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Houstonian Tales: Ruben Jimenez (DJ Baby Roo)

Houstonian Tales: Ruben Jimenez (DJ Baby Roo)

Since the early days of Southern hip hop, one guy has lived, breathed, and ingested as much hip hop as anyone in Houston; DJ Baby Roo. Interviewing names like Eminem before he was a household name, dropping DJ sets at clubs that have been long gone, and buying enough hip hop albums and singles to make you think that he was an originator in the scene, Roo has definitely seen more in the Houston rap scene than anyone you probably know…

TRUMP’S APPEAL TO SELF-HATING IMMIGRANTS: GO AHEAD AND LAUGH AT THE DUMPSTER-FIRE, JUST DON’T DISMISS IT TOO QUICKLY

TRUMP’S APPEAL TO SELF-HATING IMMIGRANTS: GO AHEAD AND LAUGH AT THE DUMPSTER-FIRE, JUST DON’T DISMISS IT TOO QUICKLY

When Trump makes offensive statements about illegal immigrant rapists, thieves, and murders, a portion of the immigrant population, itself, will say -- “Oh yeah, you mean THOSE immigrants; I’m one of the good ones.” …

HOUSTON CITY COUNCILMEMBER C.O. BRADFORD ON GOVERNANCE AND POLICING

HOUSTON CITY COUNCILMEMBER C.O. BRADFORD ON GOVERNANCE AND POLICING

Nick Cooper's interview with Houston City Councilmember C.O. Bradford continues.…

Houston City  Councilmember C.O. Bradford on Anti-Homeless Laws

Houston City Councilmember C.O. Bradford on Anti-Homeless Laws

Nick Cooper interviews Houston City Councilmember C.O. Bradford on Anti-Homeless laws.…

Point/Counterpoint: Charlie Hebdo, Colonialism, Islamophobia, and Censorship

Point/Counterpoint: Charlie Hebdo, Colonialism, Islamophobia, and Censorship

Free Press Houston is an often-irreverent publication which has been known to push the limits of "good taste," so you would expect us to be highly sympathetic toward a seemingly related publication, Charlie Hebdo. …

Is Dominique Strauss-Kahn channeling Marion Barry, or Silvio Berlusconi?

Is Dominique Strauss-Kahn channeling Marion Barry, or Silvio Berlusconi?

By Nick Cooper Victims of Mischaracterizations? Take It Easy On Me! Not…

KTRU’s Back (somewhat)

KTRU’s Back (somewhat)

By Nick Cooper Today it was announced by the FCC that Rice…

Segregated Epitaphs

Segregated Epitaphs

By Nick Cooper “Why Haven’t Muslims Confronted  Extremism?” Muslims in the U.S.…

Worst of Houston 2014

Worst of Houston 2014

We started a new, sort of "Best of" tradition this year with the Sammy's Awards, but we don't want you thinking FPH went soft.…

Giving Out Presents to Kids Visiting Parents in Jail

Giving Out Presents to Kids Visiting Parents in Jail

By Nick Cooper On December 24th, activists, community members, and End Mass…

And the Losers Are…

And the Losers Are…

It would have been nice to hear actual debate on fundamental disagreements on issues, but instead we became the viewing audience at a elaborately produced play paid for and choreographed by PACs and rich people. Every few years, the audience gets to vote, choosing between a party that proudly proclaims empty nationalist rhetoric, and a party that stands weakly and ambivalently for some things that matter.…

#IndictAmerica

#IndictAmerica

Great video and photos from last week's Indict America Protest for Mike Brown last week, with too many words from Herb. (Pro tip: skip the words.)…

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