Author: Miniya Shabazz


Farewells-not goodbye … just beginning

Miniya Shabazz If you would have told me I would have ended up in Grambling for college I would have laughed in disbelief. Three years ago, I was a senior graduating from high school. Unsure of my path in life; unsure of my future. Today, I can say I will […]


2018 Annual Bayou Classic parade was a hit in NOLA

The Grambling State University Bayou Classic Committee throws beads and cups to the crowd from their float.  MINIYA SHABAZZ /The Gramblinite Landry-Walker High School Marching Band brings joy to the crowd as they march through the parade For 45 years, Bayou Classic has had a legendary impact on the history […]

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Message of hope at Spring Convocation

James Cole Jr. visited Grambling to emphasize the importance of getting a historically black college education. The last convocation of the spring semester took place in the Black and Gold Room on Tuesday. The event was titled, “The President’s Spring Convocation”. Cole currently serves as the delegated duties of deputy […]


Comedians make #GramFam laugh out loud

Laughter and amusement radiated through the crowd when comedians Steve Brown, Damon Williams and Benji Brown took the stage for the Spring Fest Comedy Show that took place last Wednesday.  Even though last week’s Spring Fest events were held in the Assembly Center instead of the auditorium, due to the […]

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Reward offered in club shooting

A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered to anyone who has information about the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a club in Grambling early Saturday morning. William Patterson Jr., 33, was pronounced dead by the Lincoln Parish Coroner’s Office on the scene at Legend’s Nightclub, 7604 […]


SLI volunteers at call center

The Student Leadership Initiative program (SLI) volunteered their time this week to lend a helping hand to the admissions and recruitment call center. “We call people who are missing parts of their admission application so that they can receive their status and be fully admitted if eligible,” said Zaphany Banks, […]


Natural is the way!

Big Afros and Marley Hair were on display at The Natural Sistas Club 4th Annual Natural Hair Show in the Black and Gold Room on March 3.  “The Freak Show” showcased not only models but fire dancers, Orchesis dancers, a magic show and musical artists.    This event not only […]


AKAs celebrate ‘KREED’ week events

The Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosted their AKA week from February 28 to March 4 titled “KREED”.  “The purpose of the week was to let people know about Alpha Kappa Alpha and what we are about. It’s not just about looking pretty, its about scholarship, […]


Student Perspectives

After six weeks of muteness Chris Rock finally came forward with his raw opinion on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Jaws dropped as the 88th Academy Awards host presented his opening monologue.  The line that stuck with everyone was “You’re damn right Hollywood’s racist, but not the racist that you’ve grown accustomed […]

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Corporate recruiter visits Grambling State University

She’s Brittani Osborne, 26, a 2012 GSU alumna and Gannett human resources intern. She’s worked for Gannett since November, and she recently started recruiting for the major media company. Her visit to Will Sutton’s Mass Media Writing and Editing class Thursday, February 25 was an opportunity to help prepare students […]