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 Spring 2021. 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. 

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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.