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  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 …

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and biggest Hispanic civil rights organization in the U.S., is embroiled in a controversy over the election of its new president, Margaret Morán.

During the plea hearings, Rodriguez and Amaro admitted to working with the BA in buying and selling illegal drugs on the streets of El Paso and that the gang extorted money from drug dealers operating on the gang’s turf.

  In an effort to remain a key player in the automotive industry, Ford is pursuing a green technology strategy that it’s introducing into many of its vehicles. “Ford is invested in developing cleaner driving solutions that fit consumer needs,” said Carrie Majeske, product sustainability manager for Ford. Houston was …

  The City Council elections are well on their way and members are busy as usual. Melissa Noriega, City Council Member At-Large Position #3 is maintaining her positive energy, composure and dedicated momentum during this busy time in an effort to continue serving Houston. The Venture spoke to Noriega and …

  During their third annual “We Have a Dream Summit” on Saturday, activists from FIEL, an immigrant youth organization, stressed to the audience the existence of the Texas Application for State Financial Aid. Through TASFA, qualified undocumented students are eligible to receive grants and pay in-state college tuition. “People think …