Category Archives: Houston

Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Round-Up February 22, 2016

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that early voting for the 2016 primaries continues through Friday as it brings you this week’s roundup. In Harris County, that’s 7am to 7pm. Don’t forget to go to the end of the ballot! … Continue reading

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It’s Lucky When a Bird Does It To You

They say it’s lucky when a bird poops on you. But what about when you poop on birds? Continue reading

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Confederate Heroes: On the Agenda, Off the Schools

Tonight’s Houston ISD board meeting will address a resolution to re-name eight schools that currently bear the names of Confederate heroes: Henry Grady Middle School, Richard Dowling Middle School, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Middle School, Albert Sidney Johnston Middle School, Sidney Lanier Middle … Continue reading

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Whose Land Am I On? And Am I Really a Princess?

In an essay published several years ago on Crunk Feminist Collective, Eesha Pandit reflected on our country’s official and stubborn celebration Columbus Day, in light of the fact that the explorer’s “discovery” of the Americas caused the genocide of Native … Continue reading

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To The Gaslamp: Don’t Use Me As Your Excuse to be Racist

I’d like to make one thing especially clear. Do not use me to justify your discrimination. Continue reading

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Arts Organizations As Advocates for Progressive Reform

We talk often of health and human service nonprofits operating in silos, but the arts groups are not only in different silos, they’re on an entirely different farm when it comes to legislative advocacy. Arts organizations already lobby for funding, but … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Woodland Heights

We’re fortunate to be high up, away from the bayou, and on a pier and beam foundation, so while last night’s strobe lightning-fueled storm did keep us awake and on edge, we’re dry this morning. I could not resist the … Continue reading

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