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Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical of Texas and Florida Social Media Laws

BY Carrie Johnson UPDATED FEBRUARY 26, 20245:10 PM ET  The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with a pair of cases that could help define the future of the Internet. Legal experts…
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Austin Settles with Another 2020 Social Justice Protester, Bringing Total to $20.8 Million

By Skye Seipp Updated March 15 2024 The city of Austin settled another lawsuit with a participant in the 2020 social justice protests who claimed police knocked her phone down,…
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Pro-Palestinian Student Groups in Texas Say Governor’s Free Speech Order Targets Them

By Zara Amaechi Published April 1, 2024 at 5:00 AM CDT Pro-Palestinian student groups at universities across Texas are calling on school administrators to reject an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbot last…
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How to Get Birth Control and Emergency Contraception in Texas

KERA | By María Méndez | The Texas Tribune Published March 14, 2024 at 5:03 PM CDT Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout to reflect changes in policies and access.…
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Local Organizations

Austin Justice Coalition - Austin Justice Coalition is a racial justice group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas that needs support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.

Austin Area Urban League - The Austin Area Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to providing economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for African Americans and other underserved/underrepresented populations in the Austin/Central Texas region.

Undoing Racism Austin- The Black Youth Project 100 is a national nonprofit organization of black youth activists working to create justice and freedom for all. Although it was originally founded in Chicago in 2013, it’s since opened a Dallas chapter. Donations to BYP100 will support the organization’s daily work as well as provide bail funds, legal support and mutual aid for black activists.

Break The Pipeline - Made possible by the Excellence & Advancement Foundation, Break The Pipeline provides services and advocacy to break the school-to-prison pipeline by coordinating prevention and intervention programs to support children at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. In the US approximately 2 million children are impacted by the criminal justice system and in Texas, 12 million people are in prison, jailed, on probation or parole.

Black Pflugerville - Black Pflugerville is a nonpartisan non-profit organization which encourages informed and active participation of Black people in the city of Pflugerville

African American Youth Harvest Foundation - To intentionally provide hands-on service through school and community-based programs, to enhance the quality of life for African American and low-income youth and families. We strive to prevent and reduce risk factors while promoting protective factors that are proven to change the lives of community members in need.

Black Mamas ATX - Black Mamas ATX provides culturally aligned and client-centered birthing and mental health services that support you through your pregnancy and postpartum experience.

Six Square - Preserving and Celebrating the historic legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin.

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce - The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce inspires, develops, and promotes Black economic success in the Greater Austin area. Serving as a bridge for African-American businesses and the Greater Austin business community to obtain greater prosperity and influence within Central Texas.

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