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”

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 progam’s second annual Spring Induction Ceremony, where students make a pledge toward personal and academic excellence.  Students who have been selectedContinue reading “LATTC’s Umoja Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony”

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”

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,Continue reading “President Tom Stevens of LATTC (1933-2013)”

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”