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Chokehold: Is There a Difference in Criminal Justice When Policing Black Men?

Posted on · Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler, in advance of his lecture Thursday night (Feb. 16, 2017) at the University of Houston Law Center. Butler, a former federal prosecutor, has written and spoken extensively on criminal justice and race relations, including in his 2009 book Let’s Get Free: A Hip […]

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A News Open Line: Tuesday’s Show (February 14, 2017)

Posted on · Amid a White House characterizing the media as the “opposition party,” instant feedback – both positive and negative – via social media, coarsened public discourse on, well, everything that seems to even challenge objective facts, and long-standing debate in the public – and in media itself — over the role journalists should play, it can […]

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Is There A Racial Opportunity Divide in Greater Houston?

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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A Chinatown Migration Story: Why Houston’s Asian Population Center Has Moved Over the Years

Posted on · Many of us are familiar with the famed Chinatown sections of cities like New York and San Francisco. They serve as some of the largest enclaves of Asians in the world – outside of Asia. And those famous Chinatowns have basically always been in the same place within those cities – but that’s not the […]