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?
Every Wednesday members of Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) circle around Pan African Student Success Center room to discuss upcoming events and the importance of brotherhood. On February 18th at 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the SMSU theater, the student African American brotherhood organization will be a having jazz night event that is themed around the Harlem Renaissance. The SAAB organization advocates brotherhood, academic achievement, and community service at the CSUSB campus, this organization embraces young men of color no matter their background and their biggest mission is to come together and form a forever bond in the name of unity and brotherhood. “We want individuals … [Read more...] about Student African American Brotherhood: Upcoming event, sense of unity and self-discovery