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Texas Southern University Enters the National Spotlight as Home of September’s Democratic Primary Debate

Texas Southern University enters the national spotlight as the home of the Democratic Party’s third primary debate on September 12th and 13th, as announced on Sunday, July 21st during ABC’s Sunday morning show “This Week.” According to Dr. Austin Lane, President of the second largest and most diverse HBCU in […]

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A New Initiative Takes Up Residence at Texas Southern University

For many years, Texas Southern University has been in the forefront of providing positive academic energy to students from all walks of life. In doing so, students who graduated from the University have excelled in their chosen professions. The blueprint for excellence TSU provides resides in the accomplishments of Michael […]

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Celebrating February As Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson was a multi-faceted educator/historian and is best-known as the author of the book “The Miseducation of the Negro” published in 1933. He was born in 1875 in Buckingham County, Virginia; however, what is seldom mentioned is his being the originator “Black History Month.” Being the first-generation son of a former […]

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Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner Decides On One MLK Parade

Sheldon T. Nunn – For more than twenty years, The City of Houston has celebrated the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King with two yearly MLK parades. The City’s as well as America’s first parade was organized in 1978 by Ovide Ducantell and the Black Heritage […]

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Chucho Valdes

Chucho Valdes Provides A Latin Jazz Perspective Like No Other

Sheldon T. Nunn – Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, whose stage name is Chucho Valdés, was born October 9, 1941 in Quivican, Cuba. As a pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career has spanned more than 50 years is a former member of the Orquesta Cubana Musica Modema. In 1973 he formed the […]

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