‘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...]

Black Excellence Gala exceeds expectations

Although organizers expected 100 guests to attend, attendance at the Black Excellence Gala surpassed 117 guests. Black History Month committee members recognized faculty members at the Gala as planned, along with one student was also recognized as a last-minute decision. Shayla Owens, business … [Read more...]

Social reform: It starts with a conversation

In the corner of the food court, three students sat around a table decorating yellow cards with words that best described who they were. In that moment, they were not thinking about a label or stereotype that others may put them under. This activity encouraged the students to forget about what … [Read more...]

Speaker to offer new perspective on American history

The spring Speakers and Issues Series will begin with a talk by Edward Countryman, history professor at Southern Methodist University, on March 24. Countryman will discuss his book, “Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era.” Whitney Snow, assistant professor of history, … [Read more...]

Poet ’empowers’ students to be unique

Poet ends Black History Month with powerful message from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Students gathered in the Atrium for an adventure in spoken word. The night's entertainment included local artists and student performers and the show was interrupted by an unexpected twist . The night's … [Read more...]

NAACP president apologizes for Classy Affair

Music and poetry have both played a substantial role in the development of black culture throughout the decades. Both have always served as a venue through which black people could express the struggles and hardships of life in America. Music and poetry have given voices to the voiceless and faces … [Read more...]