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Author Ro Wright (The People Next Door) visited Texas Southern University to fellowship with their debate team. Wright was a student debater when he was in High School. Since then he has helped to provide platforms for Spoken Word and Debate in many cities around the country. Ro will launch a new television series called, The Lit Debate, on Congo TV Network this Spring. “My father taught me the art of Debate and Public Speaking when I was a kid. I competed in the NAACP Act-So competitions and other state competitions throughout my younger years. Public Speaking is an overlooked…

Houston, TX will host the first of seven HBCU Sunday Mixers which will all take place in Spring 2019. The mixers are being organized by Educated & Melanated, a network of HBCU Alumni in various cities around the country. Ro Wright (Author, Activist, and Film Director) will host the mixers in every city while promoting his new book, The People Next Door, which was recently added to the elite Amazon Unliminted Books Collection. The two hour events will take place early on Sunday afternoons. Participants will sip and delight themselves to drinks and food with the sounds of 80’s &…

The New Orleans Saints primetime match-up against their NFC Division Rival, Atlanta Falcons, just became even more exciting. The Saints Organization will welcome the 2018 Miss Louisiana, Holli Conway, to sing the National Anthem and the Southern University “Human Jukebox” Marching Band will perform at Halftime. With the Bayou Classic Weekend beginning the next day expect massive traffic and tons of social events spread across the weekend. This is not the first time Southern University’s Band has performed during a Saints Game. The relationship between The Saints and Southern has grown over the years and has become sort of a…

Grambling State Hosts National Recording Artists & BET/Atlantic Records Access Granted Finale for Homecoming Jazmine Sullivan, Teyana Taylor, Keith Sweat and more to headline November 2 Concert. This year’s homecoming week is projected to be one of our largest in history,” said Marc Newman, the University’s Vice President for Advancement, Research, and Economic Development. “Between our iconic football program, world-famed band, and one of our largest enrollments in recent history we’re already seeing record interest. This year’s artist list is helping to boost ticket sales to what could be a new record.” In addition to headliners, this year Grambling State…

GRAMBLING, LA. – Sept. 20, 2018  Today, Grambling State University announced its fourth consecutive annual increase in student enrollment, with 5,205 students enrolled for Fall 2018 semester.   “We are excited about the increasing number of students who are both choosing and continuing at Grambling State University,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “Across our University, we are working to provide the high-quality education and know that this Fall’s numbers are a sign we are headed in the right direction.”   The University’s enrollment growth includes a number of successes that include a …* 3.9 percent increase in retention* 20…

Coach Broderick Fobbs came into a struggling Grambling Football program four years ago. Upon his arrival, changes were immediately made and his efforts have helped to turn the program around. While Grambling will always be known as the house that Coach Eddie Robinson built, and rightfully so, fans are witnessing the Fobbs era and what seems to be the brink of something great for North Louisiana and Tiger fans all over the world. In Louisiana, Grambling and Southern, play their biggest game of the year in New Orleans each year during Thanksgiving Week. The ‘Bayou Classic” has been rejuvenated since…

You can feel it in the air all over the state for weeks prior to the exciting weekend. Black People in Louisiana don’t get excited about Thanksgiving. We get excited about Bayou Classic! A weekend of festivities was nearly shattered due to massive shooting on Bourbon St. hours after the game but the shooting had nothing to do with Bayou Classic directly. Common thugs attempted to destroy such a wonderful tradition but the fans would not allow it to stop their friendly comradery. NOPD was on the scene within minutes and one of the suspects was arrested immediately. It shouldn’t…

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