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Upcoming Events

Work at CBCSA


Ever wanted to work for CBCSA?  Now's your chance.  We're looking for awesome new staff members that will help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.  

Positions available for undergraduate students and graduate students.  

Download an application at and submit to Assistant Director Theo Fowles by email:

Mahogany Ball

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Location: pin Hide Map Bonaventure Brewing Co. 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90071
Time: 8pm-12am

 It's that time!! We know you've been waiting for a chance to ball out and dress up-- here is that chance!


What is the Mahogany Ball? 

- The 2017 Mahogany Ball is BSA's end of the year banquet and awards ceremony. Not only will we be presenting awards, but we'll have some good free food + a dance floor and music!

Where is the Mahogany Ball?

- At the *dope* rooftop Bonaventure Brewing Co. at the Westin Hotel in Downtown LA. Dance floor, open dry bar, and great aesthetics to take those pics for IG 😎

How will I get there?
- Transportation will be provided to take students to and from the event. Fill out the bus RSVP here (space is limited and running out!):

What does Black Tie attire mean? Do I have to wear a full on ball gown, or a tuxedo?

- Not at all! Black Tie for this event means a semi-formal look, but it doesn't mean prom! Sure, we welcome full on ball gowns and tuxedos, but if you pull together a dapper look with a suit, a nice dress, dressy separates or something along the lines of semi-formal attire, we welcome you! We care more about how you feel than what you look like so dress comfortably, but please refrain from wearing jeans, flip flops, t shirts, or sneakers. 

Will I have fun?

- Ain't no doubt about it.

Brothers Breaking Bread General Body Meeting

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Location: GFS 101
Time: 6pm - 8pm

 Join Brothers Breaking B.R.E.A.D. as they celebrate finishing the year!  Food will be served and special guests Drs. Jody Armour and Ansiley Carey will represent during this growing collective of Black men on campus. 

Ebony: Living Gold

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Location: 229 W. 31st Street, Los Angeles, 90007
Time: 6pm - 9pm

If you're in the DTLA area come enjoy a night of photography, video content, live performances, and spoken word that encompasses the topic of Colourism while showing the beauty of darker skin. All proceeds from the night will go to the Black Women for Wellness Los Angeles. 

Dress To Impress


$3 w/ USC ID

$5 Admission

AACC Keynote Speaker: Gina Clayton

 We are happy to announce that Gina Clayton (USC '05) founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, will be the Keynote Speaker at the USC African American Cultural Celebration 2017. Gina was most recently featured in Essence Magazines #Woke100 issue and was also featured in 13TH as an expert in her field. 


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