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November 1, 2023

Deborah Roberts

By: Miles Bloxson

Join us on the latest episode of Black Austin Matters as we have the privilege of hearing from renowned artist, Deborah Roberts. Embark on a captivating journey through her inspiring life, from her artistic training to her unwavering dedication to protecting black children through her art. Gain insight into her experiences growing up in Austin and witness the fulfillment of her dreams. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.


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August 3, 2022

Ariel René Jackson

We talk with anti-disciplinary film-based artist Ariel René Jackson in this episode of Black Austin Matters.

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July 7, 2022

Riders Against the Storm

In this episode, Lisa and Rich talk with Chaka and Qi Dada, the husband and wife duo who make up the hip-hop group Riders Against the Storm.

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June 1, 2022

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick talk with Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, the outgoing president of Huston-Tillotson University.

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May 4, 2022

Joseph Frilot

Hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick talk with IDEA Montopolis teacher Joseph Frilot.

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April 6, 2022

Dr. Sonja Franklin

In this episode, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with Dr. Sonja Franklin, an optometrist and owner of Modern Eyes in Austin.

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March 2, 2022

Joe Harper, Jr.

On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with barber Joe Harper, Jr. about what really happens at the barbershop.

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February 2, 2022

Stephanie Lang

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with writer, community curator and social justice activist Stephanie Lang about her deep roots in Austin, what newcomers misunderstand about Black Austin and preserving history.

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January 5, 2022

Chas Moore

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with Chas Moore, the executive director of the Austin Justice Coalition. His organization has been deeply involved with advocating for racial justice and police reform in Austin and organized some of the largest demonstrations against police violence in the wake […]

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