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Black Graduation lets graduates shine

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November 24, 2020

When MSU Texas hosts the official virtual Fall 2020 graduation commencement ceremony, it won't be the only graduation to take place this semester. Different cultural organizations host their own graduations...

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....

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

To close out the 2018 Caribfest, dozens of students attend the Glow Fete in the Comanachee Suits in the Clark Student Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Photo by Rebecca Writing
October 8, 2018

The rain that sent people running for cover could not put out the light of the Glow Fete that closed out the Caribbean Student Organizations 2018 Caribfest Saturday, Oct. 6 and ran through 2 a.m. Sunday,...

Black Excellence Pageant postponed to April

March 6, 2018

While students rejoiced at the two extra days of holiday due to recent inclement weather, the storm put a damper on the Black Student Union’s plans for the staging of the Mr. and Ms. Black Excellence...

Students rush to see ‘Black Panther’

February 20, 2018

The smell of popcorn and hum of a crowd filled the Wichita Falls Cinemark Friday, Feb. 16 as the community congregated to see Marvel’s newest superhero movie, "Black Panther." While people waited...

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

Logan Cope, psychology senior, plays Jenga while waiting for the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social to begin on Feb. 1. Photo by Mia Heck
February 1, 2018

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...

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...

The Ferguson lesson: Black lives matter

Wadzanai Dzvurumi is a marketing sophomore.
January 27, 2015

The shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black teenager, has been a groundbreaking controversy for the past two months. The shooting continues to spark riots, protests and unrest in Ferguson,...

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