Comedian Slink Johnson visits KPRC 2 ahead of Trae Tha Truth’s comedy roast, kicking off weekend festivities in Houston
Comedian and actor Slink Johnson came to Houston to serve as the featured comedian for Trae Tha Truth’s Comedy Roast, kicking off the 2023 “Trae Day” weekend festivities. Johnson stopped by KPRC 2 to discuss the roast and some of his other projects.
Trae Tha Truth charged with assault over fight with rapper Z-Ro in August, documents show
Houston’s hometown hero, activist, rapper and entrepreneur Thompson Fraizer, better known as Trae Tha Truth, has found himself in some trouble after being arrested and charged in connection to a fight that took place back in August, according to court documents.
Trae Tha Truth opens first ‘Truth’s Do Good Closet’ stocked with free clothes, supplies, food for HISD students struggling with homelessness
Houston’s hometown hero Trae Tha Truth is continuing his philanthropic work by partnering with Houston Independent School District to provide free clothes, supplies, and food to students dealing with homelessness.
Houston rapper, activist Trae Tha Truth donates water filters, supplies to families suffering from water crisis in Jackson
Houston’s own, rapper, activist, and humanitarian Trae Tha Truth doesn’t just spring into action when those in his city are in need. Supporters who follow him know if there’s a humanitarian issue going on, he and his crew are working up a plan to help.
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream celebrating first anniversary, looking to hire more people with special needs
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream employs adults with special needs and they’re celebrating a lot of big achievements! The company is hosting a one-year-anniversary Friday at the Katy storefront at 20920 Katy Freeway, Ste, S. They have live music, celebrity guests, and ice cream (obviously). Those with special needs will get free ice cream during the celebration from noon to 9 p.m.
Trae tha Truth In the Studio
Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, Trae tha Truth joins the Houston Life team in the studio. Trae Day 2022 is approaching. It’s expanded to an entire weekend. The weekend celebrates everything great about Houston. Coming up at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2, Trae discusses the weekend events and how you and your family can take part in the fun.
SWEET SCOOP: Katy ice cream shop creates job opportunities for adults with special needs
From classics like vanilla to gourmet flavors like Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip, you can’t go wrong with any of the scoops at Howdy’s Homemade Ice Cream. The cherry on top? Knowing your icy sweet treat supports a really cool cause.
Black Voters Matter ‘Blackest Bus Tour’ makes stop in Houston to encourage voting in Black and Latino communities
HOUSTON – Terrance “TK” Koontz had a mission centered around one question - are you registered to vote? The fliers showcased a concert featuring Houston activist and rapper Trae Tha Truth, barbecue from Burns Original BBQ and a message from The Black Votes Matter “The Blackest Bus in America” tour. The Black Votes Matter - “We Got the Power” campaign stopped in Houston on Tuesday, its fourth city in Texas, as part of a nationwide tour to spread awareness about voting in communities of color. However, Black Votes Matter’s campaign contends that the Republican-backed legislation proposed in Texas is similar to a law passed in Georgia, which is being challenged in federal courts. In October, The Texas Supreme Court ruled that Harris County could not mail out applications for absentee ballots to all of its 2.4 million registered voters.
Houston rapper chased down and shot to death in Midtown, police say
A Houston rapper was killed during a shooting in the Montrose areaHOUSTON – A Houston rapper was chased down and killed during a shooting in Midtown on Monday morning, police said. They said a vehicle following him stopped and two people exited the vehicle and shot him multiple times. Roberson’s business partner said the rapper will be remembered for playing basketball overseas in Colombia and being a community activist. Houston rapper and community activist Trae Tha Truth posted a picture of Roberson on his Instagram page, saying the rapper didn’t deserve what happened to him. AdAnyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Beyoncé, Trae tha Truth pay tribute to 13-year-old girl that fought brain cancer optimistically
Lyric “Yhung” Chanel stole the hearts of thousands of people for her strength and resilience during her years-long battle with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma. HOUSTON – Lyric “Yhung” Chanel stole the hearts of thousands of people for her strength and resilience during her years-long battle with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma. After Lyric died on Friday, Houston’s own Beyoncé and Trae tha Truth shared emotional tributes to the 13-year-old Instagram sensation, who reached over 240,000 followers. Beyoncé released a cappella medley of her hit songs “Brown Skin Girl,” “Halo” and “Love on Top,” along with an emotional video montage in celebration of Lyric’s life. Lyric also developed a close relationship with Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth, who became a significant figure in her life.
