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Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 3 2017 - 6:23pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The cities of San Antonio and Austin announced on Thursday they have joined the fight to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, in federal court.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Dec 19 2016 - 2:16pm
The Dr. Bowie Scholarship Foundation is partnering with the Northeast Partnership for Economic Development, a coalition of 12 Northeast cities and their Mayors, to host a week of events honoring 7+ Original Mississippi Freedom Riders. 
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 1 2015 - 7:56pm
When civil rights leader and social activist Julian Bond died recently, the New York Times referred to him as a “persistent opponent of the stubborn remnants of white supremacy.” President Barack Obama called Bond a friend and a hero. "Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life,” Obama said. While Julian Bond was a legendary figure beginning in the 1960s, some young people may have no idea who he is or how his life relates to the #blacklivesmatters movement.
Written by SUIVES on Aug 29 2015 - 9:34am
Bring family and friends. Bring peaceCENTER stories. Bring your smile and some melodia in your step! Birthday refreshments served. Free and open to the public, but consider a donation to honor the peaceCENTER — in quantities of 2s + 0s! Baylor Professor Robert Darden, author of “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement,” will speak about his newest book, which explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13 2015 - 7:12pm
Mayor Taylor’s Statement on Confederate Monuments SAN ANTONIO (July 9, 2015) — “Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13 2015 - 6:09pm
The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead on local news. Move to change Robert E. Lee High School’s name
Written by KaylaWilson on Jul 12 2015 - 7:08pm
I started a petition to rename San Antonio's Robert E. Lee High School in 2015 after seeing the suggestion by former Mayor Juliån Castro on his Facebook page. (This article in the San Antonio Current details what Castro wrote.) 
Written by Cary Clack on Jun 19 2015 - 9:21pm
A sanctuary is a place of refuge, somewhere we go to seek shelter and retreat from the world. It is a place made sacred by faith and by the promise of protection, solace and strength. A sanctuary can be a house of worship or any secular dwelling where we can be refreshed and renewed.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jan 23 2015 - 12:31pm
Immigration detention, which is non-criminal custody while awaiting deportation or right to stay, has become one of the fastest-growing and least-examined types of incarceration in the U.S. Because of reports of severe abuse of detainees, including minors, the US Commission on Civil Rights will examine equal protection concerns and Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement treatment of adult and minor detainees in representative detention facilities under federal law.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 23 2014 - 11:16am
Replay the video: Replay the Sept. 27 webcast "Learning from Madiba: Lessons for Theology, Spirituality and Politics," from the Whitley Center at the Oblate School of Theology. Presented as part of the Sankofa Institute of African American Pastoral Leadership Lecture Series, the discussion be led by Allan A. Boesak, an honorary doctorate recipient of the Oblate School of Theology, who is a native of South Africa and a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa.