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What Are the Most Pressing Issues Affecting Houston’s Latino Communities?

Posted on · The University of Houston was recently selected to become headquarters of the Inter University Program for Latino Research for five years, starting in 2018. The IUPLR is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers with the overarching purpose of addressing the pressing issues that impact Latino communities. We talk with Dr. Nicolas Kanellos, […]

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Nuestra Palabra Bookstore Focuses on Latino Writers and Artists

Posted on · A new bookstore has opened just east of downtown focusing on Latino books and artwork. It’s called Nuestra Palabra, and it’s the brainchild of activist and educator Tony Diaz and colleague Richard Reyes. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visits the bookstore to learn more. MORE: There’s a New Place to Buy Latino Literature in Houston (News […]

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Report Examines the Health and Education of Latino Boys and Young Men

Posted on · The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families recently released a report on the health and education of Latino boys and young men. The report examines ways in which the experiences of Hispanic boys and young adults differ from those of their black and white peers. To learn more about the study, Houston Matters […]

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Fighting Sexual Exploitation, and Houston’s Musical History: Thursday’s Show (September 29, 2016)

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation in […]

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Health Summit and Business Expo Focuses on Latino Health Challenges

Posted on · The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is putting on its 4th annual Health Summit and Business Expo starting today (Aug. 10, 2016). This year’s event brings together healthcare and insurance providers, small businesses and individuals to discuss prescriptions, wellness, and — specifically — health disparities the Hispanic population faces. Paige Phelps learns more from Dr. Laura Murillo, president and CEO […]

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New PAC Hopes to Raise Up More Latino Candidates in Houston and Across Texas

Posted on · Hispanic residents account for roughly 40 percent of the Texas population. Yet politically, Latinos as a group tend to punch well below their weight. Luis Elizondo-Thomson is trying to change that. Last August, he formed the Latino Texas Political Action Committee — or Latino Texas PAC. News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider asked Elizondo-Thomson […]

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How Has the Portrayal of Hispanics in the Media Changed in the Last 30 years?

Posted on · The Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The non-profit provides support for Hispanics involved in the gathering and dissemination of news, to encourage and support the study and practice of journalism by Hispanics, and to promote a fair and accurate portrayal of Hispanics in the media. We discuss the challenges […]

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How Will Houston’s Latino Population Shape the City’s Future?

Posted on · Houston will need to integrate the growing Latino community into its planning process in order to sustain its growth. That’s according to Dr. David Diaz, Director of urban studies at California State University in Los Angeles. He recently spoke at the University of Houston about the larger role the city’s Latino community will play in […]