KTSW’s Multimedia Director Opens Up About Being a Black Man in America

By Holly Henrichsen
Web Content Manager

 

Tafari Robertson is KTSW’s multimedia director. As multimedia director, Robertson oversees all of the visual content that goes on the KTSW blog and social media. For International Men’s Day, I sat down with Robertson to talk about the issues that black men, and men in general, face in society today.

Robertson started the Pan African Action Committee with a few friends to better represent students of color at Texas State University.

Tafari Robertson (left) speaks about the 2016 presidential election on KTSW 89.9 with Ian Coleman (right).
Tafari Robertson (left) speaks about the 2016 presidential election on KTSW 89.9 with Ian Coleman (right).

“There’s no Latin studies program or black studies program that a lot of other universities have,” Robertson said. “Basically, we made the Pan African Action Committee to just be an active group of students to put pressure on those sort of issues and do whatever work we could do as students to make those better.”

Robertson has been growing his dreadlocks since he was about two years old and has never really considered cutting them.

We discussed his role models, and Dev Hines of Blood Orange is the first that came to mind.

“He’s probably one of the first major musicians that I saw that I felt like I really connected with on a musical level,” Robertson said.

KTSW will be having 24 hours of special content, including interviews with the other male directors. Tune into KTSW 89.9 for interviews and shows all about men.

Holly Henrichsen

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s