Austin

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Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King

The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015. 

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This Instagram Account Chronicles the History of Austin's Black and Brown Community

ATX Barrio Archive’s Alan Garcia: “I’m trying to bridge that gap between what is normally available to people in privileged positions and trying to bring it back to the barrios where I believe it belongs.”

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After Artist Backlash, South by Southwest Removes Deportation Clause from Future Contracts

The arts and media festival faced pressure from artists and activists demanding that it strike contractual language that threatens to refer artists to immigration officials.

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HBCU Building, Historic Chicano Neighborhoods on 2016 List of Most Endangered Places

The first municipal Southern golf course to desegregate and a pair of buttes deemed sacred by two Native tribes are also on this year’s list of important places under threat.

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Monica Loera is the First Trans Woman to be Killed in the U.S. This Year

Police have arrested a suspect in the death of the 43-year-old Latina.

Community Responds to Texas Mosque Desecration

Neighbors extending support after a Pflugerville, Texas, mosque is vandalized with feces.

How Century-Old Segregation Hurts Austin, Texas Today

The city’s economic boom prompts deeper questions about its past

12 SXSW Panels, Films and Concerts That Deserve Your Attention

South by Southwest, the mega-conference for tech, film and music geeks, starts today. Colorlines.com multimedia editor and pop culture blogger Jorge Rivas shares his top picks.