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Horned Frogs in the News, June 23

June 22, 2020

Horned Frogs continue to make the news, both locally and nationally. From responses to current events regarding race relations and the coronavirus pandemic to family-owned wineries, check out the latest roundup of newsworthy Frogs.

Texas is the birthplace of Juneteenth, but many residents downplay its role in slavery

The Washington Post

Gregg Cantrell, Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair of Texas History in AddRan College of Liberal Arts, reflects on the beginnings of Juneteenth and Texas’ complicated relationship with slavery.

Five Women Veterans Who Deserve to Have Army Bases Named After Them

Smithsonian Magazine

In light of recent national conversations about removing Confederate statues and renaming military bases after the protests in response to George Floyd’s death, Kara Vuic, Lance Cpl. Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt Endowed Professorship in History, offered her suggestions on some notable female military figures deserving recognition for their service.

Netflix’s new Dave Chappelle special ‘8:46’ is no laughing matter

NBC News – Think

Brandon Manning, assistant professor of black studies in the Department of English at AddRan College of Liberal Arts, reflects on comedian Dave Chappelle’s newest YouTube special, “8:46,” released after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Where Was Such Solidarity Two Weeks Ago?

History News Network

Frederick Gooding, associate professor of African American studies in the John V. Roach Honors College, offers a poignant and somber reflection on the recent outpouring of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, questioning whether the momentum will continue and spark real change.

America Needs Consensus on COVID-19 Testing

RealClearHealth

As cases begin to spike (again) in multiple states across the country, Amy Anderson, assistant professor at both Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, argues for a consistent approach to testing for the novel coronavirus.

How father-and-son Stouts are weathering the virus storm with wine

Houston Chronicle

When the COVID-19 pandemic freed up Ian Stout ’14 and Guy Stout’s schedule considerably, the father-son pair decided to focus on their own business, Stout Family Wines. The pair cite the pandemic as a “hidden blessing.”