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Targeting Targeted Individuals

Reflecting on Betsy

The Untouchables

Forever Changed

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Voting on the Commish

Before the tumultuous year that has been 2020, county commissioner meetings drew minimal public attention. Held at the county administration building downtown, the four...

Houses Divided

All I heard was “something something Trump something.” I was on my way to my open garage after a passeggiata, or after-dinner walk, with my...

Walking for Justice

Leon Reed Jr.’s steadfast devotion to social justice issues is fueled by several influences. As a criminal defense lawyer, he sees the results of...

Defunding Texas

Nothing says “Texas” like rodeos, smoked ’cue, and underfunded government services. When public services are cut, Texas always goes big, and the poor suffer...

Battered but Unbroken

Minutes before class started, Adisson Grant was preparing booklets and organizing special LEGO pieces for the day’s engineering lesson. “We are teaching foundational engineering using...

A Monumental Undertaking

The party Demetria McFarland’s family throws every Juneteenth is so big they usually need at least three trailer-size smokers to cook enough food for...

Gang Life

Recently, while attending a housing meeting on the East Side, I overheard a conversation between two residents, one of whom appeared to be a...

COVID at Carswell

Dressed in all black, her hair in long, meticulous braids, Shenita Cleveland stood outside the gates of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) South...

Blacklisted

The return to school has morphed into a season of unrest unto itself. The “COVID question” is still very much unanswered, but one group...

Bridging America’s Wealth Divide

The United States accounts for 4.4% of the world’s population but nearly a quarter of COVID-19-related deaths. The fact that the wealthiest country continues...