First CCC Student to Use HBCU Transfer Guarantee

Clarnetta Madden’s original objective was to obtain her Associate Degree (AA-T) and transfer to a California State University for the fall 2015 semester.  However, in March, her professor at Norco College, Raul Madrid, informed the class about a new Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Guarantee Transfer Program for California Community College students.  As aContinue reading “First CCC Student to Use HBCU Transfer Guarantee”

Long Beach City College to Hire New Faculty

Long Beach City College plans to hire 27 new faculty members and increase the assignments of dozens of staff positions that were previously reduced as a result of the recession. The College will spend $3.6 million to hire new faculty and increase the assignments for many staff members whose jobs had been reduced, LBCC PresidentContinue reading “Long Beach City College to Hire New Faculty”

Ida B. Wells’s 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder

Today, Thursday, July 16, 2015, Google is honoring the 153rd birthday of civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist, Ida B. Wells, with a Doodle of her typing away on typewriter with a piece of luggage by her side. In a tribute to Wells, Google wrote, “She was a fierce opponent of segregation and wrote prolificallyContinue reading “Ida B. Wells’s 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder”

Henry Louis Gates Visits Trade

The Trade Tech Library lined up some filming for PBS, and as it turned out, their guest was one of BFSA’s favorite black intellectuals–Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University–Henry Louis Gates! Gates is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, andContinue reading “Henry Louis Gates Visits Trade”

Sydney Kamlager at Trade July 11th

One of the newly-elected LACCD Board of Trustees members, Sydney Kamlager, the District Director for State Senator Holly Mitchell and a long-time early childcare advocate who worked at the non-profit, Crystal Stairs, will have her Community Swearing-in this Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 pm.  The ceremony will take place in the historic, Steven’s Square, namedContinue reading “Sydney Kamlager at Trade July 11th”