By Tasha Poullard – TSU Herald News Editor | Opinions Contributor The “Police Are at War” Mentality It has become common place to now see images of local police wearing military helmets and masks, carrying high-powered assault rifles and riding in mine-resistant armored vehicles. For me personally, it’s both scary and unnerving when I witness officers who’re heavily armed providing normalized police services, while creating … Continue reading 1033 program: The “Killology” of Warrior Cops in the 21st Century
By Tasha Poullard – TSU Herald News Editor | Opinions Contributor Almost everyone I know has seen video footage – countless hours upon end that feature unarmed Black men being gunned down in the streets by law enforcement. We just recently witnessed the trial of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger who was found guilty of shooting and killing Botham Jean (26) in his own … Continue reading The Other Side of the Story – The Untold Truths of Cameron Brewer
Mariah Campbell, Jaya Gafford, and Katriel Pickett Contributing Writers With the third Democratic debate vastly approaching, the 2020 presidential election has generated buzz across the nation as millennials interject their opinions into a social media pool of political conversation. All of the political “Twitter beef” has caused some division amongst this new generation of voters. In speaking with local college students, many claim that they want … Continue reading Does your scroll affect the poll?
Isaiah Robinson, Cory Cyriaque, Akilah Gray-Brooks Contributing Writers With the recent mass shootings, particularly in Texas, many in the university community want the candidates to put politics aside and focus on humanity and safety. The ten candidates who will be participating in the ABC News sponsored debate will be Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, … Continue reading Some say gun violence should be a debate topic
Za’Niya Miles Contributing Writer Texas Southern University has created the Bahamas Hurricane Student Fund to aid those who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas for nearly two days; torrential winds and rain whipped up 12 to 18 foot storm surges, as reported by the National Hurricane Center. The category 5 hurricane, which battered the Aboca Islands and Grand Bahamas … Continue reading Texas Southern University lends a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Dorian
In the Texas Southern University alma mater, there is a popular phrase that goes “All roads lead to Texas Southern.” That phrase couldn’t be truer than it will be on September 12. For those who are not aware, the ABC News Democratic Primary Debate will take place on Thursday, Sept.12 at the Health and Physical Education Arena (H&PE). Students and faculty who received tickets to … Continue reading All roads lead to TSU for third Democratic primary debate
Written by Ryan Nickerson, Managing Editor When asked about how she would address voters who may be interested in voting for a woman president but may vote for a male candidate out of fear, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren rolled up her sleeves and said: “Here’s how I see it”. Then an audience member shouted, “Tell us how you see it!” and the forum erupted in … Continue reading TSU hosts first presidential forum with She The People
As a graduate of an HBCU, Senator Kamala Harris (D- California) returns to her roots as she rallied a group of around twenty-four hundred people, dancing with excitement and anticipation for the presidential hopeful to take the stage. Delivered here at Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest and oldest historically black colleges, Harris spoke about the importance of trust, truth, and unveiled a … Continue reading Kamala Harris feels at home in Harris County