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Third Annual Black Homecoming

Third Annual Black Homecoming

Alejandro Lopez

October 18, 2018

From Oct. 15 through Oct. 21, predominantly black organizations will come together to host the third-annual Black Homecoming, a week full of events open to all UTSA students. Two organizations are in charge of Black Homecoming, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...

Marching On

Marching On

Alejandro Lopez

January 18, 2018

‘Runners participate in the 31st San Antonio MLK March   The city of San Antonio commemorated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting its annual march on Monday. This year’s MLK March also celebrated the 50th anniversary of San Antonio’s first March for Justice, organized by the ...

White nationalist activity under investigation

White nationalist activity  under investigation

Gaige Davila

December 6, 2017

In light of the white supremacist group Patriot Front’s hanging of a banner on UTSA’s main campus, UTSA Police Chief Gerald Lewis says campus police are prepared if more incidents occur, including if Patriot Front or other extremist groups demonstrated physically on campus. “We have to respec...

#UTSAUnited: student organizations respond

#UTSAUnited: student organizations respond

Vincent Valdez

November 29, 2017

Ten student organizations, led by the UTSA NAACP chapter, organized to draft a letter calling for an administrative response to a white nationalist banner hung outside the University Center. The white nationalist group Patriot Front claimed responsibility on Twitter, posting two photos of two separate...

Patriot Front Targets UTSA

Patriot Front Targets UTSA

Gaige Davila

November 24, 2017

Patriot Front, a national white supremacist organization, has claimed responsibility via Twitter for the unauthorized display of a banner over the UC Paseo (Main Campus) on Nov. 16. Similar banners and flyers were posted on other area campuses. Flyers were posted at Northwest Vista College in San...

Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

Kat Joseph and Mackenzie Dyer

November 8, 2017

Black Student Leadership Council and NAACP hosted a breast cancer awareness fashion show during Black Homecoming Week.   Videographers- Mackenzie Dyer and Asia Williams Video editor- Kat Joseph   Check out other videos from The Paisano. Subscribe to keep up with sports reports, n...

NAACP and BSLC host second annual Black Homecoming

NAACP and BSLC host second annual Black Homecoming

Heather Montoya

November 8, 2017

Organizations focus on promoting the black community. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, predominantly black organizations came together to host the second annual Black Homecoming, a week full of events open to all UTSA students. Two organizations are in charge of Black Homecoming, the National Association for the ...

The Rules of Assembly

The Rules of Assembly

Enrique Bonilla and Heather Montoya

October 12, 2017

Last week, UTSA’s main campus was a robust example of what the American college experience should be: a place where discussion is welcome, didactic and communal. UTSA National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) members and other students demonstrated against injustices regarding t...

NAACP crowns this year’s royal winners

NAACP crowns this year’s royal winners

Taiwo Adepoju

November 30, 2016

“If we could do anything to acknowledge people and the good things they are doing in the community, then we should,” said Kayla Solomon, fundraising chair for the NAACP Youth and College division chapter at UTSA, about the two winners of the Black Royalty Court. The Black Royalty Court, an event created by...

#BeyondtheHashtag: silent protest in the Sombrilla

#BeyondtheHashtag: silent protest in the Sombrilla

Isaac Serna

October 12, 2016

On Oct. 6, UTSA students and local activists converged in the Sombrilla with duct tape over their mouths and brandished signs with photos of black Americans who lost their lives in episodes of police brutality throughout the country. The UTSA chapter of NAACP organized a silent protest at the Somb...

Local activists engage, register voters at hip-hop show

Local activists engage, register voters at hip-hop show

Brady T. Phelps

September 21, 2016

“I don’t vote,” said one uninterested passerby. “It doesn’t matter anyways, right?” This is the type of attitude that representatives of local community-based organizations like MOVE San Antonio–and other individuals committed to increasing political participation–are trying to change as they en...

Mizzou Student Athletes Vow to Boycott Games, Oust President

November 18, 2015

Photo Courtesy of the NAACP chapter at UTSA The 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. exacerbated racial tensions in the state and thrust the nearby University of Missouri (Mizzou) into the national spotlight. Recently, the institution has been surrounded by s...