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Black women have their say about being a Black woman | Together We Rise

Four Black women and a teenager share their account of life in a world where they experience maligning and are considered angry.

Marvin Hurst, Mat Gaskins

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The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum was an empty room until four Black women and a 16-year-old girl filled the space with their stories. 

As a part of a new series at KENS 5 called 'Together We Rise,' the five shared the challenges of being a Black woman.

'Together We Rise' results from a months-long conversation about South Texas's racial issues.  The series pledges to shine a light on topics that may divide our community to find the pathway to uniting us. 

Here are the challenges confronted by a local basketball coach and educator, a public relations maven and activist,  a businesswoman, San Antonio's first African-American poet laureate, and a senior in high school.