Civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, who represented George Floyd’s family, on running for Texas attorney general and ending “comply or die” policing.
Sixteen-year-old climate organizer Chanté Davis on how change could start with young people in Texas.
José Garza represents a new wave of reform-minded DAs who want to end the war on drugs and prosecute police officers who kill.
Henderson says policing in the U.S. perpetuates systems of inequality that mirror the nation’s history of colonialism.
Through the Texas Freedom Colonies Project, researchers are working to liberate data on behalf of Black Texans.
“Now we're just working with this unprecedented state usurpation of local control, trying to keep people safe as best we can.”
John Henneberger has spent 45 years advocating for Texans’ right to have a safe, affordable place to live.
Several years ago, Hotez and his colleagues developed a vaccine that may have prevented the new coronavirus—but they couldn’t get it funded.
Slack led a massive research effort to learn what happens to those whom immigration authorities deport and dump all along the Mexican border.
To celebrate our 65th birthday, we asked our founding editor about where the Observer has been and what he thinks about its future.