Diversity Resource Guide - Black/African American Students

Academic Programs and Services

  • African-American Center for Academic Excellence (Nelson Hall East, 2nd Floor; (707)826 4588, aacae@humboldt.edu

    • Through social and academic programming, campus collaborations, and a commitment to advancing the rich cultural and intellectual heritage of the Black community and the African diaspora, the AACAE provides students with institutional knowledge and advocacy, quality support services, as well as opportunities for leadership and identity development.


Clubs (for meeting times and locations, visit HSU’s Clubs and Activities Site at www.humboldt.edu/clubs 

  • Black Student Union (BSU): bsu@humboldt.edu

  • Brothers United: brothers@humboldt.edu; (707) 445-1800

    • Brothers United (BU) is a community based, cultural club dedicated to community service, unity, and brotherhood.

  • The Legacy: thelegacy9@yahoo.com

    • Women of color creating change through student service, support, and sisterhood.

  • African American Center for Academic Excellence:

Student Scholarships and Other Funding Opportunities 



Broadcast/Radio Stations

  • Body and Soul (R&B and neosoul) - Saturdays at midnight


Community Resources/Organizations 

  • NAACP Eureka: 840 E streett, Eureka; (707) 268-8287

Meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Eureka labor temple from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.



  • ART 104K: Intro to African Art

  • ART 304: African American Art

  • DANC 240: African Dance

  • ES 106: Introduction to Black Studies

  • ES 245: Hip Hop & the Black Experience

  • ES 325: From Civil Rights to Black Power


Local Markets/Stores/Restaurants/Businesses

  • Denny’s: 1500 Ana Sparks Way, McKinleyville or 136 5th Street, Eureka; (707) 839-0467 or (707) 445-0521

    • 15% discounts to NAACP members

  • RMH Studios Hair Salon: Bayshore Mall: 3300 Broadway Street, Eureka; Ask for Josh or Rebecca Hamblack; (707) 445-8070

  • The Parlour: 1936 Central Avenue, McKinleyville; Rebecca Whittington (stylist) specializes in African American hair; (707) 839-6251

  • Sander’s Grooming Lounge and Supply: 219 2nd street, Eureka: (707) 502 5849


Events Calendar

  • January/February

    • Black Liberation Month: during the month of February, students organize to create events, workshops, film screenings and community gatherings to celebrate, educate and highlight African American achievements and important milestones throughout U.S. history. (Coordinated by: African-American Center for Academic Excellence and the MultiCultural Center bsu@humboldt.edu www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364)

    • Poetry is not a Luxury: this event offers a welcoming space for young artists of all cultures to share their work and expression through art and poetry. Usually February (varies from year to year) (Coordinated by: African-American Center for Academic Excellence and the MultiCultural Center bsu@humboldt.edu www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364)

    • International Cultural Festival: an annual event that celebrates cultures worldwide. Includes traditional foods, live music and dance performances, and displays of cultural items. (Coordinated by: International Center, Office of Extended Education, and Global Connections Club internaitonal@humboldt.edu www.humboldt.edu/iew (707) 826-4142)

  • March

    • Social Justice Summit: the Social Justice Summit is a 2-day event that promotes social change through workshops, discussions, speaker panels, and presentations. Academic credit available. Coordinated by: MultiCultural Center www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364)

  • May

    • Cultural Graduation Celebrations: graduation celebrations for multiple communities on campus. Celebrations are usually held for the Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latin@, Native American, and Queer communities. (Coordinated by: Cross-Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence www.humboldt.edu/cae (707) 826-3364)