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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

KTRU’s Back (somewhat)

By Nick Cooper Today it was announced by the FCC that Rice University Radio will be back on the FM dial. The details include: the frequency will be 96.1FM, the broadcast power will be quite low — 41 Watts, and the height of the antenna will be 47 meters near Rice Stadium. Starting up as … Continued

Segregated Epitaphs

By Nick Cooper “Why Haven’t Muslims Confronted  Extremism?” Muslims in the U.S. and European media are given the chance to speak up on one topic: ‘Do you support this latest attack by some Muslim/s?’ Imagine if Jews only got on tv to answer: ‘Do you support this latest attack by Israel / Israeli settlers?’ Even more … Continued

Giving Out Presents to Kids Visiting Parents in Jail

By Nick Cooper On December 24th, activists, community members, and End Mass Incarceration Houston returned to Harris County Jail to give gifts to children who have no choice but to go there to visit their loved ones at Christmas time. After a miserable experience trying to say hello to an incarcerated parent, kids were welcomed … Continued