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March 1, 2020

RACE, a four letter word that has so much power and depth. 

In this new decade, 2020, who would have thought that the color of one’s skin, one’s name, one’s religion, or one’s race would still effect how one is treated!

Unfortunately, that is still the case. Despite livi...

March 1, 2020

With March being Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to preface our work towards racial equity in education by looking back on Black Women in Galveston’s history who laid the foundation for the future we know is possible. It is these women who in many ways giv...

March 1, 2020

Galveston was touted as the Ellis Island of the South, but can it be characterized as such today? Some BOIs say Hurricane Ike was the dividing point, or when our island’s community changed. After Ike devastated Galveston in September 2008, three public housing units on...

March 1, 2020

Dr. Victor Viser

Associate Professor of Communication

Texas A&M University at Galveston

A few weeks ago, hanging out at Hey Mikey’s ice cream parlor down on Postoffice, crowd-watching while occasionally making sure to dam the butter-pecan stream making its way down my sug...

March 1, 2020

Director of Student Ministries for Galveston Urban Ministries

I moved to Texas in 8th grade as an african american kid in a mostly white neighborhood. Early on I learned how to carry myself in a way that was “culturally appropriate,” which meant not being “too black”. I...

Gregory Wilson is a long time Galvestonian who’s working at the heart of what he sees as one of the biggest issues facing his community: MENTORSHIP. 

A founding member of Ironman, a community-focused group offering father-figure guidance for children in Black communitie...

March 1, 2020

Not one, but two civil rights movements flourished in mid-twentieth century Texas, and they did so in intimate conversation with one another. Both Afircan Texans and Mexican Americans fought for their civil and political rights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth c...

January 1, 2020

Eating out of the garden is the simplest form of culinary delight.  The students participating in The Young Gardeners Program in local Galveston Independent School District (GISD) schools are reaping the rewards of their school garden harvests. 

The Young Gardeners...

January 1, 2020

I walked down the main hall of the Estelle unit here in Huntsville with my stomach grumbling. It's impossible to get used to any certain time to eat here because each day's schedule is different depending on who is working that particular shift and how they are feeling...

January 1, 2020

Food is life. No matter where you go, the universal sign of compassion and unity will be food. In every culture, society, group, and country, food will always be one basic yet effective way to understand each other. Food and its meaning can change but still have the sa...

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