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”

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”

BFSA Members Featured in Aspirations to Achievement Men of Color Video

BFSA members, Dr. Marcia Wilson, Director of Workforce Development Programs and Grants and Elton Robinson, Department Chair of Cosmetology–both from Los Angeles Trade Technical College–are featured in Achieving the Dream’s “Aspirations to Achievement:   Men of Color and Community College” video, which brings together data about the engagement and attainment of Latinos and Black malesContinue reading “BFSA Members Featured in Aspirations to Achievement Men of Color Video”

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American citizens throughout the United States. It was on June 19th, that the UnionContinue reading “Celebrating Juneteenth”

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”

Ruby Dee Dead at 91: Legendary Stage and Screen Actress — and Civil Rights Leader

New York Daily News reports:  Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer anyContinue reading “Ruby Dee Dead at 91: Legendary Stage and Screen Actress — and Civil Rights Leader”

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 makeContinue reading “7th Annual Pan-African Studies Forum at CSULA with Dr. Cornel West”

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”