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Sigma Gamma Rho hosts

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...

UTSA students carry a banner during the 31st annual San Antonio MLK March.
Courtesy of Alejandro Lopez/The Paisano

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...

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...

Student stands to voice their opinion of the white nationalist banner hung on campus. Vincent Valdez/The Paisano

#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...

Student stands to voice their opinion of the white nationalist banner hung on campus. Vincent Valdez/The Paisano

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...

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...

The National Black Law Student Association poses at their Know Your Rights Event.
Photo Courtesy of Ana Peli, The National Black Law Student Association

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...

A Black Lives Matters protest marches through downtown St. Louis. Enrique Bonilla/The Paisano

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...

The Black Royalty Court, an event created by the NAACP, recently crowned Jessica Givens and Andreall Meyer.
Courtesy of NAACP

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...

#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...

Sterling Green performs as the headliner for the event he helped organize to encourage political participation. Photos by Brady Phelps

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...

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...

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