• Black History & The Education Of Hidden Figures

    Feb 3, 2017, 8:15 a.m.

    At schools across the country, the vibrancy of February is all the same. There are the morning announcements, with school wide events announced; birthdays lauded, teachers and school teams having imaginary flowers thrown on their name. Then comes the obligatory read out of a Black History Month figure. Some students roll their eyes of boredom, others, too disinterested to care. Yet there is one student, his or her ears perked up, waiting to feed into someone new. They’re anticipating a new fact, a new lesson, a new hero to look upon.
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  • Oscars 2017: A Record Breaking Six Black Actors Nominated

    Jan 27, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

    After much backlash, it seems the Oscars have finally got a touch of melanin. This year’s Oscars list has a record breaking six African Americans nominees in dominant categories. Plus, three movies are up for Best Picture. The Oscars have gone from #OscarsSoWhite to #OscarsSoBlack.
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  • Houston, Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Jan 20, 2017, 7 a.m.

    Houston is less than 20 days away from hosting the biggest annual sports event of the year. Ever since the bid was won in 2013, Houston has undergone a makeover with the construction of new hotels, improvements to our streets, and clean ups to beautify the city limits. Collaborations between various entities have met to ensure the safety and protection of the hundreds expected to crawl all over Houston during the 10 days of Super Bowl LI. Everything is falling into place making Houston ready for some football.
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  • A President Named Barack Obama: His Accomplishments, His Legacy, His Future

    Jan 6, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

    Eight years ago America was a very different county. Our economy was at a low. Healthcare was not made for everyone. Troops were at war. Topping off everything there weren’t enough jobs to go around for all of America. The country was pretty dim. But we found our light in hope through a change we could believe in brought on by an African American guy from Chicago, IL, who would later become the 44th President of the United States.
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  • Denzel Washington Delivers 'Fences'

    Dec 30, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

    The heart of Denzel Washington in “Fences” is that he’s complicated, but when he is not? For the past four decades now, Washington has made a career out of complicated. The flawed hero is an acting archetype that should be renamed after Washington’s image. Cold stares; wide smiles; powerful monologues; internal discussion that dares anyone near him to be sucked into his orbit.
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  • The Women of Hidden Figures

    Dec 21, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

    There were hurried voices pacing themselves throughout the Hilton Americas. Most fraternized with the familiar, others scurried about with the intent to feel something different.
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  • The State of Texas Has A Special Education Crisis

    Dec 16, 2016, 8:37 a.m.

    In 2014, the Texas Education Agency, the state’s top firm in regards to public education published a release highlighting that over 5 million students were enrolled across the state. What is not included in that release is the number of students that require special education due to a learning disability.
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  • Queen Behavior: Models of School Pride, the Community, and the Next Generation

    Dec 9, 2016, 7:45 a.m.

    Becoming queen of your high school is more than just wearing a crown at the big homecoming game.
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