HOUSTON- Texas Southern University is excited to announce the formal unveiling of its long-awaited tablebook–”Our Story”–a 150-page publication that tells the rich history of Texas Southern University, as told through the eyes of its 11 presidents. Produced by TSU’s Earl Carl Institute of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, “Our Story” shares the intriguing efforts these individuals initiated to build
By Roy D. Malonson Atticus Finch once stated that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Recently, the Mayor of Phoenix Greg Stanton, attempted to live on a food stamp budget for one week. Stanton was challenged by local activist
By Erica C. Davis HOUSTON- This summer, vitaminwater created “uncapped,” a nationwide concert series dedicated to combining an unexpected mix of the best artists working in hip-hop, electronica and indie rock on the same stage. The eighth concert took place Monday night exclusively for Texas Southern University students, with the unique pairing of Miguel and French Montana. The location of
Hazing allegations silence the Ocean of Soul weeks before Homecoming By: Lisa M. Smith African-American News&Issues College football games and the band go hand in hand. Depending on how you ask, some people attend football games just to hear the band’s performance. Undoubtably, Texas Southern University’s award-winning Ocean of Soul Marching Band has always drawn a crowd. The Ocean of
By: Toni Hickman HOUSTON- It has to be a worldwide understanding that African-Americans are some of the biggest spenders in the world. Estimating about 1.1 trillion dollars in our buying power by 2015 according to the Neilsen report, African Americans will have enough money to be the 16th largest country in the world. Unfortunately, we are not conscious of our
Would specifically harm African-Americans As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is voicing her concerns about what Romney-Ryan Republican win would mean for African-Americans. In an interview with MSNBC, the Houston Democrat said that budget cuts proposed by the Republican ticket would specifically harm African-Americans, singling out proposed GOP cuts to Pell grants, Medicare, unemployment
Cites violations of Voting Rights Act AUSTIN- The United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied preclearance for the Republican-drawn Texas legislative maps. Due to repeated attempts at using the redistricting process to disenfranchise minority voters, the Voting Rights Act requires Texas to have its redistricting plans approved by the federal government. The federal government will not approve
Y ou can no more give what you haven’t learned than you can come back from a place you’ve never been. Thus, I believe that one thing that has proven to be amongst the most damaging things to the Black community is that; a lot of individuals from the Black community are failing to give back and invest into it.
By: Jolanda Jones HOUSTON- [Part 2] After my clients’ arrest, I immediately arranged for bail. As it turned out, the bail bonding company had to wait for the Harris County Jail to get the paperwork together. Finally, before 5pm, the jail got the paperwork together and my clients were released from the very same building that they were arrested in.
By: Jolanda Jones I’m proud to say that the trumped up Criminal Trespass charges against Brother Kofi Taharka, Sister Krystal Sonia and Maria Elena Castellanos were dismissed last Wednesday. In my respectful opinion, the decision to arrest my clients was a political one to keep District Attorney Lykos in a position to win in the republican primary against a right