In the wake of Texas Education Agency proposing that we eliminate historic figures like first African American Supreme Courtt Justice Thurgood Marshall from our textbooks, maybe nows the time to make some new history and get behind the push the Congressional Black Caucus is mounting to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens. We say this with a bit of tongue and cheek, but in all seriousness all of us should be paying close attention to this process and advocating for who we like.
The Southern Shift presents the panel How to Grind, Hustle and Make it During the Recession. The panel is centered around new options for young independent hip-hop artists. If you are a hip hop artist or may want to become one, find out how you can be active in your community and how that can help you with your career.
Friday, March 19
3:00pm - 5:00pm
We sat down with Austin lawyer/activist and Southern Shift partner Ann del Llano and spoke to her about last month’s Supreme Court decision to allow corporations unlimited contributions in elections. She started off by noting that the American public is the big loser in this case. She said the average citizen just lost a seat at the table in our Democracy because corporations will immediately have a louder voice and better access to lawmakers.
The first East Austin Judicial Candidate Forum took place last night and we caught up with organizer Lucien Banton and attendee Roger Davis to capture their feelings about the evening.
This week we met the candidates for the criminal courts in Travis County. All of the candidates who are in contested races were in attendance, and all of them answered questions about how they see their role and how they will make their decisions.
Next week we meet the candidates for the civil courts in Travis County. Please join us for the second forum on Tuesday, December 15, at 6002 Jain Lane, the Southwest Key building in the community room. Meet and greet starts at 5:30pm with the forum beginning at 6:00pm. Click here for more details.
We put together a podcast which includes the discussion in its entirety along with special guest commentary from Congressman James Clyburn D-SC who is the current whip of the US House of Representatives, and James Rucker who heads up Color of Change. Included on this show are; Harvey Kronberg of theQuorum Report, Ann del Llano of Southern Shift and Carmen Llanes of PODER. They discuss the importance of redistricting in the 2010 elections, especially as it pertains to Texas.
Special guests Harvey Kronberg of The Quorum Report, Ann del Llano of Southern Shift, and Carmen Llanes of PODER discuss the importance of redistricting in the 2010 elections, especially as it pertains to Texas.
Every ten years, the federal government comes out with new census numbers, and certain Texas elected officials redraw our state and federal political maps to make sure that our political districts are fair based on the new numbers.
In the following video Harvey Kronberg of The Quorum Report, Ann del Llano of Southern Shift, and Carmen Llanes of PODER discuss the importance of redistricting in the 2010 elections, especially as it pertains to Texas.
Hank Gilbert is an East Texas rancher who has actively opposed Texas Governor Rick Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor project. He talks to us about why he is running and what he plans to do for Texas.
We continue our conversation with Hank Gilbert who talks to us about race, education and prison.
We conclude our three part interview with Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Hank Gilbert. Here he speaks about his background and offers advice to Texas youth.