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The History of Hate Groups in Greater Houston

Posted on · There’s much of any community’s history worth celebrating – famous events, positive developments, landmarks established, people to champion. But history is also filled with unsavory characters and moments. And it’s just as important – some would say more important – to remind ourselves of those negative aspects of our community’s history. Among them are, of […]

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Gentrification and Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Posted on · Back in August of 2013, Houston Matters met with longtime residents of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood to discuss how their community had changed over the years. Among the major topics of discussion was gentrification. The residents noted how development had changed the personality and affordability of their neighborhood. But they didn’t necessarily see gentrification as a bad […]

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Louis Gossett, Jr. Headlines Annual ‘Concert Against Hate’

Posted on · We learn more about the Houston chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and its Nov. 13 event, “Houston In Concert Against Hate.” The event features theatrical and musical performances marking the progress of American civil rights since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The event features Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Organization Combats Some 57 Hate Groups in Texas

Posted on · Yesterday, three people were fatally shot at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City. The suspect is due in court today to face murder charges. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, says Frazier Glenn Cross was once the grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Earlier this year, […]