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Vol 69 | Number 05 THE TSU HERALD | October 20th, 2016



SPORTS page 8


LIFE & STYLE page 10

The Film That Woke a Nation

POLITICS page 11

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Cover Story Ex-President Attacks HBCUs, TSU on Social Media By: Marcus D. Smith Editor-In-Chief

sity and make note of his accomplishments. He even decided to throw shade towards one of the universities departments, someone obviously has been the 2016 Presidential Debates and taking from the Trump-strategy. The tweets below came from, recently activated, Dr. Rudley’s account. “Hello, Twitter: Being the President of an #HBCU is one of the most stressful jobs in America. We have to nurture and protect these leaders,” was the first published tweet from


In terms of a president, Rudley, it’s not that he wasn’t fit, he never made the necessary adjustments in order to maintain a successful and positive image, overall.

Rudley’s account, “@DrJohnRudley”, on September 27, 2016.

Now, John, with the responsibilities of being the president of an EDITORIAL STAFF HBCU, it’s a no-brainer that there will be difficulties in acquiring funds from the state. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF That is a national MARCUS D. SMITH epidemic that needs to be addressed because Sports Columnist it is nationwide known MARCUS D. SMITH The TSU Herald is published by the by HBCU students, students of Opinion Editor faculty, staff and alum NYCOLE HUTCHENS Texas Southern University. that these schools see Opinions expressed are those of the the shorter end of the staff writers writer and do not NIKKi LUELLEN necessarily reflect those of the adminis- money stack.

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Writer’s clarification: Rudley, was a president that has done wondrous things for the university as a whole, but when you mention the student body which encompass Texas Southern, that’s where the red flags are drawn.

When he boasts about all of the infrastructure completed on his behalf, well, only some of it has truth to it. Mostly there are other sides which Rudley is reluctant to speak on.

In an attempt to market his upcoming book, ex-president of Texas Southern University, John M. Rudley, lashed out on Twitter about the reality of being an HBCU president and the difficult endeavors he faced as the president of TSU. Rudley was the president of TSU from 20082016, and decided to use the allotted 140 characters to primarily fact-check the univer-

garnished throughout his tenure as president of TSU.

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Credit must be given when deserved, so in retrospect, Rudley deserves credit for the work that he has done in positive light for the university. At the same time, Rudley should be held accountable for some of the faults he

Rudley tweeted out comments about other “enhancements” he has made to the university, one included the $65 million dormitory which was planned out in 2011. It was expected to open in January 2015, but didn’t open for student use until this semester in Fall 2016. The delay in completion left hundreds of students homeless, forcing them to live with friends who had housing. Some were placed into hotels (at the university’s expense), some went to go back home to live with families. For those without family in Houston, it was a struggle to find a place to rest at night day-by-day. Rudley’s history at Texas Southern isn’t necessarily remembered in the best of circumstances. A great deal is credited to his handling of situations at Texas Southern. In 2008, Houstonians remember the devastation that Hurricane Ike caused to the city. With TSU being in the heart of Houston, Ike left damages worth


Cover Story more than $34 million, according to Rudley. Over time the damages were fixed, assuming FEMA and Texas found a way to repair some of the damages, yet no one tells the story of what happened during the aftermath of the storm.

of the young student wasn’t alerted of the passing of their son. A challenging issue for Rudley and his cabinet to deal with was the effects of the #TakeBackTXSU movement. It was started because fellow HBCU, Howard University, started a #TakeBackHU demanding a change in financial aid customer service and other issues pertaining to their institution.

