Social Involvement as a Retention Model

By:  The Curious Counselor As an educator and student services professional, the recent onslaught of violence against African-American youth, particularly males, has created a quandary of sorts as we begin another academic year. I find it immensely important to critically examine the retention and persistence policies in community colleges as a solution to the harsh perceptionsContinue reading “Social Involvement as a Retention Model”

California Red Tails to Fly Over Allensworth for Juneteenth Celebration

Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park is the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans.  On June 14, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friends of Allensworth will host its annual Juneteenth celebration. When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Where: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Juneteenth is theContinue reading “California Red Tails to Fly Over Allensworth for Juneteenth Celebration”

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 CommunityContinue reading “2014 LACCD Black Graduation Celebration”

Pasadena Black History Parade 2014

Please join the Los Angeles Community Colleges 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,Continue reading “Pasadena Black History Parade 2014”

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 MotherContinue reading “Black History Bus Tour”

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 AssociationContinue reading “Juneteenth 2012 at Trade”

The Etymology of “Picnic”

Several LATTC BFSA meetings ago, some members were concerned about using the term, “picnic” in describing our Juneteenth celebration.  Etymologists dismiss the claim that the word picnic derived from events in which blacks were lynched, and online sources like Snopes and Urban Legends support those claims. However, the response from Dr. David Pilgrim, sociology professor and curatorContinue reading “The Etymology of “Picnic””

Father’s Day at Trade

LA Trade Tech’s culinary arts graduate, Roosevelt Johnson, a GAIN/CalWorks participant and father of 4 sons, was the student speaker for the LATTC graduation, emcee for the Black History Month Village, and was featured on NBC on Friday, June 15, 2012 as one of their Fathers’ Day success stories.  Thanks to Linda Cole, LATTC GAIN/CalWorksContinue reading “Father’s Day at Trade”

2012 LACCD Black Graduation Celebration

On May 31, 2012, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College hosted the 2nd Annual Black Graduation Celebration.  Over 500 attendees came out to LACCD’s 2nd Annual Black Graduation Celebration held this year at LA Trade Tech College.  The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed their Associate’sContinue reading “2012 LACCD Black Graduation Celebration”

Spring Fling 2012 Membership Drive

LATTC BFSA President Coach Richard Wells and Vice President, Linda Cole held Trade’s First Annual Spring Fling Membership Drive with over 40 guests present.  Current and potential members were provided information from the Faculty Union Guild President Carole Anderson and Staff Chapter President Lori Hunter.  Also, Academic Senate President Lourdes Brent updated the group on the latest information regarding the FoundationContinue reading “Spring Fling 2012 Membership Drive”