Save the Date for 2016 Annual Bus Tour of Black LA

Join the LACCD Black Faculty & Staff Association in one of its biggest Black History Month culminating highlights of the year!  reserve your spot now for the 3rd Annual African American Heritage Bus Tour of Los Angeles on Friday, February 27, 2016.  The bus will leave from LATTC at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.Continue reading “Save the Date for 2016 Annual Bus Tour of Black LA”

A Legacy Moving Forward

By Jasmine Phillips, Counselor LATTC As I looked around the room, I was proud to see these new, yet familiar faces.  As with tradition, we blessed our food and broke bread to open this gathering; and I knew it would be a wonderful semester. The first Umoja meeting of the year demonstrated the deep bond from studentsContinue reading “A Legacy Moving Forward”

Oct 13th Unveiling of Haiti Bound Fire Truck

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 destroyed many structures, including entire hospitals and other medical facilities. Since then, some fires that started were simply left to burn out due to lack of resources. Coordinated by Fire Capt. Jonathan Bowers of the Los Angeles County Stentorians, a chapter of the International AssociationContinue reading “Oct 13th Unveiling of Haiti Bound Fire Truck”

Reception for Sydney Kamlager

On Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Community Colleges District Black Faculty & Staff Association will have a reception for the new LACCD Trustee, Sydney Kamlager.   For a flyer, please click here. About Sydney Kamlager Sydney K. Kamlager was elected to the Board of Trustees in March of 2015. She is currentlyContinue reading “Reception for Sydney Kamlager”

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”

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”

Happy Retirement for Abbie Patterson

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, in the penthouse ballroom overlooking the south bay–at the Doubletree Hilton in Torrance, California–family, colleagues, and friends of Abbie Patterson celebrated her 37 years in education.  Corey Rodgers, dean of admissions and records of Harbor College was the master of ceremonies.  Pastor Charles Williams from Grace Chapel gave the invocationContinue reading “Happy Retirement for Abbie Patterson”

California Community Colleges’ Smooth Pathway to HBCUs

It has been a hard and long road to ensuring that students have a smooth transition from community colleges to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  In 2008, led by Dr. Yasmin Delahoussaye,  previous president of Southwest College and former vice chancellor of the Los Angeles Community Colleges District, and under the guise of theContinue reading “California Community Colleges’ Smooth Pathway to HBCUs”

Going Black in Time

On Friday, February 27, 2015 from 8 am to 4 pm, join the LACCD Black Faculty & Staff Association on a bus day trip to the past.  It’s the Black Heritage Tour of Los Angeles designed especially for LACCD faculty, staff, and students! Discover the 1781 African connection to the founding of Los Angeles; travelContinue reading “Going Black in Time”