The storm left the university without power in most buildings, a few exceptions were the H&PE arena, and Hannah Hall. Food was scarce because the storm had washed away living situations including the dorms. Students documented every single flaw with the university and demanded that change be One alumni, who chose to remain anonymous, made via social media. Students protested told The Herald, that after the hurricane had and demanded change in terms of updated swept through the campus, Rudley was noresources, adequate equipment for students, where in sight, during the aftermath. Rudley customer service in financial aid, and the overreturned to Hannah Hall only to see students all spirit of Texas Southern. camped out there, he then told them to “go home” (with nowhere to go) and proceeded to It wasn’t until the local news had received word kick them out of Hannah Hall. of the movement at TSU and decided to run a story on it when Rudley decided to make There’s no way, Rudley could avoid the fact that change for the campus. three shootings occurred in his tenure. To add insult to injury, the shootings happened in the It moreso shed light on a particular situation same week of each other. One student died in that had been repeatedly pushed to the side. result of the shooting, and Rudley was unable Rudley’s crude comments, just exemplify the to fathom what occurred. He frequently told type of man he is, the type of president he was. his audience he doesn’t know what is going on Rudley criticized the School of Communicaat the time. Making matters worse, the family tion for “teaching” students to use social media as a platform to report news. In his tweets, Rudley misinterprets that action and says “The TSU communication dept. decided to show students how to use social media to ‘critize’ the President and his cabinet.” Rudley talks about nurturing the students because they are the future leaders, yet in his tweets he puts the students down stating they came at him on social media with “elementary school” logic. “I was very disappointed,” said School of Communication professor, Serbino Walker, “I teach students, from day one, in my class, how to effectively be good digital citizens...meaning we don’t go on rants, we don’t attack people, we don’t attack institutions, we don’t make comments that would bring groups, organizations, or students down.” Before Rudley, expresses the “elementary” logic, he should address his “elementary” spell-

ing and grammar. It is not the communication department, it is the School of Communication. Also, he meant to say his cabinet was “criticized” rather than “critize”, which by the way is not a word. Advocate of #TakeBackTxSU, Christina Letsinger is ready to move on passed Rudley and all of his attention-seeking actions. “Rudley’s tweets are very distasteful and it only shows what type of man he really was. People like Rudley is why HBCUs go under, they don’t truly want the university to succeed...Rudley is gone now and TSU will leave him in the past and be greater than it has ever been,” said Letsinger. TSU has moved on, so why can’t Rudley? The university enjoys its new president, Dr. Austin Lane and will continue to enjoy homecoming this week. The spirits here at TSU are high, especially with the reintroduction of the Greek trees. Texas Southern will continue to prosper, especially behind the leadership of Lane and his cabinet. As a university, the focus will be looking forward, while the past remains the past, we do thank former president Rudley for his services, but the fact remains this, we have an extraordinary president that has made change in less than six months of being sworn in. At this point the best thing is to put and keep Rudley in his place, as ex-President.


Campus News

COLABS NAMES CHARIAH HARDEN NEW HOMECOMING QUEEN By: Nikki Luellen Staff Writer On October 5th, Chariah Harden got a call from a member of the homecoming committee letting her know that she was COLABS homecoming queen. When asked about her initial reaction after finding out she had won, Harden said, “I felt very elated and exuberant…What I stated in my interview was that I already feel like I was homecoming queen without having the title…COLABS is a big name and I feel like I can represent it well.” After an extensive interview with the COLABS committee which consisted of TSU faculty Mrs. Meshack, Ms. Ruiz and Ms.Cartwright and competing against 16 other students, one of Chariah Harden’s dreams had come true. “One of the main reasons why we chose Chariah is because she came in completely prepared…and we didn’t ask them to but it was just the idea that she thought that this was that important... She’s always willing to help out, just her whole attitude, very friendly… She has a bright future, she’s a go getter and very active on campus…I’m sure we made the best choice,” said Ms. Ruiz.

Harden plans to take full advantage of her platform by advocating for positive change at TSU and at the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences.

With an inviting smile, friendly personality and relentless dedication to the student body and her community, Chariah Harden is a perfect example of what it means to be a queen.

“I feel like there’s a lot of stuff missing from our school that other schools have like new elevators. Students have gotten stuck on these elevators on multiple occasions and that’s not okay…Another thing I plan to do is get extended hours for the computer lab, not only for our building but for the whole campus…Some of us take night classes and we have work we need to do…We don’t always want to go to the library and the library is not the best place at night,” said Harden.

When asked the message she wants to send as COLABS homecoming queen, Harden asserts,

She is also a strong advocate for campus involvement and the community. She currently serves as the vice president for the TSU branch of Habitat for Humanity, which is an organization dedicated to helping the community. She is also vice president of the Society for Leadership and Success and is starting her own organization called S.W.A.G, which stands for Students With A Goal. She is also running for Governor of SGA’s senior class.

