Community activist Elizabeth Walsh believes there’s room for a lot more more creativity and respect in the gentrification of East Austin.
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The war on drugs continues to deny the American Dream to countless poor black families.
East Austin’s battle over IDEA Allan marked the end of a particularly nasty charter school controversy, a cautionary tale about how not to open a charter school. It could also be something we see a lot more of next year.
The increasing need for affordable housing is readily apparent in Texas.
Let’s be plain about what makes these businesses so profitable: usury. Structuring a loan to charge $130 in fees per $100 borrowed (that’s the average for a payday loan paid back in installments) is usury, regardless of the political contortions that keep such businesses legal.
Harold McMillan believes that culture can be a political weapon. For more than 20 years, the founder and director of Austin’s DiverseArts Culture Works […]