Crossroads - December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Segment 1 - Enrollment at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is booming. Experts say the racial divide in the country following the shooting deaths of African American males is spurring the enrollment boost. Guests are Caleb Deal, a senior at The Woodlands College park High School who is planning to attend an HBCU and Sharoma Scurry-Graves, founder of The Axis Youth Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping minority high school students.

Segment 2 - Details on a program called "Sacred Sites Quest" that gives young people an opportunity to travel abroad and collaborate with young men and women from foreign lands on public art projects. The program expands horizons and helps the young people with team building skills. Guests are Reginald Adams, a Public Artist and Community Developer and Lyell Davis, Jr., a student at Mickey Leland College Prep Academy in Fifth Ward. Davis traveled with the organization to Ecuador. For more information, visit

Segment 3 - Artist and University of Houston-Downtown Art Professor, Floyd Newsum, discusses the selection of one of his paintings to be a permanent part of the National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC. The painting is called, "After The Storm CNN." Newsum is one a handful of Houstonians to donate to the new museum.

Segment 4 - A profile of rising jazz artist, Chelsey Green. Green is a violinist from Houston with extensive training in classical music. But she now creates intoxicating music combining jazz, R&B, Blues and classical. Her latest release, "The Green Project" debuted at number 22 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart. For more information, visit