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TSU and MSU: HBCUs shine at the Monterey Jazz Festival

By Jayhlin Rodgers Texas Southern University joined Morgan State University Thursday, Sept. 22 in an all-expenses paid trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) in Monterey, California. TSU’s Jazz Ensemble, University Choir, and Journalism department have taken flight to Monterey, along with 20 other jazz and choir students from Morgan State University, to perform at […]

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An epidemic inside a pandemic

Houston, TX— There has been a significant surge in mental health incidents and cognizance, especially among a younger demographic that has candidly shared emotional issues on various social media platforms since the epidemic started. According to a 2022 World Health Organization research brief, the growing number of Covid-19 cases, the contentious Trump administration, and restrictions […]

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Megan Thee Stallion makes one Houston teen’s dream a reality

Houston, TX— Women in hip-hop have had an unprecedented run over the last few years, with the debut of numerous new artists breaking new ground, most notably the Houston Hottie— Megan Pete. Megan Thee Stallion, as her stage name is most often known, rose to notoriety after recordings of her freestyling became popular on several […]

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Photographer’s work captures the soul of Houston’s Black community

By: Isaiah Robinson Houston, TX— Sometimes, a picture without color can tell you a thousand words, but a portrait of a man, woman, or child of color with no color can tell a million.   Looking at a photo of four Black children playing on the concrete playground of their urban enclave, one man with […]

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Freedmen’s Town’s history is buried deep in its roots

By: Karina Hollingsworth Houston, TX— Southwest of Downtown Houston is a close-knit region brimming with African-American heritage. No, the community is not filled with tall statues or mile-long monuments. Instead, the neighborhood has other artifacts like the African American Library at the Gregory School. The library’s building was previously a school for African American children, […]

By Jayhlin Rodgers Texas Southern University joined Morgan State University Thursday, Sept. 22 in an all-expenses paid trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) in Monterey, California. TSU’s Jazz Ensemble, University Choir, and Journalism department have taken flight to Monterey, along with 20 other jazz and choir students from Morgan State University, to perform at […]

On Sunday, Aug. 21st, music Executive and CEO of Wreckshop Records & ASAP Bail Bonds, Derrick Dixon, partnered with Houston rappers, Erica Banks, Kirko Bangz, and DJ XO to take 3 students on a back-to-school shopping spree in The Galleria Mall. The 4th annual back-to-school shopping spree experience kicked off in June when Dixon and […]

Houston, TX— There has been a significant surge in mental health incidents and cognizance, especially among a younger demographic that has candidly shared emotional issues on various social media platforms since the epidemic started. According to a 2022 World Health Organization research brief, the growing number of Covid-19 cases, the contentious Trump administration, and restrictions […]

Houston, TX— He spoke with remarkable assurance, composure, and conviction as he reflected on pivotal moments, character-building challenges, and life lessons that formed him into today’s man. On one occasion, the session turned more conversational as senior Montgomery Morris expressed his parents’ philosophy of challenging society’s views of what it means to be a student-athlete throughout […]

Houston, TX— Women in hip-hop have had an unprecedented run over the last few years, with the debut of numerous new artists breaking new ground, most notably the Houston Hottie— Megan Pete. Megan Thee Stallion, as her stage name is most often known, rose to notoriety after recordings of her freestyling became popular on several […]

By: Isaiah Robinson Houston, TX— Sometimes, a picture without color can tell you a thousand words, but a portrait of a man, woman, or child of color with no color can tell a million.   Looking at a photo of four Black children playing on the concrete playground of their urban enclave, one man with […]

Houston, TX— The delectable, flavorful dishes that are a staple of traditional soul food have been accepted as a thing of the past by most vegans as part of their transition to a more suitable lifestyle.  For many Houstonians who helped celebrate The Breakfast Klub’s 20th anniversary in the city, the prospect of a vegan […]

By: Karina Hollingsworth Houston, TX— Southwest of Downtown Houston is a close-knit region brimming with African-American heritage. No, the community is not filled with tall statues or mile-long monuments. Instead, the neighborhood has other artifacts like the African American Library at the Gregory School. The library’s building was previously a school for African American children, […]

Houston, TX— Texas Southern University Student Government Association representatives were united in opposition to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s visit to the university on Tuesday, Feb. 22, despite the Republican leader’s assertion that he was there to assist the university during a meeting with the school’s new President and hand-selected students. In a letter posted Monday ahead […]

Houston, TX— Wearing a monochromatic ensemble, the seasoned storyteller quips that he has received all three of his vaccination shots before removing his mask to admire the renovations at his old stomping ground.  When Napoleon Johnson began his storied career at KPRC in 1971, he was the fourth African American television broadcast journalist in Houston—providing […]