The (Professional) Afterlife of Student Activisms

According to the Washington Post, in the 1950s and 1960s, New York was the capital of the Jim Crow North, “Jim Crow segregation and racism had a strange and robust career outside of the South, especially in that supposed bastion of liberalism, New York City. Citizens at every level of New York society gave it…

Latinx: What’s In a Name? Resources

Latino, Latina, Latinx:  What’s In a Name?  panel discussion. Professors George Gonzalez, Jennifer Carroccio Maldonado, and Rojo Robles shared some resources for more learning about the debates and considerations about the changing terms for peoples of Latin American descent: Luis Noe-Bustamante, Lauren Mora, and Mark Hugo Lopez, “About One-in-Four Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but…

Delores Huerta

What do you know about Delores Huerta? Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) is a powerful labor organizer, Chicana civil rights leader, and feminist activist. In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta, along with César Chávez, united Mexican, Mexican-American and Filipino farmworkers and founded the United Farmworker Union (UFW) in central California. Huerta led the struggle to organize exploited…

Latino, Latina, Latinx History: Let’s Celebrate!

What was once known as Hispanic Heritage Week, began in 1968 when Civil Rights Activisms were reshaping the United States.  The California Congressman from East Los Angeles, George E, Brown pushed for more recognition of the culture and history of Latinx peoples in the United States.  Today, the United States celebrates Latinx Heritage for a…

BLS Open House: Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

Join us as we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!  BLS will host an Open House on September 9, from 1PM -2PM. https://baruch.zoom.us/j/84955196946 Meeting ID: 849 5519 6946 Passcode: BLS2021 One tap mobile +16465588656,,84955196946# US (New York) Student leaders Osvaldo Garcia and Laiba Hussein  will moderate a conversation with Professors Rojo Robles and Rebecca Salois about their…

Caribbean Pride, Caribbean Food!

BLS Professor Regina Bernard recently spoke with Michelle and Suzzane Rousseau, cook book authors and owners of SummerHouse restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica.  In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, they spoke with Alumni about the rich variation  of Caribbean foodways, they shared stories about foods from Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, and New York.  And we all celebrated…

The Roots of Caribbean Food–May 18 @6PM

  The Robert C. Weaver Society & SOMOS present a Caribbean Heritage Month Event   In Conversation with the authors of Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking   Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00PM – 7:30PM Zoom Join BLS Associate Professor Regina Bernard-Carreño as she interviews authors Michelle Rousseau and Suzanne Rousseau on their new cookbook…

“In Inhale” by Professor Regina Bernard

Y’all might recall Professor Regina Bernard’s powerful essay, “Why We Can’t Breathe,” about George Floyd’s murder.  Here’s a recent essay, “In Inhale,” about Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction.  Both were published in  433. “In Inhale” by Regina Bernard-Carreno “I sit in the same room where last year, on my little TV, I watched the murder of…

On Derek Chauvin’s Conviction

Adjunct Professor Zamir Ben Dan, and his colleagues who from the Black Attorneys of the Legal Aid Caucus in New York, published this editorial, “Racial Progress Needs Systemic Change, Not a Rare Conviction” in The New York Law Journal’s digital Law.com: Last Tuesday, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the May 25,…

Black Studies and Diaspora

On April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm the Black Studies Colloquium will delve into a conversation about Black Studies focusing on the work of our esteemed colleague, Zachariah Mampilly (Endowed Chair of International Affairs, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs). In this round table discussion, we will consider a diasporic framing of Black Studies. This conversation will build from a section (pp. 25-34)…