Topic: African Americans

There is No Justice for Black Girls in America

May 18, 2016
Police

This week is the anniversary of the death of a 7-year-old black girl named Aiyana Stanley-Jones. The loss of this girl is heartbreaking. It’s also a sickening comment on the state of black girlhood in America.

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Split Verdict in Holtzclaw Trial is a Travesty and Dangerous

Dec. 14, 2015
Law Books

Getting a conviction on 18 out of 36 charges against former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw does not mean justice was served. Black women deserve far more than the fraught, partial justice awarded here.

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$500,000 Mellon Grant Aims to Boost Minority Faculty Representation

Jan. 29, 2015

More students from underrepresented minority groups will be encouraged to pursue academic careers thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to The University of Texas at Austin.

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Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Sept. 20, 2010

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County.

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Digging up the past

Sept. 18, 2010
Digging up the past

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County.

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