In my house is a painting of one artist’s depiction of Jesus, which I bought years ago on the South Side. I give it extra attention during Holy Week and the celebration of Easter, a special day that is on a different date each year and is commercially symbolized by a giant rabbit carrying a basket of brightly colored hard-boiled eggs it hides from children. It’s a beautiful painting that’s sparked conversations and comments from people who’ve seen it because the Jesus in the painting is black. He looks like the late, great singer-songwriter Nickolas Ashford.
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Catch up and get ahead with the Edge Feeding the homeless is not illegal in San Antonio
Written by Clayton Price on Feb 10 2015 - 11:49am
Replay video: San Antonio mayoral candidates Mike Villareal, Leticia Van de Putte and Tommy Adkisson addressed issues ranging from negotiations with the firefighter's and police unions to minimum wage and a living wage at a forum Feb. 7.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jan 14 2015 - 1:53pm
Replay the video from the Intercultural Development Research Association presentation of New Research on Securing Educational Equity and Excellence for English Language Learners in Texas Secondary Schools.
Written by Kris_Serold on Apr 1 2014 - 10:58am
On Thursday, April 3, "Phenomenon 2014" will take place at Northwest Vista College, NVC. The seminars, workshops and sessions are designed to encourage students to use thier voice for social justice.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Feb 4 2014 - 12:54pm
February is African-American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate African-American culture and heritage. The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. Locally, the San Antonio Public Library, SAPL, aims to accomplish this through hosting a variety of events, film screenings and discussions throughout the month at various branch locations.
Written by millera on Feb 2 2014 - 3:16pm
This is a simple story of a Texas state agency not acting for the benefit of Texas residents in carrying out a basic, everyday governmental function. I found a confusing flaw in the highway signage at the intersection of two toll roads. In an effort to be a good citizen, I tried to get this corrected. I ran into roadblocks every step of the way, and there is still no satisfactory resolution.