips, chair of the ECHO Board of Governors, explains the kind of racism that can lock Black people into a lifetime of living unsheltered
"...the criminal justice system with its enduring legacy of slavery in which Black people were targeted and arrested for..."

March 19, 2021 Column by Alberta Phillips

Council Recap: A Not-Just-Symbolic Promise to Lift Up Black Austin
Apologies and remedies for a long legacy of oppression
"...before the Council vote, “[Black Austinites] are still in slavery. We’re in economic slavery and we deal with police..."

March 5, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Riders Against the Storm Hit Their Stride With Flowers for the Living
Three-time winners of the Austin Music Awards' Band of the Year honors keep building community and creativity
"...this happened," he stresses. "Racism is a pandemic. Genocide, slavery – these are social and cultural pandemics. We've survived..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Local Writer Makes Black History Month Accessible to All
Autumn Arnett knows there are stories to be told
"...children to know that our history is not just slavery and MLK, as it's often taught," Daniels said. "I..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Austin at Large: Forget the Alamo
It’s strike three for Texas in the white-power rebellion game. Time to call folks out.
"...before. There's the Revolution itself, a fight to preserve slavery after even Mexico's own dictatorship outran its liberty-­loving northern..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Zealot and the Emancipator by H.W. Brands
This history by the UT professor offers a new look at John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: side by side
"...of Lincoln and Brown through their shared opposition to slavery, he presents them as complicated men of flesh and..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
In her second book, the author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines and breaks down the unacknowledged social structure baked into our country
"..."infrastructure of our divisions," how through the institution of slavery we established starkly different expectations about the way white..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Texas Book Festival 2020: Mychal Denzel Smith
A conversation with the author of Stakes Is High
"...obviously things have changed, I am not in chattel slavery – this is a huge difference. But the sort..."

Nov. 4, 2020 Arts Post by Evan Rodriguez

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...inequality: "Like we ain't go through all of this slavery for nobody to care/ Might as well hang me..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Antebellum
Time-mangling racism allegory can’t be saved by its good intentions
"...and this year that honor was bestowed on mysterious slavery drama Antebellum. The pitch – Janelle Monáe seemingly traveling..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

“1619 Project” Creator Discusses Race, Slavery, Trump Pushback
"...On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Lilli Hime

Qmmunity: Back to School and Bassackwardlandia
State Board of Education excludes queer and trans kids in sex ed overhaul
"...From textbook wars to debates on slavery's role in the Civil War, the State Board of..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...rights. He was a slave owner but proposed abolishing slavery in 1785. Burr fought in a duel with Alexander..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Council Recap: Undoing Austin’s White Supremacist Legacy
A Juneteenth holiday, renamings, alcohol rules among changes
"...as the capitol of a republic whose constitution protected slavery and explicitly barred Black and indigenous people from citizenship.”..."

July 31, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Every Day is Juneteenth
Yes, freedom is worth celebrating. But it also bids us to do some serious reflection.
"...day for recognizing, observing, and celebrating the end of slavery in Texas and the U.S.," Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison..."

July 3, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

A Celebration of Tradition and Change in Miss Juneteenth
Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples gives Black Texans back their crown
"...love for a holiday that honors the abolition of slavery, Miss Juneteenth is coming right on time...."

June 19, 2020 Screens Feature by Selome Hailu

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Festivities ... Celebrate the commemoration of the end of slavery in Texas with weekendlong events. Friday night's "Stay Black..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature

U.S. Senate Debate Closes Upbeat Texas Dem Convention
M.J. Hegar and Royce West seize the center
"...Reparations for slavery?: Asked their opinions of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s proposed..."

June 8, 2020 News Post by Michael King

The Good Lord Bird Swoops in for ATX TV Fest ... From the Couch!
Ethan Hawke series to headline Saturday: Plus The Mandalorian
"...fallout of the Civil War and the fight against slavery, then maybe it's a good moment to remember the..."

June 3, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Opinion: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s Comments Scapegoat, Endanger, and Distract
The senator has put his Asian American constituents in harm’s way, while giving cover to the government’s anemic response to the COVID-19 pandemic
"...presently completing a dissertation on the effects of plantation slavery upon American political thought and culture in the 19th..."

April 17, 2020 Column by Nick Bloom

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, April 10-16
"...on behalf of his people, delivering them out of slavery in Egypt. Yet God didn’t allow him to enter..."

April 10, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, March 26-April 1
"...Christ actually taught. He advocated for the abolition of slavery, prison reform, the ordination of women priests, and a..."

March 27, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle
He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.
"...in terror. They have to go back to the slavery they've already endured 500 years. No wonder they're fighting..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

New Series Motherland: Fort Salem Conjures a Magical Post-Patriarchy Present
Freeform gets bewitched, bothered, and goes to war
"...comes by way of the Spree. Believing conscription is slavery by another name, this terrorist organization seeks to dismantle..."

March 13, 2020 Screens Feature by Shalavé Cawley

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...debating whether Moses was a Founding Father or if slavery maybe didn't spark the Civil War – is in..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...debating whether Moses was a Founding Father or if slavery maybe didn't spark the Civil War – is in..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in Sister Moses
The dancer talks about her quarter-century of walking in the footsteps of this legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad
"...on the role of Tubman, from her life of slavery and escape from it through her work with the..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shameful and Racist
"...instead chose to honor people who fought to preserve slavery in the Confederate States of America? Confederate Heroes Day..."

Jan. 27, 2020 Postmarks

Jarrott Productions' The Niceties
In this staging of Eleanor Burgess' drama, the frictions of American society catch fire in an academic's office
"...revolt wouldn't have succeeded had it not been for slavery. With the black underclass in chains, it couldn't rise..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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