Announcements/Events Listing

The Black Unity Center will show the film, "The Black Candle" and lead a discussion about the Nguzo Saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa).

Dr. Derethia Duval

Come and enjoy a workshop about you... and dealing with stress before finals get intense! Learn how to channel nervous energy for the end of the semester.

Mr. Brumfield

Join us to learn about graffiti writing culture, its ancient origins, and the state of the arts as Mr. Brumfield demonstrates on a wall in the Black Unity Center!!!

Analisa Brown

Do not miss Analisa Brown research findings. In Ethnic Psychology Building in room 116 on November 28th 2017.

The Varnado Family in 2011 at an Anniversary Event for the College of Ethnic Studies

The Department of Africana Studies proudly announces the generous contributions of BSU co-founder, Jerry Wayne Varnado, Esq.

Artist, writer, and scholar of visual culture, Duane Deterville, hosted the Black Unity Center’s event, “The Future Blackwards: Afrifuturism and Black Visual Culture” on October 3rd.

Make a gift donation to the Africana Studies Department today! Any amount is appreciated and it all goes back to continue to help the department thrive.

Jerry Wayne Varnado received a BA in Economics from San Francisco State University in 1969.

The 18th Annual Scholarship Awards is this Sunday, October 15th!

The Black Unity Center welcomes you to attend a presentation and discussion by Duane Deterville: The Future Blackwards: Afrifuturism and Black Visual Culture 

The Mbongi Talk, "Harlem2Tokyo" will be this Tuesday, September 19th from 11:00 am - 12:30pm.

Professors McDougal, Flannery and Flamer

Africana Studies is honored to co-sponsor the Mbongi Talks series with the new Black Unity Center at San Francisco State University! 

A photo of the Divine 9 after the event

It’s that time of year again where the National Pan Hellenic Council (also known as the Divine 9) came together to present their sorority or fraternity in a formal presentation in their

Right before the meeting started.

The Black Student Union held their first BSU meeting of the year on September 6, 2017 at the very top of the Cesar Chavez building.

At the Black Unity Center launch. Pictured from left to right: Ghila Ademeskel, Professor Madeline Flamer, Ifetayo Flannery, Dr. Serie Mcdougal (The director of the center),Professor Doñela Wright, Dr. Oscar Stewart and Hanna Wodaje.

As a response to the demands of the Black Student Union, San Francisco State University finally opened up a Black Unity Center this past week on September 5th.

Africana studies students and faculty at semi-annual luncheon

Congratulations to Dr. Serie McDougal III, the inaugural Director of SF state’s first Black Unity Center (BUC)!

Marilyn Varnado, Jerry Wayne Varnado and one of their sons, Jerry Varnado, Jr. at 2011 COES Anniversary Celebration

The Department of Africana Studies proudly announces the generous contributions of BSU co-founder, Jerry Wayne Varnado, Esq.

Garza's Award Address at ATT Park "Ode to Black Women"

"The Africana Studies Effect"

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Mbongi is a Kikongo word that refers to the coming together of community members to explain and describe the issues and challenges faced by the community and to explore an

Africana Studies honors Terry Collins for the 2012 Exemplary Leadership Awards