Cali HBCU & Greek “It’s a Different World” 90s Day Party


Come out and have a good time with HBCU ALUM & students, The Greeks and ANYONE who just wants to have a good time as we welcome Summer….90s STYLE!!




MUST BE 18+ And of course 21+ to drink\

ATTIRE: 90s Summer Chill and Swim Gear!!


8639 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles CA 90045 626.676.7309 (TEXT ONLY PLEASE)

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Student Essay Contest On Palmer Haydmen for $$$$

palmer_hayden_painting_-_nara_-_559179The Museum of African American Art and Time Warner Cable are hosting a contest for Middle School, High School, and College students asking for a 500 word essay on the prolific African American painter Palmer Hayden who’s work often depicted African American life as it was at the time.  Hayden’s actual name was Peyton Hedgemen and was one  of the first African American painters to use African subjects and designs in his designs and paintings.  He painted in both oils and watercolors, and was a fruitful artist of his era.

Palmer Hayden 

The information below outlines the official rules and regulations governing the 2015 MAAA Student Essay Competition. Please read this entire document carefully.



Your essay should focus on the importance of Palmer Hayden as an artist and the importance to the community of having his collection at the Museum of African American Art.

Palmer C. Hayden was born in Widewater, Virginia, on January 15, 1890, and died on February 18, 1973, at the age of eighty-three. He gained recognition in 1926 when he won the first prize and a gold medal in painting at the first Harmon Foundation exhibition of black artists. An unpretentious yet perceptive observer, he attempted to convey in his paintings the experiences of black men in the United States, while at the same time uncovering the relationships among the events in his own life. After searching the country for an appropriate repository for her husband’s work, the late Miriam Hayden elected to bequeath forty paintings to the permanent collection of The Museum of African American Art. Mrs. Hayden selected MAAA with the understanding that the museum fulfill her wishes to preserve the collection and promote a wider appreciation of Palmer Hayden.

(The above text was excerpted and adapted from printed materials developed under guest curator Allan M. Gordon, PhD, for the 1988 exhibit

Echoes of Our Past: The Narrative Artistry of Palmer C. Hayden at The Museum of African American Art.)


To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be enrolled in Middle School, High School, or College and must attend the Black History Month Celebration:


Entries can be submitted from February 23, 2015 to 11:59 pm on March 9, 2015.  Judging will take place from March 10, 2015 to March 13, 2015.  Winners will be announced on March 20, 2015.


(Submission of an essay does not guarantee an award.)

$200 FIRST PLACE for a Middle School Student

$200 FIRST PLACE for a High School Student

$200 FIRST PLACE for a College Student


To enter the contest you must agree to these Official Rules. Therefore please read the following rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the contest constitutes agreement to these rules. You may not submit an entry to the contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in the official rules unless you agree to the official rules. These official rules form a binding legal agreement between you and the contest sponsors with respect to the contest.


Ø Essay can be no longer than 500 words. Student contact information and references are not included

in the total word count.

Ø Typed using double line spacing

Ø 12 point font size

Ø 1 inch margins (top, bottom, left and right)

Ø Page numbered (lower right)

Ø Essays containing plagiarized text will automatically be disqualified.


Ø Submitted essays must meet all competition requirements in order to be considered for any award.

Ø All Essays must be submitted as an email attachment to

on or before 11:59 pm on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Ø Essays must be submitted in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect readable format.

Ø A completed Student Information Cover Sheet must be submitted with the essay.

Ø The Cover Sheet should include: (1) student’s first and last name, (2) mailing address,

(3) phone number, (4) email address, and (5) the name of your school.


Winners will be notified by email. Winners must show picture identification to claim their prize.

By participating in the contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against MAAA, and their employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss that may occur from the conduct of, or participating in the contest, or from the use of any prize.

By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation, of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium, (including without limitation, radio broadcasts; newspapers and other publications; television or film releases; slides; videotape; distribution over the internet; and picture data storage) MAAA may deem appropriate.


