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Black Women in Entertainment: Progress, Representation and Where We Are Going

By Caden ZieglerWeb Content Contributor Jasmine Ellis performing at the Empire Control Room & Garage. Photo courtesy of Steve Rogers Photography. Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone are all names we (should) know. They are a handful of successful and persistent black women in entertainment. Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin were singer/songwriters and civil rights activist who lived through the era. Many people […]

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How I Save Money and You Cantu

By Timia Cobb Web Content Contributor Hair is a big part of any woman's life, but for African-American women it’s more than that; it’s a identity and a major part of everyday life. A black woman’s hair requires care, attention and more hair products than any human should ever need. According to research done by Mintel in 2016, “...expenditures by Black consumers on haircare products are about $2.5 billion as […]

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What Black History Should Represent to Today’s Youth

By Piper BlakeWeb Content Contributor February is upon us and with it brings the start of Black History Month. Throughout this month, there are campus events planned that help promote the celebration of the African-American community. As a Caucasian woman I have never participated directly in Black History Month in fear I might insult those who have a reason to celebrate. Personally, I don’t believe I was taught how to […]

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Educate Yourself for Black History Month

By Hannah Holder Blog Content Contributor As a Caucasian woman, I will never truly understand racism. I have never been in a position where I felt I was being monitored because of my color. I have never been in a position where I felt I was being minimized because of my color. I have never felt oppression simply because of my color. However, I want to help fight against racism […]

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Movies To Watch During Black History Month

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Black History Month is upon us again. As a lover of all things black, I can’t think of a better time for me to indulge in films that celebrate black excellence and culture through different narratives. I encourage you to do the same, so here’s a list of films to get you started off for the month: Black Panther If you don’t plan to […]

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Black History Meets LGBTQ+ Rights

By Janessa Rutiaga Blog Content Contributor We all know that February is Black History month, and that we use it to celebrate prominent figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Harriet Tubman. However, there’s a sliver of black history which never gets the light it deserves. I’m talking about the revolutionary black leaders that paved way for the LGBTQ+ Society. The following three women are prominent black figures […]

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In the Public Interest

In the Public Interest Honors Black History Month

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” a term coined by Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially […]

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Texas State Hosts The Women of Color Forum

By DaLyah Jones News Reporter A Texas State administrative office hosted The Women of Color Forum Friday at the LBJ Student Center. The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion officials hosted the workshop in hopes to increase awareness of issues related to gender, race, privilege and vulnerability. Top Scholar Coordinator and graduate student Karina Ogulana said she has seen the positive effects of the forum. “We invite anyone who is […]

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In the Public Interest

Celebrating Black History Month with In the Public Interest

By Jacquelyn Carter In the Public Interest Host   Black History Month is the recognizing and celebration of people who identify as African American and/or come from African descent. The month showcases black history and black excellence from past to present.   Join your hosts, DaLyah Jones and Jacquelyn Carter, as they talk about their favorite leaders in the civil rights movement and the black perspective. This show includes live […]

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