Posted on · What should we do about symbols from the past? Should we eliminate them? Should we relegate them strictly to history books and museums? And how do we bridge the disconnect between those who see such symbols as strictly and solely representative of hate and those who see them as historically important?
Posted on · For the second time, the Freedmen's Town bricks were ripped up by city contractors, despite explicit instructions from the city not to disturb the bricks. So why does this keeping happening? What can the neighborhood do to preserve what's left of these bricks? What more can the city do, when Mayor Sylvester Turner has already […]
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 […]
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 […]