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A look ahead to the new year in Texas, from politics to entertainment

Two experts weigh in on the Texas political landscape and the stakes as we head into a major general election year amid growing rifts among Texas Republicans. Could the new year mark a tipping point for Texas Democrats?

Tech expert Omar Gallaga and the Standard’s own Shelly Brisbin look at what’s buzzing on the technology front.

Plus: coming attractions at the theater and some of the most anticipated book releases of 2024.

Ya’Ke Smith (Ep. 26, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the current Black media renaissance and African American cultural influence with Ya’Ke Smith, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Film at the University of Texas at Austin.

Elijah C. Watson (Ep. 13, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the origins of the African American colloquialism “woke” with Elijah C. Watson, News Editor for the New York-based Black Politics and pop culture website Okayplayer.