Black and a Thespian

UT NABJ presents our latest project, a video series of what it means to be black in America. Each episode will highlight alternative images of blackness and shine a light on black individuals excelling in positions not often portrayed in the media. This week’s episode was shot by UT junior Rachael Malonson.  The Oscars have got everyone…

Dear Justice Scalia,

Dear Justice Scalia, The students of the National Association of Black Journalists chapter at The University of Texas feel compelled to let you know that your comments regarding blacks attending high-ranked universities are not only backwards, but regressive and racist. Each and every one of us, black students, have worked very hard to get into…

NABJ’s Luqman Adeniyi’s Latest at the Texas Tribune

Check out some great reporting by our vice president Luqman Adeniyi for the Texas Tribune. Lawyers in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s ongoing securities fraud case have fired back against special prosecutors in the latest in a series of back-and-forth court filings. Check out the rest of the story here    

NABJ Visits Davis High School

On April 7th 2014, UT NABJ members went to Davis High School to speak with journalism students who are preparing to enter college. To start off, we allowed the students to introduce themselves and share their main interest in journalism. After introductions, members informed students on the School of Journalism’s current curriculum and what they…

Hot Topic: President Obama

Next week’s meeting is gonna be a good one! Join NABJ for our Hot Topic discussion on President Barack Obama just a few weeks before he comes to campus to speak at the Civil Rights Summit. See you there!

Modern Day Blackface?

Former Tweeter, @KaytlinTheGreat, posted this picture of herself on Twitter Monday 2/19 with the statement “#BlackPeopleAwarenessMonth.” From her other pictures it’s clear that she is a Caucasian woman. The image went viral and “Black Twitter” lashed back at Kaytlin, claiming that she was portraying blackface. Kaytlin replied, “I’m not even going to look at my…

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2013!

Today we not only celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but also the second inauguration of our first African American president, Barack Obama. Today marks another pivotal day in history for African Americans.

Walk to West Campus: Standing in Solidarity against Racism and Hate

Walk to West Campus: Standing in Solidarity Against Racism and Hate Nia Wesley   Students of all races united on Oct. 2nd in protest of reoccurring racist and discriminatory acts in West Campus further known as “bleach bombing”. Organized by former University of Texas at Austin student, Chas Moore, the march began at the MLK Statue…

Welcome Meeting!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to the meeting tonight! If you couldn’t make it, look out for the recap meeting coming soon under the “MINUTES” tab! -UT NABJ

Looking for Amir Jennings

Haven’t heard of this handsome little black boy? Amir Jennings of Columbia, South Carolina has been missing for nearly one year, and while his disappearance isn’t new to the nation, the lack of news outlets covering this child gone missing raises the question, why?