English Professor Rachel Williams Promotes the Arts at West LA College

Professor Rachel Williams, a tenured faculty member in the Language Arts Division at West Los Angeles College, is passionate about the arts and education.  She has dedicated her time and efforts to promoting students’ global awareness and intellectual and cultural development through major academic and cultural arts enrichment programs that have attracted hundreds of people,…

7th Annual Pan-African Studies Forum at CSULA with Dr. Cornel West

The LACCD BFSA supported the Department of Pan-African Studies’ 7th Annual Forum celebrating 45 years of its program.  The theme of the program was “The Indispensability of Black Studies for Understanding the Falsity of Post-Racialism.”  Dr. Cornel West was the featured speaker.  CSULA’s Pan-African Studies department has been involved in a recent struggle to make…

LATTC’s Umoja Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony

Umoja, a Kiswahili word meaning unity, is a culturally responsive learning community and student support service dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.  This year marks the program’s second annual Spring Induction Ceremony, where students make a pledge toward personal and academic excellence.  Students who have been selected…

2014 LACCD Black Graduation Celebration

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the 2014 Los Angeles Community Colleges District Black Graduation Celebration took place at Cougar Field at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC). This year’s theme was “A Cultural Celebration of Academic Achievement.” This year’s committee was co-chaired by Dr. Tangelia Alfred and  Chauncine Stewart.  All nine of the Los Angeles Community…

Chocolate Storytime Premiers at La Pintoresca Library

On the last day of Black History Month 2014, Dr. Ayesha Randall, interim vice president of LACCD BFSA and education instructor at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, premiered her first Chocolate Storytime at La Pintoresca Library in Pasadena, California. Chocolate Storytime is set in a positive and affirming environment that includes fun with books and stories,…

Pasadena Black History Parade 2014

Please join the Los Angeles Community College District Black Faculty and Staff Association at the City of Pasadena’s 32nd Annual Black History Parade and Festival on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10am to 4pm.  It is one of the biggest and longest-running Black history parades in California. Our black history parades highlight African history, African-American culture,…

Black History Bus Tour

On Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, discover the 1781 African connection to the founding of Los Angeles; travel to the Bridget “Biddy” Mason Memorial and learn the history about the first African-American—a former slave—to purchase land in Los Angeles; learn about the history of the Watts Tower; view the Mother…

President Tom Stevens of LATTC (1933-2013)

In commemoration of the service of the longest serving community college president in the Los Angeles Community Colleges District’s history as well as in the state of California–from 1976 to 1995 (19 years)–the faculty and staff of LA Trade-Technical College honored former Los Angeles Trade-Technical College president, Thomas Lorenzo Stevens, Jr. on Tuesday, May 7,…

Juneteenth 2012 at Trade

Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19th to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. This day is an opportunity for people to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States.  The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Black Faculty & Staff Association…