No Excuses By Any Means

By Ryan Nickerson The ability to travel to the other side of the world doesn’t come often, especially for students who attend an HBCU. That’s why, in the summer, when Adonis Warren received the text: “Do you want to come to Africa?” His first reaction was, “Of course!”. Before he knew it, Warren, along with Marcus Nash, Trey Pope, and with 19 other students from … Continue reading No Excuses By Any Means

TSU Signing Day Welcomes 20 New Athletes

By Teah Johnson On February 6th, 2019, National Signing Day for college football, Texas Southern University completed their roster by adding the final five players to the list. Known for his recruiting ability, head coach, Clarence McKinney, brought a mixture of outstanding athletes, including five Division 1 FBS transfer players, five junior college players, and 10 high school players. “Were excited about the whole class,” … Continue reading TSU Signing Day Welcomes 20 New Athletes

“Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”- Film Review

By Teelia Gooden The opening scene of The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, a newly released documentary on Netflix, shows the legendary artists Smokey Robinson and Dione Warwick smiling with glee as the soulful sounds of Sam Cooke echoe in the background. The expectation from the documentary has proven to be transparent. There were times where the story conflicted itself as it outlined the details … Continue reading “Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”- Film Review

Remembering Late Singer James Ingram

By Terrance Turner During the “In Memoriam” section of the Grammy Awards, the first face pictured was of R&B singer James Ingram, who died on Jan. 29. Ingram, who was 66, had a long history of Grammy recognition. Over the course of his five-decade career, Ingram racked up 14 nominations — and two wins. Born on Feb. 16, 1952 in Akron, Ohio, Ingram came from … Continue reading Remembering Late Singer James Ingram

Cuffing Season: Vrai ou Faux?

By Abreana Smith When you hear the words “cuffing season”, what do you think of? The general masses think of the cold, winter, rain, relationships, having somebody, etc. When I think of cuffing season, I think of short-term relationships, seasonal depression, insecurities, (horrible) coping mechanisms; but most importantly, why the need/want for a relationship. Cuffing season is basically a time period where a person seeks … Continue reading Cuffing Season: Vrai ou Faux?

Gucci and the Commodification of Racism and Black Trauma

By Jasmine Adams A February 7th screenshot of Gucci selling a black sweater that pulls up over the lips has caused a fierce social backlash in America amongst it’s Black citizens. The material around the lips is red and full, closely resembling clowns and awfully close to resembling blackface. Since then, Gucci has pulled the sweater from their online store and has issued an official … Continue reading Gucci and the Commodification of Racism and Black Trauma

$15 Million for TSU’s Front Door

On February 11th, 2019, the City of Houston partnered up with Texas Southern University and Clark Condon Engineering firm to host a town hall meeting to inform residents about the proposed changes to Cleburne Street. Beginning May 2019, the  street will be remodeled from Ennis Street all the way down to Scott Street, in hopes to improve the street’s quality and aesthetic.  These efforts hope … Continue reading $15 Million for TSU’s Front Door

First Football Signing Day Event welcomes 20 student-athletes

By Teah Johnson   On February 6th 2019, National Signing Day, Texas Southern University completed their roster adding the last five players to the list. Known for his recruiting ability head coach, Clarence McKinney, brought a mixture of outstanding athletes, including five Division 1 FBS transfer players, five junior college players, and 10 high school players. “Were excited about the whole class,” said Coach McKinney … Continue reading First Football Signing Day Event welcomes 20 student-athletes