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What Does the HUD Ruling Mean for the Fountain View Housing Project?

Posted on · The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently found the city’s decision to nix an affordable housing project on Fountain View Drive was motivated at least in part by the race, color or national origin of the likely tenants. HUD says that’s a violation of the Civil Rights Act. The ruling is the latest […]

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HUD Ruling on the Fountain View Housing Project, and Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss: Wednesday’s Show (January 25, 2017)

Posted on · The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently found the city’s decision to nix an affordable housing project on Fountain View Drive was motivated at least in part by the race, color or national origin of the likely tenants. HUD says that’s a violation of the Civil Rights Act. The ruling is the latest […]

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Play Takes Audiences ‘All the Way’ with LBJ

Posted on · The Alley Theatre tonight (Jan. 29, 2016) debuts All the Way, a play about Lyndon B. Johnson’s early years as president and the political maneuvering needed to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The play, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, draws its name from a Johnson campaign slogan from 1964 and is […]

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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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Waller County Landfill, NIMBY, and Juries: Houston Matters for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Posted on · An ongoing battle over a proposed landfill in Waller County underscores how “NIMBYism” plays into so many important issues and ideas. From landfills to power plants, prisons to shopping malls, airports to seaports, there are all manner of developments that some communities may find valuable, provided they’re located someplace else. Toxic waste dump? Sure! Just “not […]

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What’s the Legacy of the Civil Rights Act 50 Years Later?

Posted on · As Houston’s city council is poised to vote on an Equal Rights Ordinance, and the Houston Astros prepare to host baseball’s annual Civil Rights game, we look back 50 years to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with University of Houston History Professor Dr. Nancy Young, who’s writing a book about the ’64 election, […]