“I want to remind the women at TSU that we’re all queens and we don’t need any titles to declare us as queens. We need to be mindful of that and we need to remember who our ancestors are and how they fought for us. We need to remain Black and proud and be queens within ourselves.” Harden says that she will never forget the day that she was declared homecoming queen of COLABS and she is excited about upcoming homecoming events, her work in the community and her graduation in May.

Hispanic Heritage Month on TSU Campus By: Jorge Moscozo Contributing Writer

October 15 marked the end of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States and Texas Southern University (TSU) students are seeing a different kind of culture. National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the Hispanic and Latin American’s contributions, begins from September 15 to October 15. U.S. habitants recognize the ethnic group’s heritage and culture, but to Hispanics and Latinos, that time is a big deal. Ranging from festivals to dances, it made its difference in society, especially at a historically black college and university (HBCU) like TSU.

“I’m not sure if it is, but if it is celebrated at Texas Southern University, that is good,” Charles Washington said. “It is celebrated. Probably not as prominent as it should be, but I was fortunate to be part of it,” Brittany Minor said. TSU senior student Jose Campos does not agree that Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated on this campus, but he knows that celebrating it will benefit the Hispanic culture at TSU and whether or not a festival or concession stand aids in that benefit.

But is it celebrated like it should be at this cam- pus? said.

“I think it would be both,” Campos

“You get to expose to foods and you get to expose to different types of music and different backgrounds of a certain country. Hispanic Heritage is not just Mexico, it’s all of Latin America.” Washington, who is majoring in broadcast journalism, says that TSU is an HBCU, but it doesn’t hurt to celebrate or embrace other ethnic groups and other cultures like Hispanic Heritage Month. It may seem like a “50/50” chance in becoming a new event at TSU, but if the campus and new university president Austin Lane discuss its belonging at the school, Hispanic Heritage Month would be making an impact as it should.


Opinion Donkey of the Week: Former TSU President Plays the Blame Game in Twitter Rant By: Nycole Hutchens Opinion Columnist not wanting real change and progression on campus. “After 9 years of fighting to solve a host of problems at TSU, I did not want to continue to try and lift all boats up when it was not wanted,” he wrote. The tweet in which he singled out the School of Communications, was later deleted.

Texas Southern University has seen some positive changes, including restored campus traditions like Greek trees, battle of the bands, and a homecoming parade returning to the Third Ward area. The changes that have occurred in addition to other changes that are still in process are due in part to two elements. An unapologetic student movement that started back in Fall 2015 called “Take Back TxSU” and the result of a new President, Dr. Austin Lane, who has (so far) shown what it takes to run a Historically Black College. Dr. Lane, an HBCU graduate, has shown more concern and reassurance for the students, faculty and staff here at TSU in less than six months, as opposed to former President Dr. John M. Rudley during his eight-year tenure. Last year, Dr. Rudley announced his resignation during a commencement ceremony. In an irony of events, Rudley recently decided to use his social media to attack the university he claims to be concerned about and particularly single out the School of Communications department.

In defense of the accusations made against the School of Communications, insinuating professors taught their students to use social media as a means to attack the former president and his administration, Journalism professor Serbino Sandifer-Walker says that is not the case in a recent interview with “When they go low, you go high,” SandiferWalker said, “Our goal was never to have students go on social media to attack the president. We taught them how to use social media responsibly and use it to empower, uplift and tell the truth. That’s what I teach them every single day. It can be detrimental to you.” Students decided to take to their Twitter and let the former president know that they were not going to stand by and let Rudley put down students and his failed attempt to play the blame game to promote his new book he plans to release about his experience at Texas Southern. “But you’re gone and the school has improved tremendously with the new staff. Good luck with your book sales,” wrote Kye Williams. “Uh, Lil John John, go write yo book honey! We got us a real President now! Welcome Dr. Lane! We are so glad,” Tonia Calhoun wrote. Alumni students caught wind of the Twitter rant and shared their grievances about Rudley’s attention seeking tweets.

