The Wichitan

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

black out photograph

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

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 blackout photograph, wearing all black attire.  Jamilah Kangudja, a graduate student of educational leadership 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

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

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. Should I stand because I am a product of a black and white couple, or should I kneel in fear of no...

Get involved in social movements

The Wichitan

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 they received more than 300 signatures – to Stephen Santellana, mayor of Wichita Falls, asking ...

I am a black woman and I am afraid

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

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 to die. I am tired of a system that claims to protect and serve, but does the opposite. I am t...

Freedom of speech vs. mockery

The Wichitan

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 to win 25 possible Homecoming points and earn bragging rights across campus. During their performance, ...

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

The Wichitan

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 if I am around with the assumption that I am uneducated and waiting to feed off the “white man...

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