Education

New Tiger Transfer Hub Adds Transparency, Simplicity to Transfer Process

HOUSTON (November 13, 2019) – Students in Texas and beyond who are interested in transferring to Texas Southern University have gained a valuable new tool that makes the process more transparent and easier to navigate. Last week, the university unveiled the Tiger Transfer Hub, which provides potential Tigers with a set of tools they can

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HISD’s Parent University to focus on keeping students safe while online

Workshop on being a plugged-in parent scheduled for Nov. 19 WHAT: The November Parent University workshops, hosted by four Houston Independent School District campuses, will provide participants with practical lessons and insights for keeping their children safe in the digital age. The workshops will address issues such as parental involvement in their child’s online activities,

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Thirston Named Director of Sports Information at Prairie View A & M University

PRAIRIE VIEW – Prairie View A&M University Interim Athletics Director Alicia Pete removed the interim tag from La Tonia Thirston, promoting her to the new Director of Sports Information. “Ms. Thirston has become one of the most respected and dependable assets within our athletics department,” Pete said. “She’s been an integral part of our teams

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Dr. Shantay Grays Appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Services

HOUSTON – Houston Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce Dr. Shantay Grays has assumed the role of Vice Chancellor Student Services. Dr. Grays has been serving in the interim position for this role for the past year and all the while maintained a strong operational focus and continued the transformation of student services. “I

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Child Abuse

By David Allen, Drew Academy Do the Write Thing Challenge Thousands of people are abused every day. Child abuse is a form of abuse that can take a toll on anyone. Child abuse can happen anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Abuse is wrong and needs to be stopped. The effects from different forms of child abuse

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National Diversity Council, Former US Attorney General Eric Holder to Honor HCC’s E. Ashley Smith and Y. Nicole Montgomery

HOUSTON – The National Diversity Council will host a Top 50 General Counsel dinner featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for Legal Diversity Week. Houston Community College (HCC) General Counsel E. Ashley Smith and Deputy General Counsel Y. Nicole Montgomery were recognized in Houston at the Marriott Marquis. E. Ashley Smith graduated from Lamar

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Ohio Marketing Executive Appointed to FAMU Board of Trustees

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced alumna and marketing executive Kristin Harper has been appointed to serve on the FAMU Board of Trustees. During its October 30, Board meeting, the Florida Board of Governors appointed Harper, global vice president of Cardinal Health Inc., which is based in Dublin, Ohio, and reappointed Trustee Nicole Washington to the

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What’s New in HISD?

By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Last week, African-American News & Issues was privileged to sit down with the first African-American female to serve as Interim Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District, Dr. Grenita Lathan. Publisher Roy Douglas Malonson immediately begin in on the “Good Doctor”. “Give it to us straight – what’s going

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Broken Chains ADG Annual Scholarship Gala

Photo Credit Provost Studios HOUSTON – The Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) recently held its annual Scholarship Gala at the National Buffalo Soldier’s Museum. Demetrus Johnson served as the Master of Ceremony. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bennie Lambert, affectionally known as Dr. Yes, is the current Vice President at Lone Star College. As a

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Lone Star College-East Aldine Center marked its opening with a Building Dedication and Open House

Photo credit: Lone Star College Houston-Recently, Lone Star College-North Harris commemorated the opening of a center in the East Aldine community with a building dedication. Lone Star College-East Aldine Center’s building dedication began with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by an open house. Public officials and community leaders joined Lone Star College representatives to recognize

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