“So a group of students decided that a change was necessary and they came after me on social “Rudley’s Twitter rant exemplified the reasons media with elementary school logic,” Rudley for why he was NOT a good leader for Texas wrote. Southern University,” said Olivia Madison, a student who graduated last year. He continued to further make attempts attacking the student body accusing them of

“He continuously downplayed the intelligence of the students, took credit for projects that previous administrations set forth, showed that he lacked interpersonal skills and failed to take responsibility for his mistakes by blaming everyone else. He sounded bitter and desperate. He is not the type of ‘leader’ HBCUs need,” said Madison. “Where he failed as a leader is rooted in his original diagnostic of this great institution. He looked at our identity and proud culture as a liability, instead of our biggest strength. Dr. Rudley tried to build TSU in the image of The University of Houston, Rice, and many ordinary Texas PWIs,” said community activist and recent graduate, Jerry Ford Jr. “What Dr. Rudley failed to understand was that TSU was never and will never be an ordinary university. We are TSU proud of our culture and identity. Texas Southern University aims to compete with the likes of public HBCUs like Howard and be respected nationally in the same ways of private black institutions like Morehouse and Spelman,” Ford Jr. said. It is very disheartening that the former president of Texas Southern decided to use Twitter to go on a rant for a desperate attempt to promote his book. While there were good things he did that were beneficial for the university, overall the student, faculty and staff satisfaction was low. Under his administration security was low, two shootings occurred and a student died. Students were homeless due to an influx of incoming students in 2015 that his administration poorly prepared for. In addition, he went out of his way to obliterate the legacy and culture at TSU. He took away historic Greek trees, removed John T. Biggers paintings and decided it was a good idea to omit black faces from marketing to appeal to the masses. From the looks of things, he was not fit to run an HBCU.

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TSU falls to Alcorn, Regroups For Homecoming By: Marcus D. Smith Sports Columnist Over the weekend, the Texas Southern Tigers saw their three-game winning streak come to an end after they suffered a, 23-20, loss against two-time Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions, the Alcorn State Braves. By the looks of the box score, the Tigers seemed to have dominated this game from beginning to finish. TSU quarterback, Averion Hurts threw for 14 out of 37 attempts along with 219 yards and two touchdowns, one pass and one rush. The Maroon and Grey outran the Braves this particular field day 116-64. It was a key blocked punt at the start of the fourth quarter, which gave Alcorn State great field position on the Tiger’s two-yard line, a block that ultimately led to a score for the Braves breaking a 17 to 17 tie. “I think that our guys played physical, they played really hard and competed for 60 minutes, we just came out on the short end of the stick. At the same time, as we start preparing for Jackson State, they have a really good football team…” said Texas Southern University head coach, Michael Haywood. Coach Haywood is accurate with that statement a really good football team indeed, are the Blue Bengals of Jackson State. Despite coming off of a loss against the highpowered Southern Jaguars, Jackson State dropped in second place behind the Braves, as the top team in the SWAC East Division. Sitting even at .500, JSU is looking rebound from a tough loss at home, 28-24, after giving up a mere three-point lead in the fourth quarter. “Our plan was to make it a fistfight. Get into the fourth quarter and have an opportunity to win. We were down twice [14-3] and [21-10] we fought and scratched and clawed our way back to take a 24-21 lead…they made a critical play and we didn’t that’s the difference in the ballgame,” said Jackson State head coach, Tony Hughes. The kickoff for Texas Southern’s homecoming game against Jackson State is set for 2:00pm on

Saturday.   Coming into this game the Tigers are among the top five in nearly every defensive category and statistic. To compliment the defense, the Tigers’ red zone offensive efficiency is atop of the conference at 94.4%. “They know what they’re doing, [Coach Montgomery, Coach Haywood] they are two veteran Division One coaches, that have coached on the highest level of college football. I look at what they’ve done, and we’re mirror images… they’re the number one red zone offense for a reason, they’ve got a great kicking game to go alone with a great quarterback,” said Hughes on upcoming opponent, Texas Southern Tigers. TSU hopes to have a better outcome than the homecomings of prior years, the Maroon and Grey have lost the last four homecoming games, the last win coming October 22, 2011 against Central State in a 42-11 victory.

Number Two: (See number one) I’ll repeat it again, this is HOMECOMING! That year the game was at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi, which can get extremely noisy. In that particular case, in a bad way, however, at the BBVA Compass Stadium [which I expect to see a sellout crowd] is an entirely different story. With Hurts under center, the Tigers have protected home field this season and Homecoming should not be any different. Number Three: Hurts has been very patient in the pocket and has improved with his decision-making, thanks to the improvment of the offensive line. He’s been comfortable in the pocket and has still been able to rely on his mobility and rollout and make a play going downfield. It’s been five years since Maroon and Grey faithful celebrated a homecoming victory. I think it’s time we see light at the end of the tunnel on homecomings.

