September 29, 2020
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 5:18 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 1:22 pm THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN IS HERE
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 8:00 am Get on the Horn: Rams Week 3 Preview vs Buffalo Bills
  • 8:00 am The Lightning Rod: Chargers-Panthers Preview
  • 8:00 am Disney’s “Mulan:” A Woeful Warrior Adaptation
  • 8:00 am Hey There COVID-19, You Still Out There?
  • 8:00 am Pros and Cons to Virtual Instruction
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By Melanie Gerner, Staff Reporter

The Rose Black Resource Center’s (RBRC) “Welcome Black” virtual mixer Friday was small but mighty. Conversations ranged from family and finance to 2020 ballot propositions and virtual community building through the RBRC Facebook Group Page.  

Catherine Jermany, the center’s director, emphasized that even though its office in the LSU is closed due to the pandemic, the RBRC’s mission to build community, engagement and connection will continue.

“Usually students will just come in and talk about what’s going on,” said Jermany. “It’s tough, a lot of our resources are in person, so during this transition we are trying to connect with students.”

During the two hour and 15-minute mixer, which the center holds at the beginning of each fall semester, Jermany encouraged  attendees to reach out and make an appointment with her, “just to talk.”

The center, which was launched in 2017, was created by and for students with the purpose of  “improving Black student enrollment and graduation rates at CSUDH,” according to its website. The center offers Black students multiple  resources including  academic advising, basic needs referrals , career counseling, mentorship and community engagement through cultural events. 

“We want to reflect the Black experience and Black culture at our events,” Jermany said.

Center mission more important than ever

Amidst the social unrest and the overreaching uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the RBRC remains steadfast in its dedication to uplift black voices, spotlight Black culture and support Black students at CSUDH.

That is why the center holds a range of events from the fun (paint nights and watch parties) and creative (poetry slams), to the scholastic (a McNair Scholars’ workshop this month) and pragmatic (financial literary programs).

But the focus is on support and building community, both between Black students, faculty and staff on campus, but also with the CSUDH family. Two events this month exemplify that: TRIBE, a Black men’s weekly discussion group that will hold meetings beginning Sept. 10, and a Sept. 30 workshop, “To Allyship and Beyond.”

The latter, Jermany said, “is geared for allies but also for those who want to be part of the conversation about how to help others understand what we need as Black people.”
For more information visit here, or email BRC@csudh.edu, call (310) 243-3668

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