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By: Erin Slaughter On April 25, Texas Southern University (TSU) announced James Crawford III, a distinguished serviceman and trusted advisor to world leaders, as the sole finalist for its presidency, marking a pivotal moment in the university’s journey toward a new era of leadership. Following the announcement, Crawford, a retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral with […]

Written by: KTSU2 Reporter Erin Slaughter She walked from one end of the Texas Southern University (TSU) campus to the other, a path she had taken countless times. This time, the exhausting stroll offered her a moment for reflection.  As she reflected on her journey, she recalled pivotal moments that shaped her path, from earning […]

By Erin Slaughter, KTSU2 Reporter In the back office of the Earl Carl Institute, on the Texas Southern University (TSU) campus, Director Sarah Guidry’s unwavering faith and divine calling as a guardian of justice guide her relentless pursuit of fairness and truth. The Earl Carl Institute is an independent organization dedicated to empowering underserved populations […]

On March 4, 1960, several students from Texas Southern University held the first sit-in in Houston at a Weingarten’s grocery store lunch counter, which ultimately played a role in ending segregation across the city.

Texas’ first Black ski club is breaking barriers in the Lone Star state and beyond.

By: Karina Hollingsworth It was a sunny, cool day at Clear Lake Park with a light breeze that quickly came and went. The breeze allowed the fishing line to freely float in the peaceful water while awaiting the first bite of the day. “It’s relaxing.” Wanda Franklin said. This is the kind of day Willard […]

One night in August 1973, an artist named DJ Kool Herc set down two vinyl disks, scratching them in a way that sounded unusual at the time. He could not have guessed what impact that one moment would ultimately have on music.  Since then, other artists from around the world have pushed the boundaries of […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones entered a room filled with eager reporters and students alike; notebooks titled ‘Center for Journalism and Democracy’ topped tables as attendees acted as witnesses and record keepers to the history being made. This was the beginning of the Democracy Summit in Washington, D.C.  In the inaugural opening of The Center for Journalism and […]

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 […]

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, […]