Ironic. Right? Sure enough, this Saturday’s homecoming game against Jackson State will be on October 22.

Just make sure that you are out there in your Maroon and Grey and you’re ready to go hard for your team!

This game will be a chance for Texas Southern quarterback, Averion Hurts to redeem himself from 2015.

Be on the lookout for posted shuttle times if you plan on commuting with the shuttle bus. An alternative is the MetroRail which is free on gamedays for TSU students (alum, faculty, staff just slide on in I think you’ll be alright).

Last year, in his first start, Averion Hurts, in place of Jonathan Bowen, the Tigers lost to Jackson State, 34-30. Despite a resounding debut performance throwing for 174 yards and three touchdowns, it was his first interception [and only] on the JSU four-yard line, and returned 99 yards for a touchdown that gave them a 27-24 lead with 2:51 left in the third quarter. I digress. Here’s what the difference between last year and this year. Number One: This isn’t his debut game, this is HOMECOMING!

Kickoff will begin at 2:00pm, for more information please visit and follow Texas Southern Athletics on Twitter and Instagram under “@TXSOTigers”. A live broadcast of the game will be on your radios on KTSU 90.9fm “Your Community Station” with play-by-play from the one and only Larry “The Chatterbox” Hale. Happy Homecoming, see you at the game, until then, peace!


Sports Sports Rundown

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Howard hands TSU first SWAC loss of the season HOUSTON, Texas – Sophomore Anna Mitchell’s double overtime goal helped the Howard women’s soccer team hand Texas Southern it first conference loss of the season, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Durley Stadium.

Hayward tied the game at 1-1.

The Bison (10-4-2) are now the only undefeated team left in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) with a 7-0-1 record.

Junior Jordan Bynoe got loose and fired towards goal but Robles was there to make the stop. Just as quickly, Hayward tried to beat Gabrielle Emilien but HU’s goalie picked up the save.

Junior Kela Gray opened up the scoring with 23:47 off the clock after senior Carmen Suarezconnected a pass to rookie Hollie Cartwright, who found Gray in the box. TSU’s goalie Alexis Robles botched her challenge and Gray was able to put the ball in the back of the net for a 1-0 edge. The Bison took 10 shots while holding the Tigers to four attempts in the first 45 minutes. Nine minutes into the second half, TSU’s Paige

Both teams fought hard but could not pull ahead in regulation and neither squad attempted a shot in the first overtime.

In the 109th minute, Cartwright sent the ball over to junior Noelle McCullom, who passed it over to Mitchell in the box. From 10 yards out, Mitchell pulled back and sent the ball soaring into the bottom right corner for the final 2-1 score. Emilien earned five saves and Gray took a game-high five shots.

Lady Tigers put away feisty Southern squad in three sets HOUSTON – The Texas Southern Lady Tigers completed a weekend sweep of their two Southwestern Athletic Conference opponents Saturday, defeating Southern in three sets. Scores of the match were 26-24, 25-21, and 25-14. Nicole Robinson and Alexis Austin knocked down nine kills apiece for Texas Southern (129, 8-1 SWAC). Kali Fluke tallied seven kills and six total blocks, while Nia Stone added six kills for the Lady Tigers. TSU’s back line was anchored by Asia Howard, who handed out 15 assists for the Lady Tigers, and Allison Woods, who dug 15 Southern attacks. Howard served three aces during the match, followed by Woods and Breyanna York, who served two aces apiece. Southern (6-11) fell to 5-4 in SWAC play with the loss. Melodie Malone led the Jaguars with nine kills.

