Houston Matters

How Can Houston Better Protect the Freedmen’s Town Bricks?

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 stated […]

Full Show

Freedmen’s Town Bricks, and East End Development: Tuesday’s Show (January 24, 2017)

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 […]

Houston Matters

How’s the Media Doing Covering the Year’s Biggest Stories?

Posted on · From the response to cases of Ebola here in Texas and now in New York City, to the shooting and aftermath in Ferguson, Missouri, to the battle over Houston’s equal rights ordinance, and concerns about undocumented children crossing the border, the news media has had a lot of important stories to examine in recent months. […]

Houston Matters

Houston Sun Founder Discusses How Community Newspapers Have Changed in 30 Years

Posted on · The Houston Sun will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in December. The community newspaper targets the African American demographic in Houston. We talk with its founder and publisher, Dorris Ellis, about the history of the paper and the changing role of the community newspaper in an evolving media age.