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A source of strength: Celebrating Black History Month

Santiago Elizondo, Contributing writer February 12, 2021

Black History Month was created to remember important individuals and events in Black history. Black History Month originally began as Negro History Week, created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African...

Lecturer hosts book discussion on ‘Black Fortunes’

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

Senior lecturer and Director of African American Studies Karla Broadus partnered with the San Antonio Public Library’s Igo Branch to support Black History Month, presenting a lecture on a new book by...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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: week four

Black History Month: week four

Kimiya Factory February 28, 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...

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Black History Month: week three

Kimiya Factory February 21, 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...

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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...

Members of the UTSA chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity pose at an organized social event. Photo Courtesy of Brittney Tisdale

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...

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...

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