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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— 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 […]

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 […]

Houston, TX— Houstonians turned out in force to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with two parades honoring the Civil Rights icon on January 17. This year marked the 43rd anniversary of the Houston Black Heritage Society’s Original Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, which was forced to go virtual the previous year due to the COVID-19 […]

Houston, TX— Even through a Zoom video chat, senior Mariah Campbell exudes an air of poise and assurance in her movements and speech. The conversation touched on a variety of subjects, with some poignant moments relating to her life inspirations, the daily obstacles faced by young Black women, and what motivates her to continue reaching […]

Houston, Texas— Megan Thee Stallion added another title to her stage persona as she graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration on Dec. 11 as a member of the 2021 winter graduating class. To commemorate Megan’s approaching graduation, Twitter Music has launched a new set of emojis with the […]

As the students of Texas Southern University continue to hurry around a newly reopened campus, a small group of women stay nestled away in Room 110 of the Spurgeon E. Grey Hall, fighting a silent battle.  Since September of this year, a collective of women have gone into overtime, working throughout the day to monitor […]