The Lady Tigers made the most of the presumed advantage they held over Southern in terms of fatigue. TSU needed less than an hour to defeat Alcorn State less than a full day prior to Saturday’s contest, while the Jaguars were a day removed from a long, five-set triumph at Prairie View A&M. The home team outhit Southern by a margin of .235 to .048 on Saturday. Robinson in particular proved to be tough for the Jaguars to contain, as she hit .412 for the match – nine kills with only two errors on 17 attempts.

to the service line. Williams almost singlehandedly fended off a TSU victory, serving four aces as part of a 6-0 run that tied the score at 24. But before Southern could do further advantage, Nia Stone stanched the rally with a kill to take a 25-24 lead. Howard then secured the win with a second-touch kill off a pass from Woods. TSU took an early 10-4 lead in set two, only to see Southern fight back with six consecutive points to tie the score. The set went back-andforth until TSU broke a 20-20 tie with three unanswered points, which included two kills from Nia Stone.

In spite of TSU’s clear advantage on the final box score, the match was far from one-sided as it featured 19 tie scores and seven lead changes. The Lady Tigers fell behind 6-3 in the opener, A 6-1 TSU run in set three helped the Lady but eventually tited the score at 10. TSU then Tigers establish a 15-9 lead in set three. The broke a 13-13 tie with five unanswered points, Jaguars ran out of steam as TSU went on 25-14 which included two kills from Robinson. win. After one of Austin’s kills increased TSU’s lead to 24-18, Southern fended off set point with an attack error, sending libero Diamond Williams

The Lady Tigers host Mississippi Valley State on Thursday. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Life & Style

The Film That Woke a Nation By: Mariea Boyd Life & Style Columnist Zimmerman of Trayvon Martin’s dead body after he shot him. Even though Twitter removed the post, it wasn’t before users were able to retweet, re-post, and screenshot it. Just another strange fruit for the world see.

If you haven’t heard the good, the bad, and the ugly news buzzing around about Nate Parker’s new movie Birth of a Nation, then you must live under a rock. This biological drama about a literate slave in Southern Hampton shook the nation on and off the camera. Birth of a Nation is the first of it’s kind. Unlike its counterparts this story is about slaves, but not about victims. The story of Nat Turner that has been threatened by historians to be erased, tells the uncommon tale of one slave bringing his people together and taking a stand against a monolithic evil, leaving 55-65 slave owners dead. Birth of a Nation takes place on a Virginia plantation owned by master Samuel Turner, where Nat Turner, an enslaved african finds his destiny after years of being a cotton picker. As a child, the former master’s wife noticed that Nat had taken a keen interest in books and offered to make him a house servant while she taught him to read. Unable to learn from “white people” literature, Turner was taught from the bible. Inevitably he became the slaves preacher, but his once passion soon became a burden after rumors of insurrection began to spread. A cleric convinces Samuel that Nat should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. After months of traveling and witnessing the brutality on different plantations, Nat realized that he couldn’t just stand by and preach anymore. His purpose was much more.

Such consumption is part of American history. But when will this phenomenon end and real justice be brought to the descendants of black slaves, so their ancestors can be laid to rest.

In 1831, a reality so familiar steeped equally in grace and horror, builds to a brutal finale that will stir deep emotion and inevitable unease. The movie ends with a series of murder that leads to the killing of Nat Turner, along with hundreds of other slaves. What caught my attention the most is the connection of these sporadic uprising in the north, where slaves were thought to be treated better and the Civil War that freed millions of slaves in the south. It makes you wonder how small things can spark an epidemic and rewrite history for an entire race. The Bad and the Ugly. On the premiere day of Birth of a Nation, National Geographic reported the existence of a skull they suspect to be Nat Turner. Like many others, it was not uncommon for the remains of dismembered slaves to be found on a train or even staked on a pike for the community to see. Turner was hanged in southeast Virginia on Nov. 11, 1831, for leading a rebellion of slaves. Those came to witness his death then decapitated and skinned him. They bragged about it for decades. Heirlooms of Nat Turner was passed down through generations of families, as a piece of justice and history. But the traffic and trade in human remains — from the fingers, toes and sexual organs of executed enslaved people, to the hair and nails of the victims of the Holocaust — are part of our history. This type of inhumanity is still continues today. What else would you call the tweet by George

Would this help heal our country from the sin of slavery and its afterlife?



CLINTON: “Well, first of all, I will not let anyone into our country that I think poses a risk to us...But there are a lot of refugees, women and children…We, by no means, are carrying anywhere near the load that Europe and others are...But we will have vetting that is as tough as it needs to be from our professionals, our intelligence experts and others.”

