The Turning Point: Austin’s Nook Turner Jumps Back On It


It’s clear to anyone who has lived in Austin for the past few years that it is growing and changing, especially Austin’s Eastside.  For a homegrown Austinite, it can almost look foreign in its entirety.  Native Austinite Charles “Nook” Turner saw this change coming for many years prior, and is still doing his part to keep his neighborhood alive.

John Hall: Green is the new black


African Americans have traditionally been part of communities that have borne the brunt of environmental discord, with landfills and pollution sources located in areas where people of color predominantly live.

Rosalind Oliphant: A Legacy of Literature


Most of us can’t call Pulitzer Prize-winner Leonard Pitts to ask about his latest work, or  have best-selling author Bernice McFadden recommend our event to Terry McMillan, or convince sister Souljah to add Austin to her book tour, but Rosalind Oliphant can.