Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants Program, over $18…

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants Program, over $18…

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN – For most Americans, Texas conjures images of gun-toting vaqueros, cowboys wielding six-shooters and epic battles over independence and secession. Gun manufacturers Colt, Mossberg and Magpul call the Lone Star State home, and a concealed carry license grants you a fast-pass into the state Capitol.   CONROE – This year’s Light of Hope Foster…

PVAMU Campus’ Cemetery in Dispute Over Ownership

Campus Cemetery in Dispute [dropcap color=”#8224e3″ font=”0″]A[/dropcap]ll across Waller County, and in fact around the state, sit abandoned cemeteries containing the remains of African-Americans who where denied burial in predominantly White cemeteries. Prairie View A&M College, took up the responsibility for interring the remains of its employees, just as they assumed the tasked of educating…

Protestors will be Prosecuted

By: DeWayne Charleston As thousands of peaceful protestors converged on cities across America demanding criminal justice and grand jury reforms, protestors in Houston converged on the Galleria area. Several hundred local protestors entered the Houston mall two weeks ago, and by all accounts staged peaceful demonstrations as part of the nationwide call to action. However…

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN – David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will present “Black Nativity”on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00p.m. in the Don T. Hayes Theatre at L.B.J. High School. The presentation of the Langston Hughes classes delivers a powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation through the Christmas story. For more information call 512-972-4864.   DALLAS…

Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

AUSTIN – The University of Texas at Austin will offer the course, “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” to undergraduate students next spring. The course will examine Black feminism topics such as “violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression.” The school also offers other race, gender, and sexuality theory courses and student resources such…