Susan Smith Richardson
A community garden. A voter-education campaign. A community center in a low-income apartment complex. These are some of the programs Charhonda Cox supports as the staff and project director for the Texans Together Education Fund. The Houston-based nonprofit helps communities … Read More
Will Erwin, senior historian at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, describes himself as a “history dork.” His love of history attracted him to a job where he’s a Jack-of-all-trades. Erwin, 36, blogs, leads tours, helps with funerals, occasionally tends … Read More
Her white attackers called Anne Braden a race traitor. A middle-class white woman from Alabama, Braden rejected her racial privilege in the Jim Crow South and devoted her life to fighting racism. Social justice historians and longtime Southern organizers know … Read More
Two Republican women of color are running for Charlie Howard's former seat.
Fort Bend has been called a bellwether county so often that it’s easy to become skeptical about the use of the term—even if the description is accurate. Fort Bend, which sits just southwest of Houston, is among the most diverse … Read More
Becky Moeller on being the first female president of the Texas AFL-CIO.
Becky Moeller is the first female president of the 220,000-member Texas AFL-CIO. Moeller has been active in unions for 35 years. She joined the Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 6137 in Corpus Christi in 1967 and eventually became local … Read More
The governor may wear boots, but not all real Texans do.
On a Saturday afternoon in Austin, Allens Boots teems with visitors and newcomers to Texas. Tugging on boots and trying on cowboy hats, they want to buy a piece of the Texas mystique and the myth of the rural, rugged … Read More