The Black in History Observance programs are winding down in the city and at
On Feb. 23rd, more than 3,000 high schools students are expected to participate in Pantherland Day on the Hill: “Carnival on "The Hill" Step Right Up . . . to Greatness!” The event, sponsored by the Office of Recruitment – Student and Enrollment Management will be in Billy J. Nicks Field House and the W. A. Tempton Memorial Center Ballroom from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The students will have the chance to meet with the respective college personnel, check on financial aid to include scholarships, etc. For information contact: Pam Freeman at 936-261-5905
Feb. 5 began the Season of Lent for most Christians. Lent is a forty-day period before Easter and begins with Ash Wednesday. It is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock and rededication. By observing the forty days of Lent, the individual Christian imitates Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days. Lent runs through March 23, Easter Day. The folks at St. Francis of
The folks at Sodexho Dining Services at PVAMU held another successful Valentine's Night Out on Feb. 14. The Red Hat Ladies came out in full force along with other special guests including Mayor Frank and Come on out and celebrate with your special one this Valentine's Day.
The Prairie View Retired Teachers Association, Anne
Campaign watch: Well, the countdown is on for the primaries for the presidential nominees of both the Democratic and Republican parties. At press time there were no clear winners on the Democratic side, eventhough Sen. Obama won all eight state primaries on Feb. 12. Sens. Barak Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are running the tightest race in American politics. Obama leads in delegate count 1276 to
Unlike the Democrats, Republican John McCain continues to solidify his front runner status over rivals Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. The Feb. 12 primary should be quite interesting for all the candidates. Early voting in
The countdown is on for the 2008
A VIEW FROM THE HILL: As the saying goes “the more things change the more they remain the same” and this axiomatic truth is evident as the students of PVAMU continue the fight for Voting Rights! On Feb. 19, the students and other supporters took to the streets and marched to the Waller County Courthouse for early voting. The students were not afforded an early voting place on the campus as were the case in past elections. “Our voices will be heard,” said Andre’ Evans, Student Government President.
The men's and women's basketball teams of
February is Entrepreneurs’ Month and the Students In Free Enterprise Team at
Congratulations to Mayor Frank D. Jackson on the release of his book "A History of the City of
Please continue your prayers for Mrs. Mary Kemp, Mr. Griff Kendrick, Mrs. Willie Smith and Mrs. Douglas Woolfolk, who stand in the need of prayer. May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge of God, through Jesus Christ!
The Prairie View Community lost another pillar with the passing of Mr. Griff W. Kendrick on Feb. 18, 2008 in
Mark Your Calendar for Monday, Feb. 25, when ABC’s World Premiere Movie Event: A Raisin in the Sun" has screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January. "A Raisin in the Sun" tells the story of a family living and struggling on
HAPPY February Birthday Greetings to: Alice Cotton (17), Darryl Kemp (17), Brian Clem Jr. (18), Sherylle Fuller (18), Everett Fredholm (18), Juanita Pennywell (20),Dianne Thomas (20), Mary Ann Palmer Spring (21), Irene Wallace (21), George E. Higgs (22), Mogongwa Nnana (22), Johnson Ezeoka Jr. (22), Deynese Kirkpatrick (24), Luther Francis (24), James Kent Tompkins (25) and Wyiatta Freeman (26). HAPPY FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS TO: Herbert and Dianne Thomas (20), Happy 25th Anniversary to Carol and Leonard Campbell and Happy 40th to James and Norma Tompkins (24).
On A Cultural Note, I am sure you knew that on Feb. 19, 1919 - W. E. B. DuBois organized the first Pan African Congress which opened in Paris, France to address the issue of Africans participating in government; 2/21/65 - Malcolm X was assassinated in Harlem, N.Y.; 2/19/19 - W. E. B. DuBois organized the first Pan African Congress which opened in Paris, France to address the issue of Africans participating in government; 2/21/36 - Barbara Jordan is born in Houston and became the first African American state senator in Texas since 1883; 2/23/79 - Frank E. Peterson becomes the first Black American general in the U.S. Marine Corps; 2/23/1868 - WEB DuBois, author and historian was born in Great Barrington, Mass.; 2/23/90 - Comer Cottrell, president of Pro-Line Corporation in Dallas, pays $1.5 Million for the Bishop College Campus, now home for Paul Quinn College.
Until next week, as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross puts it "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Send your news, achievements, and recognitions to fax 936-857-5352, phone 936-857-3272, email@example.com, or