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Texas Southern University’s “Ocean of Soul” marching band performed two of rapper Don Toliver’s songs during his “surprise” homecoming reception at the corner of Attucks St. and Wheeler Ave on Thursday, Oct 21. The Houston rapper, who was in town for his Bayou Music Center performances on Wednesday and Thursday, was greeted by several fans […]

There is no doubt that the rise of social media has enabled individuals to network and reconnect with one another at a much faster rate than ever before. At the time, Facebook’s capacity to connect people from all over the world was revolutionary. Instagram allowed users to create an online photo album and share it […]

By Z’Nye McNeil, Alexis Hood and Kyndel Phipps (Contributors) Prepare to walk down the yellow brick road as The Wiz makes its way to Texas Southern University’s Granville Sawyer Auditorium from Oct. 8-10. The musical, directed by Rachel Dickson will feature Trinity Brooks as Dorothy, Trevor Mouton as Tinman, Samuel Jones as Scarecrow, Talbert Williams […]

Facebook appeared to have resolved networking issues that caused the company’s flagship app to be unavailable for more than six hours on Monday. According to monitoring service DownDetector, users of Facebook’s sister applications, Instagram and WhatsApp, reported an increase in account access issues around 11:35 a.m. ET Monday—rendering all three applications inoperable. The company, which […]

Nick Cannon, host of “The Masked Singer” and “Wild ‘N Out,” debuted his daytime talk show this week, featuring celebrity guests and a special surprise for deserving students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS). D’Angelo Colter, President of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas Southern University, joined Cannon and six other undergraduates to […]

By Christina Abay The Southwestern Athletics and Pac-12 conferences recently announced a new basketball educational and scheduling partnership to pioneer an annual home-and-home men’s and women’s basketball series between member institutions. The partnership aims to establish not only a venue for competition, but also a platform for the promotion of anti-racism and social justice. It is expected […]

The vibrant history of the historic Third Ward district is frequently overshadowed by the community’s lingering inequalities— Jack Yates High School is a part of that vibrant thread. The high school, named for Rev John Henry “Jack” Yates, a former slave and minister, has seen a number of graduates fall victim to the community’s systemic […]

Numerous Houston residents believe that Texas legislators intentionally misrepresent critical race theory in order to further polarize the state. Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation restricting how current events and America’s history of racism can be taught in schools. House Bill 3979, dubbed the “critical race theory bill,” is the latest tactic to galvanize […]