A missed turn signal. That’s all it took for DPS Trooper Brian Encinia to pull 28-year-old Sandra Bland over. What ensued sparked international outrage, resulting in Bland's suicide in her jail cell three days later. But new evidence today, found by WFAA Dallas partnered with Investigative Network, fuels the Bland family’s suspicions that Texas officials withheld evidence in her controversial arrest and later her death.
Grammy winning artist, Gloria Estefan and her producer-husband, Emilio Estefan, will be honored during the PBS music special, Emilio & Gloria Estefan: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. This is the first time the Gershwin Prize will be awarded to a married couple or to musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent.
In America’s 2019 cultural landscape, black playwrights often get overlooked by both the black and white community. Plays are just simply not as accessible for young black Americans as they are for affluent white Americans. The money that black teenagers could spend on going to a theater production is often left for more commonly accepted storytelling mediums, like film and music. When it comes to seeing theater on Broadway, the theater industry often relies on celebrities and nontraditional casting to target Black audiences.