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Native Houstonian Lauren Anderson has flourished in one the most detailed artforms in the world — professional ballet. She is a former principal ballerina of the Houston Ballet, as well as the first African American to be promoted to such a position within the company. Her persistence to excel resulted in a remarkable breakthrough in […]

By Isaiah Robinson, Texas Southern University As she walked on stage, her mocha smooth skin began to illuminate from the stage lighting, the audience instantly gazed at her. The radiation of her light was as of a single lit candle in a dark room. As she began to perform, she commanded and hunted the attention […]

By Maiya Turner, Texas Southern University The Texas Southern debate team is world renown. After the passing of its founding coach, Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, the torch has been passed to Dr. Gloria Batiste-Roberts. As the new head coach of the debate team, Batiste-Roberts has done nothing but lead the team to more victories and […]

By Maiya Turner, Texas Southern University Texas Southern University’s renowned debate team was in the spotlight again with a mesmerizing performance celebrating Black culture in a virtual pre-presidential inaugural program. TSU debate team President Nahab Fanbulleh along with Maya Williams, Trevor Mouton and Gloria Ekezie, were featured virtually at the event on Jan. 19. The […]

By Kennedi Robinson, Texas Southern University Dr. Dianne Jemison-Pollard holds a near and dear place in the heart of Texas Southern University. Jemison-Pollard’s infectious spirit and creative successes have opened many doors and allowed her to partake in numerous opportunities around the world as well as on the university’s campus. With more than 40 years […]

By Lydia Dillard, Texas Southern University A crown serves as part of an embraced identity. It is a badge of honor resting effortlessly amongst the highest point. My crown happens to be thick, curly, and typically high maintenance. It barely reaches my shoulders and poofs in the damp Houston weather. My crown is of course […]

By Kennedi Robinson, Texas Southern University Growing up in the Settegast area of Houston, Dr. Anne Lundy knew that there was nothing she appreciated and loved more in the world than the art of music. Lundy has transformed her dreams into reality and made it her duty to give other African American instrumentalists the opportunity […]

Florence Alma Bandy-Norman was the first Black head librarian at Houston’s Colored Carnegie Library By Kennedi Robinson, Texas Southern University Realizing her love for reading books and discovering new information were passions, Florence Bandy-Norman made it a priority to get her college education by any means so she could pursue her dream of becoming a […]

By Lydia Dillard, Texas Southern University Time steadily ticked away as Jonah Elijah only had two days to complete the biggest project of his rising career. Within those two days, the Houston Third Ward native sketched and painted a two-block-long Black Lives Matter mural to honor the life of a Houston native, whose name resonates […]

Kamala Harris officially became the 49th vice president of the U.S. on January 20 in Washington, D.C.