| August 9, 2020
Important parts of our history have not been told or taught because it hasn’t been believed it actually happened, writes state Rep. La Shawn Ford. Until they saw it on their TV screens, the dominant White culture didn’t believe that Blacks could be treated like John Lewis was treated – and many did not believe that so many Blacks are victimized by police until they saw the last 8 minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd’s life.
| April 17, 2018
State Rep. La Shawn Ford urges everyone to make it a priority to fight for justice and change the bad public policies that continue to hurt African Americans in Austin and elsewhere.
| October 2, 2017
Columnist John W. Fountain III challenges society – especially those of us who are white – to get serious about dealing with racism.
| March 27, 2016
Audience members were reminded that the quest for equality continues as they watched earlier this month the performance “Of Quiet Birds.”
| November 4, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chief Garry McCarthy announced this week that applications for new officers are due Dec. 16, and the entrance exam will be given in February.
| December 18, 2014
In the wake of the Ferguson decision, Greater St. John Church hosted a community meeting earlier this month.
| August 25, 2014
Read columnist John W. Fountain III’s take on what’s happening in Ferguson.
| November 21, 2012
There are many services in and outside the Austin community that provide free or reduced cost exams and mammograms to detect and treat breast cancer early.
| November 2, 2012
Dwayne Truss says the numbers CPS used to determine West Side schools’ space utilization do not add up, and the figures favor more funding for white students, less for African-Americans.
| May 11, 2012
An alliance makes the case to keep North Lawndale together, as officials work on a new map that will be unveiled later this month.