‘Black Panther’ changes the superhero genre

It’s no secret that Marvel’s newest superhero flick “Black Panther” has roared into theaters. Although I was sure that it could not possibly live up to all of the hype, thankfully, I was badly mistaken. With its fresh feel and amazing cast, “Black Panther” is one of the best Marvel movies to … [Read more...]

Campus needs black intellectualism

We are entrenched in a post-truth, “alternative facts” reality. The evidence is most clear in American politics, but it can be seen in all avenues of life. Not only do we face malicious disinformation, we also encounter the continuing scourge of wealth inequality, a poisonous reintroduction of white … [Read more...]

Second annual ‘Cookies and Condoms’ event raises sexual awareness today

To raise awareness and emphasize the importance of strong sexual health, members of the organization People Respecting the Identity and Diversity of Everyone will host the second annual "Free HIV testing with Cookies and Condoms," event on Feb. 7 in the Clark Student Center as a part of activities … [Read more...]

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity … [Read more...]

UPB meeting discusses fun, future events

To discuss upcoming events in February, the University Programming Board held its bi-monthly meeting on Jan. 30. From hosting a Super Bowl party with the Residence Hall Association, to screening critically acclaimed film "Get Out" with the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Affairs, … [Read more...]

‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only … [Read more...]

Small audience attends Black Student Union’s showing of ‘They Are We’

The documentary They Are We, was shown in honor of Black History Month in Legacy's Multipurpose Room on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. There were only six people in the room and a few came and went throughout the film.Syreeta Greene, director of equity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs, discussed the … [Read more...]

MSU celebrates desegregation

OUR VIEW: Though MSU may not have been on the right side of history, we are now.Last week, a postmaster was sent out to announce the unveiling of a historical marker celebrating MSU's desegregation. Formerly known as Midwestern University, our campus did not allow black students to enroll until … [Read more...]

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

The Dallas Poetry Slam Team will be performing a two-hour feature on Feb. 18 at 2011 Bistro, beginning at 10 p.m. The event, Black Love, is focused on celebrating the month of love and Black History Month. Dallas Poetry Slam Team focuses on art and spoken word as more than just a show to entertain … [Read more...]

Black Student Union starts off Black History Month with ‘Actor or Activist’

In a room full of 30 students, Black Student Union hosted an event discussing the difference between actors and activists on Feb. 6 in Clark Student Center in the Comanche room.At the start of the discussion, students were asked to write what they believe activists and actors are. The students were … [Read more...]