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By Lydia Dillard Millions of viewers responded to the first 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden with disappointment. As the debate started to trend on Twitter, viewers expressed their opinions on the etiquette of the two nominees. It’s no surprise that President Trump and former Vice President Biden have […]

   By Janaya Britton My name is Janaya–with a Southern “juh-” , a charismatic “-nye” and a peaceful “-yuh” . My name emerged from my grandmother’s dream of a young Black girl preaching whose name was either Janai or Janaya. The origin is Hebrew and it means “God has answered” or “God’s gracious gift”. This […]

By: Januel Burton HOUSTON — Many Houstonians showed their way of honoring the many African-Americans who’ve lost their lives to police brutality by painting murals across the city. The artists who painted the murals wanted to keep the legacy of people like George Floyd alive. At the corner of La Branch St. and Alabama St, […]

By: Maiya Turner (Maiya Turner wrote this story on July 15, the day of the Instagram live discussion) HOUSTON – Andrew Rodriguez never imagined that he would be leading a protest to bring awareness about a 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier who was brutally murdered, dismembered and buried on a river bank 20 miles east of […]

By: Isaiah Robinson HOUSTON—Even though the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Houston, Texas was March 4, 2020, one student from Texas Southern University revealed that he suffered from a mild case of COVID-19 for a month in December 2019 and didn’t know it. Kameron Traylor, 21-year-old broadcast journalism major from Houston Texas, felt […]

By: Isaiah Robinson HOUSTON—Texas Southern University Student Government Association President and her cabinet are working diligently to be a light in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as they not only plan, but also plant seeds of hope and positivity to harvest a stellar year for returning students. Khaniya Burley, TSU’s 73rd SGA President, said there […]

Legendary Texas Southern University debate coach Dr. Thomas F. Freeman spoke at the 19th Annual Barbara Jordan Lecture Series “The Pursuit of Excellence in the Forensic Arts” on Feb. 12, 2020; it would be one of his last speeches before transitioning on June 6, 2020.

By KTSU2News Wire Over 1,000 people streamed into Hermann Square at Houston city hall for a candle light vigil for #VanessaGuillen, a soldier stationed at Fort Hood who was brutally murdered. The crowd marched from Discovery Green to city hall on July 4 demanding the military be more forthright about what happened to Guillen who […]

CHICAGO — On CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago’s economy can’t reopen until there’s more widespread testing and decried the disproportionate number of African American deaths from coronavirus, saying the disease is “devastating our community.” Nearly 70% of the city’s COVID-19 deaths have been African Americans, who make up only about […]

Photo via Forward Times By: Isaiah Robinson HOUSTON—As she walked on stage, her mocha smooth skin began to illuminate off the stage lighting, the audience instantly gazed at her. The radiation of her light was as of a single lit candle in a dark room.  As she began to perform, she commanded and hunted the […]