Mayor Sylvester Turner addressing Prairie View A&M University summer 2023 graduates.

Houston Matters

Mayor Sylvester Turner criticizes state takeover of Houston ISD during Prairie View A&M commencement speech

Posted on · Turner has four months left as mayor, and said he assumed he would not have to wage anymore political battles and speak out. But he said he owes it to his parents to speak against changes happening in HISD.

UH Cullen Building

Education News

University of Houston DEI & LGBTQ support centers open, for now, amid closure fears

Posted on · Signs posted on the UH campus this week said the offices had disbanded in order to comply with Senate Bill 17, an impending Texas law that bans public universities from implementing diversity, equity and inclusion practices. The university called the signage "premature."

UH Higher Ed Texas Tribune

Education

Texas Senate’s priority bills on higher ed would end tenure, diversity policies

Posted on · The bills are part of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s list of priorities and, if passed as filed, could have profound impacts on how Texas universities recruit top faculty and other employees.

Kido Chicago Owner Keewa Nurullah

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 76: The KIDO Gets It

Posted on · Generational entrepreneur Keewa Nurullah sheds light on her powerful legacy of being a Black business owner and why she created a unique, yet diverse kid’s boutique on the South Side of Chicago.

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