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The Center for Black Student Success (CBSS) engages and empowers African Diaspora students at CSUMB by providing academic, professional, and personal/cultural support and enrichment programming. CBSS serves as the central hub and campus home for Black student life, working with campus and local community members to ensure Black collegiate success at CSUMB.

Upcoming Event Spotlight

An Evening with Master Congolese Drummer Kiazi Malonga

Thursday, October 1, 2020 / 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Center for Black Student Success invites you to experience Kiazi Malonga performing traditional drum rhythms from the Congo and in conversation with HCOM Professor Umi Vaughan about the role of drumming in African Diaspora cultures.

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A Day of Action for Racial Equity

September 9, 2020

This Day of Action at CSUMB was part of the 2020 #ScholarStrike

This event is presented in collaboration with scholars from around the US who are standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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