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Guadalupe Quintanilla: Defying the Odds

This is the story of how Guadalupe Quintanilla, “a first grade drop-out” became an outstanding and influential figure in Houston and the United States, founding a Cross Cultural Communication Program with the Houston Police Department, and recognized by the Department of Justice, President Reagan, and the United Nations.

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The Chicano Movement in Houston and Texas: A Personal Memory

The Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s was essentially a grassroots community insurrection and rebellion against a stifling racism and oppression that strangled the Latino and Black communities of Houston and Texas in that time, and a determination to fight and defeat it. We sought to bring the Mexican American out of second-class citizenship […]

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House Special: Mexican Food & Houston Politics

By Mikaela Garza Selley From their beginnings, restaurants have served as more than just places to eat; people use restaurants as social centers and community landmarks. This is especially true in ethnic neighborhoods, where minority entrepreneurs have historically used their establishments to engage in civic activism. Doneraki Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Merida Mexican Café, Villa Arcos […]

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