Given the perilous times that we face as American people, it is imperative that we take this election process very serious by holding these candidates accountable for their words and actions. We have run out of time for petty promises and candidates who lie and abuse the American public. The debate which occurred between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on October 9th was described by some people as, “the worst debate in history” and because of their dissatisfaction with both candidates, many people have chosen to not watch the presidential debate. Jill Stein, who is the Green Party’s presidential nominee described the presidential debate as, “… a sad commentary on what our political system had become.” Also the major issues effecting African Americans such as police violence, gentrification, housing discrimination and systemic poverty were never brought up as relevant issues in the debate. During the first debate, Jill Stein supporters were arrested outside of Hofstra University for protesting that Stein was not allowed on stage to debate. There has also been a media “whiteout” of the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. Following the lead of Democracy Now, we have included Jill Stein in the debate. Gary Johnson, the presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party was asked to be included in Democracy Now expanding debate but de-

clined. This is the summary of Part one of the debate including Dr. Jill Stein. The debate started off with an old tape about Trump and him admitting to abusing women by grabbing their genitals and bragging that he could get away with it because he was a star. Then Trump brought up the 33 thousand emails that Clinton deleted after her subpoena. The next question was about Trump not paying taxes and in so many words Trump avoids paying taxes and accused Clinton’s large donors of doing the same thing. Clinton responded by talking about her 30 years of advocating for women and children but in reality her actions have proved otherwise. According to Dr. Jill Stein, “…while Hillary is talking about her history defending and promoting women and children and the cause of our families, remember, it was the Clintons who dismantled Aid to Families with Dependent Children—that is, the major social safety net—throwing over a million families and children into poverty.” Next Question: Would you please explain whether or not the Muslim ban still stands? TRUMP: “…hundreds of thousands of people coming in from Syria, when we know nothing about them...We know nothing about their values, and we know nothing about their love for our country.”

STEIN: “Millions of people are fleeing for their lives from Syria…It is a humanitarian catastrophe that we have very much to do with. The power of ISIS in Syria comes directly out of the catastrophe of Iraq, which Hillary Clinton supported, and Donald Trump did, as well. At least initially, he supported going into Iraq. Hillary Clinton certainly led the charge into Libya and created that catastrophe... So, we have had a major hand in the chaos of Syria and, indeed, the major hand instigating the chaos in the Middle East. So, being the wealthiest country in the world, it’s very important that we do our share in caring for the Syrian refugees…The language being used by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton toward Syria is extremely irresponsible and very dangerous and is bringing us to the brink of conflict with Russia, another nuclear-armed power that could blow up on us very quickly. We need to be very cautious about where this is going.” This is the end of the Part one debate between Clinton, Trump and Stein whom we have included. Often times we focus on the two major candidates and feel as though we have to choose the lesser of two evils without realizing that we have other choices available. Part two will be available on the website

Quote of the Week: “It always seems impossible, until it’s done” ----Nelson Mandela


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The Weekend 10/29 & 10/30

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20 Questions 1. How’d you do on your midterms? 2. Why do students not take pride in the appearance of TSU? 3. Why isn’t student parking included in our tuition and fees? 4. How do you guys feel about President Lane? 5. Why do we pay “designed” tuition and “residential” tuition? 6. Does Dean Sanders still work here? 7. When will be the library be updated? 8. We have a women’s center, why don’t we have a men’s center? 9. Are you going to claim him/her if he/she sends in a bae application? 10. Do you want make America great again? 11. What Greek organization has the best decorated tree on campus? 12. Why don’t we promote school spirit around campus? 13. Who’s the UPC President? 14. Who’s the SGA President? 15. Why are the exit doors not working in Tierwester? 16. Why is there no security guard outside of Tierwester? 17. What can be done to beautify the campus? 18. Why is there not at least one copy of each required textbook in the library? 19. What’s been your favorite homecoming event so far? 20. Who was the first president of Texas Southern University?

Anonymously submit your questions via Twitter/IG or drop by Student Center Room 221. DISCLAIMER: The questions are submitted by the student body and are not the views of The TSU Herald or Texas Southern University as a whole. Feel free to bring your questions to room 221 of the Student Center. Questions are printed at the discretion of The TSU Herald.


Fall issue #05  

TSU Herald is a bi-weekly student publication provided by the illustrious Texas Southern University, it serves as the official newspaper of...

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