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Justice for Breonna Taylor Rally

Breonna Taylor sign
Commemoration of Breonna Taylor's life as well as the countless other lives lost to injustice.
October 9, 2020

Breonna Taylor, 26-year-old EMT, was in her home with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when officers, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, in what has been described as a “botched raid”,...

#BlackatMSUTexas

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Black students share stories of racism on Twitter hashtag.
October 9, 2020

Following the country's response to the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020, the leaders of the Black Student Coalition, including Jamilah Kangudja, educational leadership graduate and Black Student...

“Black excellence, Black empowerment, Black success” exemplified by black out photograph

black out photograph
September 16, 2020

To help create a sense of unity in students who are part of the Black campus community, members of the Black Student Union and other Black student organizations gathered together on Sept. 10 to take a...

Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel
June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict....

Get involved in social movements

April 10, 2018

OUR VIEW: We urge students to stand and fight for principles they believe in. With a student group in professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class submitting a petition – in which...

I am a black woman and I am afraid

November 9, 2016

I am a black woman living in America, and everyday I am tired and afraid. I am tired of the justice system telling me that young men like Tamir Rice and Michael Brown did questionable things, so they deserved...

Freedom of speech vs. mockery

November 2, 2016

OUR VIEW: Standing for the national anthem is freedom of speech, not mockery of our country. Last Monday, the annual lip sync competition took place in Akin Auditorium, where 14 organizations competed...

I’m black. This will not be a place I call home.

January 27, 2016

I will lose out on job opportunities. I will be called hurtful names, especially since I am a black, dark-skinned woman. People will suspect I want to steal from them and they will hold onto their purses...

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