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Keeping the Torch Lit for Bakari

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Jill Henderson can already see the Greek courtroom in her mind. She and her husband, Phil, have been there four times already. The dark, old wooden furniture in the un-air-conditioned chamber promises once again to not have the capacity to hold all of the interested parties. If they’re lucky, they will have a few family members present, as will each of the nine defendants charged with her son’s 2017 death.

Black Music is the Culture of Austin. Fund It. Period.

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For decades, Austin has been at the forefront of music tastemaking. As various genres such as Rock, Blues, Jazz, and elements of Neo-Soul are premier staples for Austin’s music scene, festivals like SXSW, ACL, Reggae Fest, and even JMBLYA have helped to continue to reinforce Austin’s rightful title as the Live Music Capital of the world.

Why Are You Still Here Man(ley)?

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A lone police officer makes the decision that a black man no longer has the right to occupy any space on earth if he disapproves of his behavior. We see it time and time again. Not following orders fast enough? Boom! You’re gone.