Trae tha Truth donating $10,000 worth of holiday shopping sprees
HOUSTON – One of our favorite hometown heroes is giving back once again during the holiday season. Houston rapper and activist Trae Tha Truth is surprising a few families in need with $10,000 worth of shopping sprees to Academy Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.Trae recently gave away 100 Christmas trees in honor of the holiday spirit. He also gave away over 100 turkeys and chickens along with sides for Thanksgiving. The rapper is widely known for philanthropic efforts.
Houston’s Trae Tha Truth partners with Turkey Leg Hut to help feed more than 100 families in need
HOUSTON – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth and his Relief Gang partnered with the Turkey Leg Hut to help feed more than 100 families in need Monday evening in a private dinner to help celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. I always, I’m that type of person who always tried to help out. So, having them give back to the community as much as they do, it’s such a blessing for everyone, especially during these times,” she said. Community leaders, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, were also on hand. The Relief Gang is also planning to give away 200 jackets and hats to families in need this weekend.
‘Say Their Names’ Traveling Memorial open to the public
HOUSTON – A traveling memorial honoring more than 200 Black Americans from Martin Luther King Jr. to George Floyd opened to the public on Tuesday morning in Emancipation Park. Kylon Ratcliff visited the memorial on Tuesday morning and said it was difficult to see the names and images. “It is something that was necessary and it’s something that reminds me there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Ratcliff. Oceil White said that she hopes other Houstonians will come to the memorial and take time to reflect. Houston rapper, activist and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth led the effort to bring the “Say Their Names” exhibit to his hometown, which was set up and unveiled Monday evening at Emancipation Park.
Activist Trae Tha Truth, Mayor Turner help unveil ‘Say Their Names’ traveling memorial exhibit honoring Black lives lost
HOUSTON – A traveling memorial honoring more than 200 Black Americans from Martin Luther King Jr. to George Floyd arrived in Houston on Monday. Houston rapper, activist and philanthropist Trae The Truth led the effort to bring the “Say Their Names” exhibit to his hometown, which was set up and unveiled Monday evening at Emancipation Park. “What we’re doing with things like this, we’ll be able to spark a whole new wave of helping people understand why we say their names across the world,” Trae The Truth said. The exhibition began in Portland, Oregon, on Juneteenth 2020, established by the group “Say Their Names Memorial.” The exhibit has traveled to 25 cities so far, most recently in Dallas. The memorial will be open from Tuesday through October 13, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.For more information, go to www.saytheirnamesmemorials.com.
VIDEO: Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth helps Pearland residents impacted by Tropical Depression Beta flooding
HOUSTON – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth is helping neighbors in Pearland whose homes were affected by high water during Tropical Depression Beta. KPRC 2′s Sofia Ojeda shared video of the performer going into a one-story home in the neighborhood in a yellow slicker and waders. @TRAEABN TraeThaTruth helping neighbors in Pearland whose homes are affected by high water. He gave Mr. Roy Luke a ride... Posted by KPRC2 Sofia Ojeda on Tuesday, September 22, 2020The rapper, whose real name is Frazier Othel Thompson III, is known for his efforts to help others. His Relief Gang recently recently helped Hurricane Laura victims in Louisiana.
Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth’s Relief Gang headed to Louisiana to help Hurricane Laura victims
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth and his Relief Gang are headed to Lake Charles, Louisiana, Friday to assist those in need after Hurricane Laura. “Meet us at Buccee’s in Baytown tomorrow (8/28) at 9am,” he wrote. Thompson has contributed to many efforts recently, including those focused on social injustices. The rapper has been protesting and organizing events centered around justice for Kentucky woman and shooting victim Breonna Taylor and Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.
Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth raises $30K for Vanessa Guillens family
HOUSTON Houston rapper and activist Trae Tha Truth raised $30,000 for slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillens family ahead of her funeral set for this weekend. Trae, whose real name is Frazier Othel Thompson III, said he wanted to help the family during their time of mourning. Thompson met with the Guillen family Wednesday and surprised them with a check. After months of searching, her remains were found in a shallow grave near the Leon River near Fort Hood in late June. Guillens family and supporters have pushed for an independent investigation of the base and for reforms to the process of reporting sexual abuse and harassment in the military.
Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth is selling shirts, masks to raise funds for Vanessa Guillens family
HOUSTON Houston Rapper Trae Tha Truth is working to help the family of slain Fort Hood soldier and Houston-native Vanessa Guillen, by selling shirts and masks. All proceeds from the rappers Mexican-themed ABN clothing will go towards assisting and supporting Guillens family. The rapper previewed the shirts on his Instagram while standing in front of a mural of Vanessa Guillen in Houston. If you would like to support or donate, click here.
Hundreds attend Houston rapper and activist Trae Tha Truths Ride for Justice on Juneteenth
HOUSTON Houston rapper and activist Trae Tha Truth organized a Ride for Justice in Houston on Juneteenth Friday that brought out hundreds of people. The cars drew a crowd to 300 Emancipation Avenue but it was the organizers who drove home the message. Right is right and wrong is wrong and there is a lot of people that havent had justice that we need to stand up for, said Trae Tha Truth. He said that the peace ride is a way to remember the victims and bring the community together. Organizers estimate more than 200 people were in attendance for the ride.
Trae tha Truth holds voter registration rally in Houston
HOUSTON Rapper and activist Trae tha Truth is holding a rally Thursday in Houston in order to help people get registered to vote. The drive-thru registration event is being held until 5 p.m. at the Houston Community Colleges Central Campus parking lot on Fannin Street. A lot of people are asking what is next and what is the next steps after the situation with George Floyd, Trae tha Truth said. We did the protests and we did the march but it doesnt stop there.He said that voting should be the next step for anyone who is calling for change. If we want to change the way things are going we have to step up," he said.
Trae Tha Truth, locals push to drop charges against peaceful protesters
HOUSTON During protests sparked by George Floyds death, hundreds of protesters were arrested in Houston. Now, there is a local push to have the charges against peaceful protesters dropped, which is something that has already happened in other big cities. Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth said he wants to help dozens of peaceful protestors arrested and charged last week. She said if Dallas can drop hundreds of cases against peaceful protesters, so can Houston. We welcome any additional evidence from the public.They are currently in the process of reviewing hundreds of cases.
VIDEO: Peaceful protests, passionate speeches and prayers mark Houston’s 3rd day of seeking justice for George Floyd
Many are demanding justice for the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo walks arm-in-arm with a woman during a rally for George Floyd. 📷 Mark Felix / AFP pic.twitter.com/enUIwuBHTh — NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2020#Houston police chief Art Acevedo (white mask) took part in and spoke at today's peaceful protests. Brazoria County NAACP hosted a Justice 4 George Floyd healing prayer at the Shadow Creek Sports Complex in Pearland. Justice 4 George Floyd vigil LIVE: Community members host Justice 4 George Floyd prayer vigil in Pearland https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/31/blog-mayor-sylvester-turner-and-hpd-chief-art-acevedo-speak-local-pull-up-and-praise-event/ Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, May 31, 2020Houstonians also gathered Sunday at Cuney Homes in the Third Ward to pray for the family of George Floyd.
Trae tha Truth, Bun B, Mayor Turner and George Floyd’s family plan to march from Discovery Green Tuesday
HOUSTON – Rappers Trae tha Truth and Bun B announced a march Tuesday with the family of George Floyd in Houston. We will do it right for the homie,” Bun B wrote on his Instagram Sunday. We want to honor Mr. Floyd’s memory in a respectful way.#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/Db9WwTlRni — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 1, 2020Trae tha Truth said the goal is to make this biggest march ever. Bun B is demanding action. “We just want to stand as unified front right now and send a message to the world of how Houston, Texas gets down,” said Bun B.