The month of February becomes an exciting time for the CSUSB campus as the institution goes all out to celebrate Black History Month. Pan-African clubs, organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators have all put in a lot of work and time to make events this month a success. One of the most important assets in the planning was the student input and collaboration with people of other cultural clubs. This eventful time kicked off with a Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association meeting on February 4 to go over the extensive calendar for this month. “This calendar is out and widely publicized…the committee worked very hard to put this together and very rapidly,” said BFSSA … [Read more...] about Campus’ plans for Black History Month
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?
By Mike Sessions |Staff Writer| Hip hop has contributed to the world as one of the most unique music cultures since the 1970’s. CSUSB’s Black Student Union recently hosted the annual My Love For Hip-Hop show, a part of their Black History Month set of events. The host of the event, Eddie Hewitt, recapped, “My Love For Hip-Hop is an event that celebrates hip hop history and its impact on culture. This year we did it through games, local artist performances and video clips.” The Events Center was in for a night full of those very performances, from artists around the Inland Empire, including fun games for the audience to participate in. Upon entering, you saw the stage … [Read more...] about BSU tops off Black History Month with some hip-hop lovin’