Category : Texas

Southwest / Texas - 2 weeks ago

The Last Word: No More Mary Turners

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux Mary Turner was lynched on May 19. 1918 because she dared raise her voice. Her husband, Hayes Turner, was among 13 people lynched in two weeks in and around Valdosta, Georgia. The lynching’s took place because one brutal whi...

Southwest / Texas - 2 weeks ago

Quit Playin’: DPS “Stop and Frisk” Report Card!

Video clip sent to me anonymously during a tense moment on Tanner Street: “Fake ass police in our community…Y’all ain’t policing, y’all harassing. All these officers for nothing…This what y’all do with y’all time; did you solve a murder yet? Where t...

Southwest / Texas - 2 weeks ago

Molly Ivins on Universal Health Care

Politicians have been debating and dancing around universal health care for 25 years. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Editor’s Note: This month, we’re reprinting some of our favorite Molly Ivins columns in celebration of her birth month and...

Southwest / Texas - 2 weeks ago

White Terror on the Border

After an anti-immigrant shooting in El Paso, Texas’ GOP leaders blamed mental health and video games rather than gun laws and white supremacy. An El Paso family brings flowers to the makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting...

Southwest / Texas - 3 weeks ago

Red Summer and Its Reverberations

One hundred years ago, starting on July 27 and for thirteen more days, Chicago was engulfed in violence. White mobs wantonly attacked Black people, and Black people fought back.   It started when a Black teenager, swimming in segregated Lake Michiga...