Rose Black Resource Center


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To protect the health and safety of everyone in our community, our center staff is working remotely.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CSUDH has transitioned to remote operation through Fall 2020. All in-person programs, events, services, and resources have transitioned to virtual platforms (where applicable) until further notice.

Students are still able to access the RBRC staff during the hours the RBRC is open.

For more information, including COVID-19 updates and advisories, please visit:

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COVID-19 Testing Cites

The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to ALL Los Angeles County residents, whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.The test is free, whether or not you have insurance. If you have insurance, the provider may bill your insurance carrier for the cost of the test. By law, the insurance company may not charge you any co-pay, deductible, or any out-of-pocket expense for the test. Priority for same or next day testing is still given to people experiencing symptoms, and certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public. Testing is by appointment only.

Online Voter Registration

Californians must be registered to vote at least 15 days before Election Day. The deadline to register online for the California General Election is Tuesday, November 20, 2020. To register online to vote, you will need a driver's license or identification card, the last four digits of your social security, and your date of birth. Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature. If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use the online registration form to apply to register to vote. However, you will need to take additional steps to complete your voter registration.

Take Our Survey!

The purpose of this survey is to assess how the Rose Black Resource Center can best serve Black/African American students' needs moving forward. The survey is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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CSUDH Alumni Association

The CSUDH Alumni Association offers valuable programs to foster connections among all alumni, while providing special benefits for members including exclusive discounts to university events, the University Bookstore, private events in the LSU, selective Dignity Health Sports Park events, health, home and auto insurance and many more. Join the Alumni Association today! It's FREE!

CSUDH Black Alumni Network

The Black Alumni Network is a brand new leadership network established to strengthen the connection between Black alumni and the University, and to honor the legacy of educational achievement and excellence of CSUDH's Black students. The Black Alumni Network will provide career mentoring and cultural advocacy through student-alumni networking, volunteer involvement, and philanthropy. For more information, please contact Catherine Jermany, RBRC Program Director at:

Student Spotlight: Makonnen Tendaji

Makonnen is a scholar, teacher, and organizer for all Afrikan/Black people. As an independent scholar, he studies and teaches Black Male Studies, Black Power Studies, and Africana Political Thought. His research analyzes the lived realities and material conditions of Afrikan/Black men and boys, in particular, and Afrikan/Black people in general.

As Political Education Director for the Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC), he is responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s Political Education wing. The major objective of this wing is to teach young Afrikan/Black people the principles of Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism, along with the rich histories of radical Black student organizing and Black armed struggle. It is also his objective to ensure a rigorous and uncompromising intellectual culture is present within ABC as a whole.

Current projects he is working on include an original political education curriculum and Black Power reading materials which will be disseminated to Afrikan/Black communities and organizations throughout the Diaspora.