Before I Lay It Down: “The Labor Day Classic Is A HBCU Family Affair…”

“Construction, Texas” otherwise known as Highway 290, was bumper-to-bumper last Sunday as thousands of HBCU cousins headed towards that great metropolis of Prairie View for the 2016 version of the Labor Day Classic. The skies were gray as weather warnings of potential downpours sought to dampen the enthusiasm of these “black college kinfolk” from Texas…

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Unique and Game-Changing Opportunity to Aspiring Lawyers

The Third Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit will be held at Georgia State University College of Law and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. This event is the only national conference in the country designed especially for HBCU students and graduates interested in law school and becoming lawyers.   LSAT Panel Discussion ATLANTA –  The Third Annual National…

Texas Southern students wins first place in International Business Competition

Anthony Collier, a History and Political Science major at Texas Southern University, recently won first place in the International Competition for Entrepreneurs in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Collier, a junior, and his team of four other Texas Southern students – David Funchess, Shanique Brown, Aubrey Conley, and Ashytn Duncan – were recognized for RadBlok, an innovative electromagnetic…

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE AND PRESIDENT OF TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MEET WITH SECRETARY OF EDUCATION JOHN B. KING, JR.

This week in Washington, DC, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Austin A. Lane, President of Texas Southern University, met with Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. to discuss issues important to Texas Southern University and the surrounding community. Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative…

Education, Black Males, and the Need for Good Teachers

By: Chelsea Davis-Bibb, M.Ed. Houston-Education plays an important role when it comes to shaping our future, and it is very important that our youth is educated because our future lies in their hands. On July 10th, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Teacher Quality Retention Program (TQRP) launched in Houston. The 2-week conference convenes over 200…

GREATER WARD A.M.E. CHURCH Historical Marker

  GREATER WARD AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (WARD CHAPEL, A.M.E. CHURCH UNTIL 1972; THEN GREATER WARD CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 1972-2007) IS THE OLDEST CONGREGATION OF ITS KIND IN THE ACRES HOMES COMMUNITY, LOCATED TEN MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN HOUSTON. WARD CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH WAS ORGANIZED IN FEBRUARY 1913 AND NAMED IN HONOR OF BISHOP THOMAS…

You Gotta See This: Prairie View A&M University’s new $61 million Stadium Complex

The first time I stepped foot onto Prairie View A&M’s Blackshear Field was after the Homecoming football game in 1985. The Panthers defeated Bishop College 28-15 that year on their way to a 2-9 record.  Hundreds of jubilant fans then headed towards the “Baby Dome” for a post game concert featuring Frankie Beverly and Maze. …

Michael J. Sorrell, Ed.D

            DALLAS – Within the distance between Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas lies about a 969-mile stretch. However, one young prominent African-American male has become a fortified bridge between the nearly 1,000 mile-journey in midst of the two cities. With maternal roots that extend to Waterproof, Louisiana, located in Tensas Paris; Michael Joseph Sorrell has…