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On a white sheet of paper, the top is labeled “K-pop” with green, blue, pink, and orange colors next drawn into the words. On the left side of the paper, there are hands being held in the air with small hearts drawn around it. On the right side, a hand doing the formation of a heart is shown, also with an actual heart placed above the hand. In the middle of the paper is a black plus sign while on the bottom of the paper, “Black Culture” is written with the colors green, yellow, black, and red.


Black Culture’s Influence on K-pop

By Amaya Lewis News and Culture Assistant Throughout the past several years, K-pop has grown exponentially into a massive global phenomenon. Fans around the world have rallied to support their favorite artists in a genre known to produce catchy melodies, intricate choreography and showcase stunningly attractive musicians that spend many years learning how to sing and dance to perfection. Additionally, K-pop’s visible success is incredibly powerful in terms of increasing […]

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Roll Out the Red Carpet for These African American Actors

By Savannah Lopez Blog Content Contributor Since it is Black History Month, it is definitely time to recognize some of the most talented, up and coming African American actors of our generation. They are criminally underrated and long overdue for some recognition.   Caleb McLaughlin, who most people will know from his role as Lucas in the television show “Stranger Things." He has starred in "Stranger Things" since 2016, but […]

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Texas State kicks off Black History Month

By Maxwell Zaborowski  News Reporter    Texas State held two events commemorating Black History Month on Feb. 9 and 10. The first event was Texas State Men's Basketball Equality and Inclusion Awareness and Racism game for Black History Month. The other event was the Black History Month Kick Back held on the San Marcos campus.     Also known as African American History Month, Black History Month is a month-long […]

todayFebruary 16, 2023 35

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Weekly News Update: Feb. 5, 2023–Feb.11, 2023

By Preethi Mangadu and Jordan Young News & Culture Director and Chief Editor of News   Welcome to KTSW News’s first weekly update! This week we are covering Texas State honoring 60 years of desegregation and Black History Month, the San Marcos City Council renegotiating the current Meet and Confer agreement, the state of the union address and Governor Greg Abbott releasing a plan to ban TikTok. Texas State celebrates […]

todayFebruary 11, 2023 158 11

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Three Indie Games from Black Developers

By Hannah Walls Culture Assistant The gaming industry has exploded in the past few years and has become one of the largest and most profitable industries. Like any industry, this means the demand for game developers is extremely high at the moment. However, a 2021 summary report from the International Game Developer’s Association found that only 4% of game developers who responded to their survey identified as Black. Despite the […]

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Inventions by Black People that You Can’t Live Without

By Jemia Spence Web Content Contributor Black innovators have changed the way we live through their contribution of inventions. You’ve heard of famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin, and the phone. However, there are many other overlooked inventions by black people that make our daily lives easier. Three-Light Traffic Signal, Invented by Garrett Morgan in 1923 With just an elementary school education Black Inventor, Garrett Morgan, invented […]

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Celebrating Black Cinema of the 21st Century

By Hannah Brown Web Content Contributor Dating back to the inspirational influences and contributions from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas alike, February has cemented itself as the month of celebrating and recognizing the triumphs of African Americans throughout history. Audience members have been able to enjoy moving pictures since 1895. In 1903, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was the first film to feature a Black actor. Sidney Poitier, born in 1927, served […]

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The Importance of This Year’s [2022] Black History Month Theme

By Lea Mercado Web Content Assistant Manager As we enter February of 2022, Black History Month helps us kick off the new year again. Each year, a theme is selected to guide the public's awareness of issues disproportionately affecting Black individuals. Past themes have ranged from "Afro-American Scholars: Leaders, Activists and Writers," in 1993 to "The Crisis in Black Education" in 2012. Each theme provides a snapshot of history, just […]

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Black History Month Staff Picked Playlist

By Christopher Brocker Hip-Hop Music Director  Black History Month is a time to reflect on the great figures within the black diaspora but also to celebrate black culture itself. Our music staff has compiled a playlist dedicated to celebrating black artists and the culture. Each song has been chosen by a member of our staff that they wanted to highlight.   We’re also encouraging our listeners to support the local organizations below […]

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