‘I GRADUATED FROM TSU!!’ Megan Thee Stallion stops by Texas Southern University; Here’s how she pulled off the surprise
The Houston hottie herself came back home this week to surprise recipients of the Flamin’ Hot scholarship fund at her alma mater, Texas Southern University. KPRC 2 Moriah Ballard has the recap
PepsiCo is donating $50K to Prairie View A&M University during the college’s homecoming this Saturday: Here’s why
This week, Prairie View A&M University is celebrating educational excellence amongst alumni and current students, but the university is also receiving a big gift to address a critical need amongst institutions of higher learning across the nation.
Texas Southern University Cheer wins national title, becomes first HBCU to do so🐯📣
Texas Southern University’s cheer squad made history this past weekend by becoming the first historically Black college to win a national title at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College National Championship.
Travis Scott brings stars out to raise money for HBCU Baseball Classic
Houston rapper Travis Scott has recently teamed up with the Houston Astros on various charity events, including the Cactus Jack Classic. Scott’s foundation along with the Astros brought six HBCU baseball teams to play at Minute Maid Park over the weekend.
Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M to celebrate homecoming this weekend. Your guide to the HBCU experience
It’s homecoming season for most historically Black colleges and universities across the nation, and many are making plans to travel to their beloved alma maters to celebrate culture, tradition, and educational excellence (if they haven’t already).
Texas Southern University hosting ASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour this week
Texas Southern University is hosting the NASA “HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour” from Sept. 13-15, which will give the university and its students access to internship opportunities and provide faculty and staff with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and research-focused partnership opportunities.
Prairie View A&M’s Marching Storm band gets attention of singer Tems with rendition of popular hit ‘Free Mind’
Prairie View A&M University’s iconic Marching Storm Band wowed the crowd with their performance at the 2022 Pepsi National Battle of the Bands competition this past weekend and also got the attention of Grammy-nominated singer Tems.
‘College Hill: Celebrity Edition’ cast members Slim Thug, Nene Leaks, Lamar Odom and more attend Texas Southern University for HBCU experience
Celebrities Nene Leakes, Slim Thug, Ray J, Lamar Odom, Big Freedia, Stacey Dash, DreamDoll, and India Love took on the challenge of higher education while being welcomed into Tiger nation and getting a taste of what it’s like to attend historically Black college Texas Southern University.
TSU’s flight program preparing students for aviation industry; student pilots encouraging others by sharing their story
From the classroom to the airport runway, students at Texas Southern University are exploring the skies and becoming one step closer to becoming a pilot for a major airline company.
‘Game-changer’: Black colleges poised for major tech funding boost under Biden bill
Administrators at historically Black colleges are eagerly awaiting passage of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, with hopes that the bill’s record funding for HBCUs could put the schools on a path to compete with top-tier research universities specializing in science and technology.
Prairie View A&M University golf program receives $40,000 boost from PGA Tour star
To help alleviate some of that expense for diverse communities, rising PGA Tour star Cameron Champ donated $40,000 to the Prairie View A&M University golf program. Champ played college golf at Texas A&M and is one of the few black golfers on the PGA Tour. He was tasked with bringing the Prairie View A&M golf team back to prominence after a near 40-year conference championship drought. “I want to be the first myself.”COVID-19 holdJennings has a young team, and many of his golfers have yet to see college competition due to COVID-19 cancellations. Jennings said there’s a lot of work to do with his young team, while Latham believes the Panthers have the talent to place well in the SWAC.
Texas Southern University’s debate team to perform during virtual inauguration event Tuesday
HOUSTON – The Texas Southern University debate team will be among several groups from historically black colleges participating in a virtual inauguration Tuesday. We are honored to announce that Texas Southern University’s Debate Team is one of the select groups to virtually participate in the historic inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris. “To have the opportunity to participate in such a historic event makes us all TSU Debate Team proud,” Dr. Batiste-Roberts said. I’m not only representing myself, but my team, Texas Southern University, and all HBCUs. “We are filled with pride and anticipation to see the Texas Southern University Debate Team in the national spotlight for this historic moment.
Houston rapper Travis Scott offers to pay tuition for 5 HBCU students on Twitter
HOUSTON – Rapper Travis Scott was in a charitable mood Wednesday night as he offered to pay the tuition of five students that currently attend historically black colleges and universities. THAT ATTENDS AN HBCU https://t.co/5eQ6YXQMc5 — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 7, 2020Scott said he plans to cover tuition for the students' first semesters. Wild — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 7, 2020The rapper even announced two of the five selectees on the social media platform. https://t.co/t2Hrvqz5Cw — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 7, 2020My mom always wanted me to go here.!!!! https://t.co/VwWwr0SswO — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 7, 2020This is sure to be a gift they’ll never forget because, after all, a college education can be expensive.
Prairie View A&M University president gifts Fifth Ward non-profit with $100,000 donation
HOUSTON – The president of Prairie View A&M University, Dr. Ruth Simmons, has gifted the Fifth Ward community with a major boost in an effort to help a non-profit founded 77 years ago. Simmons presented the Julia C. Hester House, a long-standing community center in the Fifth Ward area, a donation in the amount of $100,000 on Saturday. Simmons said the gift will help the organization continue to serve residents with a variety of programs, including child development, education, community swim classes, senior services and meal distributions. “My siblings and I owe a great deal to Julia C. Hester House," Simmons said. “We were both surprised and elated with gratitude when we received the news of this thoughtful donation.
Netflix CEO donates $120 million to black colleges in an effort to reverse generations of inequity
The CEO of Netflix says he will donate $120 million to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), calling the gift "an investment in America's future." "We hope this additional $120 million donation will help more black students follow their dreams." They called on others to also support these institutions to help "reverse generations of inequity in our country." He urged people to watch a TED Talk from Dr. Phil Goff, who "works police departments to help public safety be more equitable and less deadly," according to TED Talks. Earlier this week, Netflix said it will donate $5 million "to organizations dedicated to creating opportunities for black creators, black youth and black-owned businesses, including Ghetto Film School, Black Public Media and Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp," Variety reported.
Hundreds gather for memorial service for respected TSU debate coach Dr. Thomas Freeman who died at 100
HOUSTON Texas Southern University and the Houston community gathered Tuesday to pay tribute and say their goodbyes to the educational icon, Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, who died on June 6. Hundreds gathered for the public visitation and memorial service held Tuesday morning at the Health and Physical Education Arena on the campus of TSU. Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman. pic.twitter.com/F2u8HPaQwf Texas Southern University (@TexasSouthern) June 16, 2020In Freemans honor, TSU created the Dr. Thomas F. Freeman Memorial Fund with the purpose of advancing the TSU Debate Team program. Freeman started his career at TSU in 1949, founding the schools legendary debate team and its weekend college program.