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  Discouraged by the constant anti-immigration bills being introduced around the country, student activists at the University of Texas are determined get more minorities to the polls in this election year. The University Leadership Initiative will be hosting a citizenship drive. The event will allow eligible residents to work with …

  No it’s not Spanish for soup. The Stop Online Piracy Act proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, …

Frank Sharry, director of advocacy group America’s Voice, made the following controversial statement: “He’s as close as the Latino community has to a Martin Luther King figure.”

  In an unprecedented collaboration the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House Office of Science and Technology and  the Office of the Vice President challenged technology developers to create smartphone apps that would prevent violence and abuse from occuring via the Apps Against Abuse Challenge. The challenge …

  Roland Hernandez is your average working- class American.  He works full time, six days a week, sometimes up to 12 hours a day. As a repair man, he is comfortable speaking to people of all educational backgrounds and has traveled through several Houston neighborhoods- the rich, the poor and …

  The College Board recently released statistics that indicate that minorities are taking the SAT test at an unprecedented rate. Since 2006, the overall number of students taking the SAT test has grown by 21.6 percent.  More notably, however, are the statistics for specific minority groups: Hispanics have seen the …

  The American Jewish Committee and the Kinder Institute at Rice University hosted an immigration summit at Rice on Tuesday, to address the cost savings of implementing immigration reform in Texas. The AJC’s Bridging America Project provides communities with programs and public education to achieve local support for immigration reform. The summit was led by a panel of …

U.S. foundation support for programs benefiting Latinos has held steady at approximately one percent of overall funding, even as the Hispanic population has grown significantly.

  This Thursday, December 15, is the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights, in response Occupy Houston will be joining the Houston Free Thinkers and other civil rights activists as part of a week-long series of national actions protesting the National Defense Authorization Act. The protestors …

  “Normal toasters are tamed and subdued by unfortunate limitations; but great toasters rise above them and become Jesus & Virgin Mary Toasters, ” claims Burnt Impressions, a fledgling company that sells toasters with iconic images browned into the bread. The Vermont startup sparked a media firestorm in 2010 when …