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By Kennedi Robinson, Texas Southern University The mighty Ocean of Soul Marching Band, known for its captivating field show performances, precise drills, high knees, and harmonious sound, holds a special place in the heart of Texas Southern University as well as the Third Ward community. The band is a showpiece for the university, while allowing […]

By Breyia Walker, Texas Southern University Referred to as the most prolific activist in the fight against world hunger, late Congressman Mickey Leland stopped at nothing to supply food and healthcare to famished people around the world. Congressman Leland lived and breathed philanthropy and his contributions to society sustain admiration throughout the world. Born in […]

By Lydia Dillard, Texas Southern University As the world continues to grow and display vast technological change, Texas Southern University adapts and prepares its students for the inevitable. The School of Communication has a history of which many people are unaware. In fact, TSU developed the very first public School of Communication in Houston in […]

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 Texas Southern University is home to its very own museum, which showcases artwork and artifacts from Black history. The University Museum resides on campus alongside the Tiger Walk, and the exhibition is open to students and the public. The museum is also home to many of Houston’s local artists. […]

Entrepreneur Marcus Davis is the definition of what it means to be a jack of all trades. As a pillar of his community, he has not only provided authentic Southern cuisine and atmosphere, but he has also been a role model. As a Houstonian, his roots have always been in the Third Ward community and […]

By Breyia Walker, Texas Southern University Break out your trench coats and knitted scarves. The forecast predicts there is going to be “Wend,” and lots of it. Fashion executive Wendy Franklin has manifested her elite experiences in the fashion industry through two concepts — consistency and passion. Her passion for fashion has landed her positions […]

By Chandrelle Lazard, Texas Southern University Like a rose that grows from concrete, Texas Southern University blossomed in the face of adversity. The visionaries of TSU were resilient, steadfast, and dedicated. At the time, TSU Miss Junior Mariah Campbell was undecided about her collegiate intentions. In fact, her high school advisors encouraged her to favor […]

By Kennedi Robinson, Texas Southern University Known for being the founder of the illustrious Wonderland Inc., now known as Beatrice Mayes Institute Charter School, Beatrice Mayes has played a key part in serving generations of students in the South Park/Third Ward area. Her passion for bettering education and investing in children’s lives, especially the less […]

By Maiya Turner, Texas Southern University Houstonian Mollie Taylor Stevenson Jr. comes from a family that is built around Western culture. She has lived a very exciting life filled with a journey of exploration, on and off the range as a rancher, cowgirl and historian. On Nov. 9, 2001, history was made. Stevenson and her […]