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Spears Wants More Stories About the ‘Tenacity’ Of Black People

The PVAMU alumnus and actor spoke to ESSENCE where he dished on seeing more stories about the Black experience and what makes "The Neighborhood" special. Marcel Spears is television’s fresh new face and one you should know. Right now, the young actor currently stars alongside Tichina Arnold and Cedric the Entertainer in the CBS comedy [...]

Alumnae Named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College

A new associate dean at Palm Beach State College boasts a resume that’s taken her around the world and back — and prepared her to equip a diverse student body here. Linda Lebile’s most recent stop was the Community College of Qatar in Doha, the capital of the small, wealthy Persian Gulf country. She worked [...]

PVAMU Alumna Named Dean at Columbia College

Columbia College, in partnership with Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Marquez as the dean of Undergraduate Global Engagement. Marquez holds a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health; an M.Eng. in civil [...]

PV Alumnus and Fort Worth’s First African-American City Councilman is Laid to Rest

“Dr. Guinn literally paved the way for people like me to be able to serve the city I love,” said Fort Worth City Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray, one of two African-American council members.

’99 Alumna Bridgett McGowen Serves as President of BMcTALKS, LLC

Class of 1998 and 1999 Prairie View A&M University alumna, Bridgett McGowen, is an awarded international speaker and presentation skills coach who is expertly talented in moving businesswomen to find the right voice, fully embrace their passions, and master their messages when they take any stage at any time! McGowen serves as the President [...]

First Ever Black-Owned Furniture Brokerage are PV Graduates

Texas Wholesale Furniture Co. was founded by two newlyweds, Brandon and Naima Townsend, upon graduating from Prairie View A&M University and purchasing their first home. The couple was in search of high-end designer furniture at factory direct prices.  

PVAMU Alumnus ’55 Marvin Taylor, ‘Mayor of Hermann Park,’ dies at 93

Marvin T. Taylor, whose relentless efforts to revamp Hermann Park in the 1980s and ‘90s earned him the praise of the community, died Monday. He was 93. His dedication to beautifying and maintaining the jewel of Houston’s parks system earned him the nickname the “Mayor of Hermann Park.” Taylor became known for his routine of [...]

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Loni Love Inks Comedy Series Deal with Warner Brothers

“The Real” co-host and Prairie View A&M University alumnae Loni Love has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, whose subsidiary Telepictures produces the syndicated daytime talk show.

The Frenchwoods Found Love in the “Old Gym”

During the fall semester or 1988, Larry Frenchwood an Electrical Engineering Technology student from Galveston, Texas attended one of the legendary parties in the “old gym”, where he laid eyes upon Stacy Rushin an Education student from Akron, Ohio and asked her for a dance, and the rest is history.  Stacy graduated from PVAMU in [...]