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By: Karina Hollingsworth It was a special day for 10-year-old Melinda Moreno. The brain cancer survivor from Bellaire, Texas was confined to her home during the COVID-19 pandemic due to her compromised immune system. Within the walls of her home is where she discovered her love of art. Moreno yearned for art lessons and she […]

By KTSU2News Service By KTSU2News Service Community and city leaders attended the unveiling of a new mural of George Floyd, which was held at LaBurgers and Daiquiris in Third Ward Sunday. The mural was created by Israel Rodriguez @ir_artwork.   Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020.  His death led 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 […]

By KTSU2News Service Texas Southern University President Lesia Crumpton-Young told students Wednesday during a “Listening Tour” that she will have an open door policy. More than 100 students attended the event in the Tiger Room. Dr. Crumpton-Young started her tenure as TSU’s President in July. Dr. Crumpton-Young has more than two decades of experience in […]

By: Karina Hollingsworth Tigers show they care by masking up for the Fall 2021 semester. Texas Southern University administrators were busy this past week mapping out a plan to keep students safe as positive cases of the COVID-19 delta variant are on the rise in Harris County. It was announced Thursday that all students, faculty, […]

By: Karina Hollingsworth Think twice before you get in the ring with TSU Boxing Club’s Brandon Blackwell. Weighing in at a sturdy 201 pounds the boxer is known for his height, long arm reach and the power in his punch. The power behind Blackwell’s punch was heavily felt at the Heroes Back to School Bash […]

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 […]

By: Karina Hollingsworth Texas Southern University’s Children’s Theatre Camp ended with a performance of Aesop’s Fables. The musical started off with a performance of Androcles and the Lion, followed by The Old Woman and the Doctor, and it ended with The Tortoise and the Hare. Under the guidance of Professor of Theatre Dr. Dianne Jemison-Pollard, […]

By: Karina Hollingsworth Black Men Feed Houston is working to end hunger one bag at a time at the Texas Southern University Catholic Newman Center. Eight Black leaders from HBCU’s united to feed the homeless in downtown Houston Saturday. The leaders created care packages including sandwiches, deodorant and other personal hygiene products. “The purpose of […]

By: Karina Hollingsworth Texas Southern University’s Tiger Market provides students with resources for academic, personal, and social services. “The purpose of the Tiger Market is to serve as a resource for students” Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Coordinator Shareen Nicholson said. “We provide food, professional attire, and resources for students who may need a little bit […]