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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 […]