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Fall Commencement Exercises Streamlined to One Ceremony

This fall, commencement exercises will be streamlined to one ceremony that recognizes all degree candidates. This realignment marks a return for PVAMU to its tradition of hosting one ceremony that incorporates all colleges and the School of Architecture.

Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut Charles Bolden to Receive 2017 Nierenberg Prize at UC San Diego

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. has been selected as recipient of the 2017 Nierenberg Prize.

Movement for Black Lives Launches Project for ‘electoral justice’ for Black People

The Movement for Black Lives, a massive group including the Black Lives Matter movement, has launched a new project aimed at providing ‘electoral justice’ for Black people.

In Loving Memory of Marie Mosede Sonnier Heileman

Marie Mosede Sonnier Heileman was born to the late Ernest and Della Marie (Jolivette) Sonnier in Carencrow, Louisiana on November 14, 1934. In her teens, she moved to Houston. She attended E. O. Smith Middle School. She had to stop ...

Scholarship Fund Established for Children of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson

The death of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, FL, one of four soldiers killed Oct. 4 by ambush in Niger, wasn’t just another tragedy involving a constituent to U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson. So, she and her ...

Sheila Jackson Lee Celebrated for Her Involvement in Extending D-SNAP Services in Houston

TMO clergy members and leaders are meeting Tuesday at Christ Church Cathedral to recognize Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for efforts to extend D-SNAP services in Harris County.

Puerto Rico's Cash Crisis: 35% of Banks Still Closed

More than a third of the banks in Puerto Rico are still closed a month after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island.

Challenge to Texas Voter ID Law Should be Over, AG Argues

Attorney General Ken Paxton argued in a new court document filed, has expected a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals calling for the judges to end a challenge to the state’s new voter ID law for good.

City of Prairie View Ordinance Prohibiting Parking Along F.M. 1098

The City of Prairie View has adopted an ordinance for both the north and south sides of F.M. 1098 starting at University Drive to LW Minor street. This ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles at any time.

Historian Fights to Clear the Names of Black Soldiers Who Rioted in Houston 100 Years Ago

Hurricane Harvey put Houston back in the headlines, but a hundred years ago the city made news for a very different reason. Black soldiers at Fort Logan had gone on a rampage, prompting the largest murder trial in U.S. history. ...

City Council Votes to Approve HEB Lease Agreement with HHFC

City Councilman Dwight Boykins and the rest of the Houston’s City Council voted to approve an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement between the City of Houston and the Houston Housing Finance Corp, President and Chaired by Redick Edwards, for land ...

Protesters Rally to ‘Save the Alamo’ Cenotaph

Hundreds reportedly rallied to “Save the Alamo Cenotaph,” a monument which memorializes those individuals who died defending the Alamo in the pivotal 1836 battle of the Texas Revolution.

The Family of Howard E. Butt, Jr. Donates $1 Million to Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund

The family of the late Howard E. Butt, Jr., today announced a $1 million donation to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas along the Gulf Coast.

Texas Is About to Get Its First Marijuana Dispensary

Before year’s end, the first marijuana dispensary in Texas is slated to roll out. It’s high time for the industry to take hold within the state: It’s been two years since the enactment of the Texas Com¬pas¬sionate Use Act, a ...

PVAMU Professors Host Book Signing and Discussion in Houston

Prairie View A&M University professors Dr. Ronald Goodwin and Dr. Mark Tschaepe recently held a book signing and discussion for their book The Mask of Microaggressions: Studies of Racism in the U.S. at the Center for the Healing of Racism ...

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