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Houston’s first sit-in was held Friday, March 4, 1960 at the Weingarten grocery store lunch counter, and led by Texas Southern University students.  The Houston Rockets honored one of the organizers of that sit-in, Dr. Halcyon Sadberry Watkins, and the TSU professor, who has chronicled the story, Serbino Sandifer-Walker during Black History Month in 2021.  […]

By Briana Williams (contributor) Texas Southern University‘s Recreation Center held Pink Out Day recently aimed at educating students of the deadly effects of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The organizers of the TSU event included games and other activities to educate students about breast cancer. “Black women are 40% more likely to […]

By Bradley Clark, Mario Dunham and Zy’riah Simmons (contributors) The Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium was filled with joy and laughter as Texas Southern University’s theatre program prepared for its Oct. 8-10 performances of The Wiz. Within the storied auditorium, hungry, eager, and engaged students worked around the clock over three weeks to put the entire […]

By Briana Williams, Brooklyn Gordon and Donovyn Bookman (Contributors) The Texas Southern University’s Recreation Center will host its annual Pink-Out for Breast Cancer event on Oct. 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which begins this week. Tiffany Conard, a TSU alumna, a former rec center employee of […]

by Mikol Kindle This photo essay is of TSU’s 2021 Homecoming game day Saturday, Oct 2. KTSU2News photojournalist Mikol Kindle captured the images through his creative lens.

By KTSU2News Service By KTSU2News Service Community and city leaders attended the unveiling of a new mural of George Floyd, which was held at LaBurgers and Daiquiris in Third Ward Sunday. The mural was created by Israel Rodriguez @ir_artwork.   Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020.  His death led to […]

By KTSU2News Service Texas Southern University President Lesia Crumpton-Young told students Wednesday during a “Listening Tour” that she will have an open door policy. More than 100 students attended the event in the Tiger Room. Dr. Crumpton-Young started her tenure as TSU’s President in July. Dr. Crumpton-Young has more than two decades of experience in […]

By: Kenneth Ware HOUSTON – Sing On! (Netflix) winner Quinton Sampson and Unbiased Live Band delivered a high-energy pop-soul-funk-infused performance at the Fashion Showdown VIP Mixer at Tribeca HTX. International model Chekesha Johnson hosted the exclusive lounge-style pre-game event for the fashion design competition. VIP guests were treated to a Dash Vodka sponsored-bar and catered […]

By KTSU2News Service Hurricane Nicholas pounced the Texas Gulf coast Tuesday at 12:30a.m. with 75 mile per hour winds leaving flooded streets and more than 354,000 residents without power. Nicholas started as a tropical storm and strengthen to a category 1 hurricane before coming ashore on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 […]

By Kenneth Ware, Jr. HOUSTON – Houston-area designers from different parts of the fashion universe grabbed the spotlight at the annual Fashion Showdown competition hosted by International model and Houston native Chekesha Johnson. Johnson founded the competition in 2018 after appearing on multiples seasons of the hit Bravo show Project Runway. “I wanted to bring […]