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How Does Black Lives Matter Compare to Other Movements?

Posted on · Social activist and philosopher Dr. Cornel West will speak at the University of Houston Downtown on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. He’ll discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and race relations in America today. In conjunction with that event, we learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement — both nationally and in Houston […]

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Black Lives Matter, Transportation, LGBT Rights, and Quilts: Tuesday’s Show (October 27, 2015)

Posted on · Social activist and philosopher Dr. Cornel West will speak at the University of Houston Downtown on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. He’ll discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and race relations in America today. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement as Michael Hagerty talks with […]

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Racial Opportunity Divide, Political Roundtable, and Houston Dynamo: Houston Matters for Monday, August 25, 2014

Posted on · For the last two weeks, the nation has watched events transpire in Ferguson, Missouri. Nightly protests, occasional looting, and a general mistrust of the police by members of the community, have all been spurred by the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer. But as we’ve learned in the two weeks […]

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How Do We Decide Whose Stories Get Told in History Class?

Posted on · Last month, the Houston school board voted unanimously to support teaching Mexican-American history and culture to more high school students. The resolution means the state’s largest school district wants the Texas Education Agency to include this kind of cultural class in the state’s new graduation plan. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said in a statement that in such a […]