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Music

Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album Album Review

By Michael KaiserMusic Journalist Every great movie needs an equally great soundtrack, and "Judas and the Black Messiah" provides just that. "Judas" is a recently-released biographical movie that focuses on the American activist and chairman of the Chicago Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya). William O’Neal (played by Lakeith Stanfield) is caught driving a stolen car across state lines and must choose between losing his freedom or […]

todayMarch 12, 2021 62

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KTSW Loves: Black Student Alliance

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor  The Black Student Alliance is an organization at Texas State University focused on welcoming and supporting incoming black students. The organization has contributed to the growing diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus and is dedicated to monitoring and spreading knowledge on a variety of issues.   I was able to interview Vice President Vanessa Thibodeaux to discuss the Black Student Alliance and how it has been […]

todayAugust 28, 2020 12

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Lifestyle

A Lookback on the First Part of 2020

By Jess BazalduaWeb Content Contributor We rang in the new year with such high expectations, and everything went downhill from there. From the prevalence of COVID-19 to disasters of apocalyptic proportions, events between January and July 2020 appeared to stem from the Book of Revelations. Has this year already been the worst for Millennials and Generation Z, or has a new perspective shifted the qualifications for something terrible? While we […]

todayAugust 8, 2020

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Lifestyle

7 Ways You Can Support Black-Owned Businesses

By Brittany AndersonAssistant Web Content Manager When looking at systemic problems like gentrification, the racial wealth gap, the historic effects of redlining and so much more faced by the Black community, it’s undeniable that supporting Black-owned businesses is incredibly important— especially now, in the midst of a pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71FmkfENYDI Put your money where your mouth is: these are seven ways that will easily help you support Black-owned businesses in your […]

todayJuly 22, 2020 9

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Entertainment

Black Stories: Underrated Films-List

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor It’s no secret that Black issues have always been a taboo topic within mainstream media, and that has caused a lot of genius films to be swept under the rug by the general public. However, with the Black Lives Matter movement more prevalent than ever, some of these hidden gems have reemerged into the public eye and are receiving the praise they deserve. Alike in […]

todayJuly 13, 2020 61

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Lifestyle

The Color of Drugs

By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor Drugs can have a major impact on any community or individual; however, when it comes to drug policy in America, it is typically aimed at minority groups. With the current social climate, it brings into question how we can move forward as a country. This question brought me back to thinking about how important it is to look into the laws and practices of this […]

todayJuly 13, 2020 21

A List of Petitions to Sign to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

Lifestyle

A List of Petitions to Sign to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager Signing petitions to support the Black Lives Matter movement has proven to reach tangible goals. After the Justice for George Floyd petition reached millions of signatures, the officers involved with Floyd’s death were all arrested. After Ahmaud Arbery’s death, a petition was created to pass hate crime legislation and it was successful. Those who target victims based on race will now face more severe […]

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Entertainment

Five Black Female Content Creators You Should Be Following

By Brittany AndersonAssistant Web Content Manager Right now, many people are asking how they can be more involved in educating themselves on matters of social injustice. An easy way to start is with your acknowledgement and avid support of those in the Black community on social media. Following the work of Black activists and supporting their message is incredibly important— but the same can be said for Black writers, comedians, […]

todayJuly 10, 2020 18

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Web Content

The Meaning of Juneteenth

By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor For many black Americans, Juneteenth has become a second Independence Day. The celebration of Juneteenth is a staple in many black communities. However, knowledge of this important celebration does not always reach every member, especially young black children. Much like myself, many children grow up and discover this celebration and its meaning on their own. The history and importance of this holiday was not taught […]

todayJune 19, 2020 34

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