The Paisano

Big Sis Advice: Black Entrepreneurs = Y.O.U.

Big Sis Advice: Black Entrepreneurs = Y.O.U.

Kimiya Factory

February 26, 2019

Growing up, the only black entrepreneurs that I was ever aware of were famous. Actors like Will Smith, singers like Beyoncé and talk show hosts like Oprah Winfrey; and even then they were just..wealthy, famous and black in my young opinion. If you asked me what the CEO of a million dollar company looked...

Big Sis: Dating a black girl

Big Sis: Dating a black girl

Kimiya Factory

February 20, 2019

To be completely honest, I was shaking my head while writing that title. Shaking my head more so at the fact that ‘dating a black girl’ has to be a thing. Trying sushi, going to yoga classes, being in college; those are all things. The race that a human being identifies as constantly being a factor i...

Big Sis Black History Month: My Hair Journey

Big Sis Black History Month: My Hair Journey

Kimiya Factory

February 13, 2019

I remember my scalp burning; that meant the relaxer was working. I never sweat it though. “Beauty is pain,” I would tell myself as I imagined the admiring looks I’d get in the hallways. My hair would finally be straight and I would fit in at school. Curls and frizz were never in, and I could see...

Big sis advice: A tribute

Big sis advice: A tribute

paisano.online1

February 6, 2019

The moss that swing on the trees of the south still feel the fingertips of slaves that hugged them in the night; desperate to find the direction of the north. A mother’s swollen breast leaks milk for a child that she hates to love. Masters child. A young boy’s scars fresh from the lash ooze an...

In conclusion

Kenyatta Battle

February 28, 2018

With Black History Month’s conclusion, I feel it is important to reflect on its impact. It should not just be viewed as important for African Americans. No, it should be considered important to all Americans. Black History Month is a time when African Americans are recognized for their numerous acco...

Black History Month: week four

Black History Month: week four

Kimiya Factory

February 27, 2018

Here we are at the end of an amazing month, abundant with historical and present examples of black bliss. It is incredibly hard to completely capture every crack and crease of such a colorful story, but in my opinion, I saved one of the best for last. Get ready for your mouth to water, because I’m a...

Black History Month: week three

Black History Month: week three

Kimiya Factory

February 20, 2018

Imagine; the only time that your race is credited with owning a business or being successful is when it’s associated with bars, nightclubs or drug dealing. It isn’t until you grow older that you realize black business owners hold some of the highest seats in corporate positions, and that there is...

State of the Union – Valentine’s Day and Black History

State of the Union – Valentine’s Day and Black History

Kimiya Factory

February 14, 2018

Is it a coincidence that Valentine’s day and black history share the same month? I suppose that’s one’s own opinion, but since both topics are current can we talk about black love? I know it’s not just me who notices Hollywood portrayals of black love are either single mothers with deadbeat fathers...

The history of black brother and sisterhood in America

The history of black brother and sisterhood in America

Kenyatta Battle

February 14, 2018

During Black History Month, UTSA will host a panel for Black History Month discussing the importance of black fraternities’ and sororities’ history and importance. Organized by Karla Broadus, UTSA director of African American studies and senior lecturer in the interdisciplinary learning and teaching...

Black History Month: Week One

Black History Month: Week One

Kimiya Factory

February 7, 2018

I am   here to change the narrative of a culture. To feed the cultural soul of the eyes that race along this black history column. Welcome to our story. the person with skin kissed by brown descent. a silent stroke among others on a canvas embodying minority, who always have to prove ou...

What is #BlackLivesMatter

Kat Joseph and Ricardo Rodriguez

April 10, 2017

Ricardo joins the African American Studies Advisory Board at UTSA to discuss their definition of Black Lives Matter. Check out more videos on our Youtube channel.

The Story of Claudette Colvin

The Story of Claudette Colvin

Carlos Hughes

February 23, 2017

Arriving every February, Black History month is an annual celebration of the achievements and culture of African Americans in U.S. History. First started in 1976 under Gerald Ford’s presidency with a call on the public “to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of b...