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MSU celebrates desegregation

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

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 Brown vs. ...

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

Robin Reid

February 15, 2017

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 gu...

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

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

Zoie Flores

February 8, 2017

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 very ...

Black Excellence Gala exceeds expectations

Black Excellence Gala exceeds expectations

Rutth Mercado

March 2, 2016

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 managemen...

Social reform: It starts with a conversation

Emily Carroll

February 24, 2016

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 society sa...

Speaker to offer new perspective on American history

Chris Marten

March 23, 2015

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,...

Poet ’empowers’ students to be unique

Elascha Davila-Hicks

March 1, 2015

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 headliner...

NAACP president apologizes for Classy Affair

NAACP president apologizes for Classy Affair

The Wichitan

March 4, 2014

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 to the facel...

Students experience African culture

miguel jaime

March 4, 2014

Saakumu Dance from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Students were able to sing and dance in Comanche with the three-time award winning Saakuma dance troupe. The dance group originates from Ghana and travels throughout the United States to share their lifestyles with others. “Were here as part of...

NAACP sit-in falls short

The Wichitan

February 25, 2014

Nearly a surprise to the dining staff and to the students in the dining hall, the NAACP student chapter held a sit-in on Monday, Feb 25, a sit-in set up to be something educational. The intention was to represent the sit-in that occurred in 1960 when four African-American men sat in a whites only...

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