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
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
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
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?
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
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