Elizabeth “Betty”

Black College Expo Back In Town!

bce_la600wThe 16th Annual Black College Expo is Back in LA this Saturday! January 31, 2015 9am-5pm.  This year’s expo is hosted by Kel Mitchell (Kean & Kel) and is complete with on-site acceptance (I was accepted to Hampton University on the spot back in 2004, just have all your documents necessary, be prepared, and wait in line, IT WAS WORTH! Shout Out To Hampton U Pirates!), seminars, artist and celebrity performances,   aftershow, and a stepshow.  I recommend this to all High School students, just so you can be prepared and knowledgeable of your options prior to becoming a senior.  Students of 11th andcashforcollege2015 (1) 12th grade also have a chance to win scholarships. Tickets are going for a mere $10.00 per person at the door, $8.00 per person online, and a discounted rate for groups of 15 or more.  So get there early and make one of the best decisions of your life, I did, I LOVE MY HIU!

16th Annual Black College Expo

SoCal HBCU Reunion 2014

10440644_795689002032_4557750962580343011_nCalling all #SoCal #HBCU #Alumni and #Students. On Saturday, July 12th we will hold our 2nd Annual SoCal HBCU Reunion at Loma Alta Park from 1pm to 6pm. This event is promised to be filled with food, fun, and games….So come out and #Plei with the #CaliHBCUAliance.  Located at 3330 North Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 this year is set to be another day of fun, friends, food, and festivities….lol.  Well worth the drive, bring blanket, and chairs.  I brought my grill last year, thinking about doing it again this year.  Hope to see you out there!

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‘Round Up’ Black College Reunion

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Fun music, fun people, fun times, If you missed the Black College Reunion you missed out.  It was so very awesome seeing everyone sporting their HBCU nalia and seeing greeks stroll again (LOL I miss it, you don’t just BGLO stroll out here like you do on the East or in the South).  I want to commend the California HBCU Alliance for putting on an awesome event.  And to be honest I didn’t even mind the drive, coming all the way from the South Bay up to Altadena was worth drive.  I ask that next event maybe down in Long Beach or maybe somewhere east, ohhhh what about Rancho, are there a lot HBCU Alum in Rancho Cucamonga?  I encourage all HBCU fam to attend the events such as this, Hell!, I encourage anyone with goals to attend events like this, the networking opportunities are impeccable.  I met so many people, some of which have the same desires  and goals as myself.  Good Job HBCU Alliance keep up the good work, I look forward to the next event!

Annual Black College Reunion


The California HBCU  Alliance would like to invite you all to our Annual Black College Reunion on Saturday July 27, 2013 in Los Angeles County! We want to celebrate our Black College Alumni, Students and Supporters. If you know ANY 2013 High School OR HBCU Graduates who will be attending a HBCU in the Fall, please make sure you send them this information. The California HBCU Alliance will also provide a FREE gift from our wonderful sponsors to the graduate if they REGISTER by July 15th. This Reunion is for EVERYONE. It is day filled with great food from our multiple vendors, Music from our FAMU Alumni DJ, FREE Giveaways and camaraderie. For more info about the reunion and registration please see below and SPREAD THE WORD that HBCUs KNOW how to get it done!!

12:00PM – 6:00PM

Class of 2013 HS Graduates AND HBCU Graduates MUST Register Below to receive their FREE gift from the California HBCU Alliance by July 15, 2013.

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Wells Fargo Donates $3 Million to UNCF


The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) received $3 million donation from Wells Fargo Jan. 10 in conjunction with the taping of the 34th edition of “UNCF An Evening of Stars,” the fund’s annual television special, which took place in Pasadena.  The donation will help more African-American students to attend and graduate college.  Wells Fargo will invest $1 million annually in UNCF during the next three years, providing financial aid to support more than 57,000 students attending historically Black colleges and universities HBCUs.

Wells Fargo Donates to UNCF