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Opinion

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Protest march planned for Thursday in Austin

03.12.2014 Opinion

Parents and teachers will march from DePriest School to the now-closed Emmet Elementary to put the spotlight on standardized testing and the right for students to opt out.

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Today’s television shows rush youth to grow up

03.10.2014 Opinion

Columnist John W. Fountain III longs for the day when families bonded around the TV set.

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Local NAACP chapter pushes for criminal justice reforms

02.27.2014 Opinion

The local branch urges everyone to get involved in the fight for economic and social justice. These issues will be discussed at a conference in April and at local meetings the first Saturday of every month.

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Be an advocate for your own health

02.19.2014 Opinion

Austin Weekly News Editor Terry Dean writes about his new journey as a cancer survivor.

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Time to honor African-American history, but how?

02.12.2014 Opinion

Austin businessman urges West Siders to recognize and honor one of their own.

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Maybe the answer is so simple

01.30.2014 Opinion

The bitter cold will soon be gone, says columnist John W. Fountain III. But will the hopelessness and despair found in many parts of the city disappear as well?

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Communication is the answer

01.24.2014 Opinion

A longtime Austin resident urges residents to expect more from the people and groups serving the community.

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West Side residents protest charter school expansion

01.21.2014 Community

They question why the Chicago Board of Education is expected this week to approve more charters after four Austin public schools recently closed.

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It’s time for African-American businessmen and women to speak up

01.14.2014 Opinion

Otherwise, the rest of the community won’t know what we’re doing – and the important role we play, writes one Austin business operator.

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Teachers or tissues?

01.10.2014 Opinion

Advocates urge residents to attend a community meeting Monday night about more proposed charter schools for Austin.

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