Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar
Week of Mon Feb 17th through Sun Feb 23rd, 2020
This Week's Events
Sat Feb 22, 8:30 to 12:00 PM
Super Saturday
CSUMB University Center Ballroom
With Keynote Ise Lyfe
4314 6th Ave, Seaside
Free Continental Breakfast
(Registration Required)

For more info about our Keynote Speaker Ise Lyfe, go to

In its continuing efforts to improve the preparation and graduation rates of African Americans, CSUMB is hosting a Community Forum that all are welcome to attend.  

Deja Blue
Sat Feb 22, 1 PM

500 Obama Way (Broadway), Seaside

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From owner Darryl Choates:

"It's Official the New DEJA BLUE, located in Seaside will have its Grand Opening on February 22nd starting at 1 pm until...

Free Deja Blue T-Shirts for the 1st 100 people!

Monday, February 17,
12 noon to 2:00 pm. 
All Black Gala Masterclass
CSUMB CAHSS Auditorium
Bldg 504, room 1401

Kevin Willmott  will teach a free screenwriting masterclass in the CAHSS Auditorium, Building 504, Room 1401, located on Divarty Street between the Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building and Beach Hall. Advance registration by February 14, as space is limited.  Register HERE .    More info:    email
The Drifters
February 22,
8: - 10:00pm
The Drifters music served to link Fifties rhythm & blues with Sixties soul music. They took the ardent fervor of their gospel days and channeled it into soulful R&B arrangements about typical lives, elevating the everyday to a state of sanctity.

*For all special accommodations call the World Theater Box Office (831) 582-4580.
Premier | General Admission | Discounted Pricing

Historically Black Church Tour:
Emmanuel Church of God in Christ
Sun Feb 23, 11 AM Service
Located at 1450 Sonoma Ave., Seaside

For more info about Emmanuel COGIC Pastor Eugene Jones,

This is the 4th stop on the semester long Historically Black Church Tour. Participating churches and dates are:

Feb 23, Emmanuel COGIC, Seaside
Mar 1, Bethel Baptist Church, Seaside
Mar 8, New Hope Baptist, Seaside
Mar 15, Lighthouse Full Gospel, Seaside
Mar 22, Holy Assembly Missionary, Marina
Apr 12, Christian Memorial Tabernacle, P.G.
Apr 19, Ocean View Baptist, Seaside
Apr 26, Community Mission Baptist, Seaside
May 3, Hays Christian Methodist-Episcopal, Seaside

For Full Tour Schedule and Car Pool Information, Click Here
About the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar

The purpose of the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar is to connect the Black Community of CSU Monterey Bay with the local Black Communities of the Greater Monterey Bay Area. The Calendar is edited by Steven Goings, MSW and is entirely voluntary and looking for institutional support. To submit an event for possible inclusion, please send to The plan is to send out the Calendar every Monday at 9 AM for those who wish to receive it. The deadline for Monday submissions is midnight of the previous Thursday.
Suited Steven
"Bringing Black Back"
by Steven Goings,
Monterey County Weekly

Reprint of article available in the Feb 13th edition of Monterey County Weekly. Available in print through Feb 19th.

For E-edition click here

"I am involved in an ongoing campaign to encourage CSUMB’s growing acknowledgement of the contributions of local black leaders and the university’s responsibility to contribute to the preservation of our histories and the revitalization of black communities as was originally intended."

-- Steven Goings

In the Spotlight:
Paula Carter
CSUMB Director of Office of Admissions
Coordinator of Super Saturday

The Monterey County Branch NAACP, Black Students United, and the African American Heritage Faculty and Staff Alliance will honor Mrs. Paula Carter at the upcoming 9th Annual NAACP Black History Month meeting on Thu Feb 27, 2020 at 7 PM at the Alumni & Visitors Center with the

African American Advocate and Champion Award  

To learn more about Director Paula Carter's accomplishments, Click Here

In the Spotlight
Joe Watson
July 21, 1944 - April 20, 2019

Former Monterey County Branch NAACP President, Monterey Blues Festival Board of Directors,
United Food and Commercial Workers union organizer

The Monterey County Branch NAACP, Black Students United, and the African American Heritage Faculty and Staff Alliance will honor Mrs. Paula Carter at the upcoming 9th Annual NAACP Black History Month meeting on Thu Feb 27, 2020 at 7 PM at the Alumni & Visitors Center with the

African American Civil & Labor Rights Champion Award

To read President Joe Watson's Obituary, Click Here

Check out the full CSUMB
2020 Black History Month Calendar at

Check out these upcoming
Black History Month
Community Events:

Thu Feb 27th, 2020
9th Annual NAACP Black History Month Program     
7:00 to 8:30 PM
CSUMB Alumni & Visitors Center
On the CSUMB campus, building 97, 5108 4th Ave, Marina
Hosted and Sponsored by
CSUMB's African American Heritage Faculty & Staff Alliance
CSUMB's Black Students United
CSUMB's Office of Inclusive Excellence

Free with Light Refreshments.
This event will honor campus and community leaders who have advanced the cause of social justice and civil rights in general and the Black / African American Community in particular. We will also formally welcome new CSUMB Black African American staff and faculty.

  • President Joe Watson (posthumous), NAACP President and Labor Organizer
  • Mrs. Alice Jordan, Seaside's MLK Day Organizer, Pan Hellenic Council, LINKS
  • Mrs. Paula Carter, CSUMB Admissions Director, Super Saturday Coordinator
  • Mr. Matt Murphy, final president of NAACP@CSUMB, CSUMB alumnus
  • Ms. Jeniece Smiley, CSUMB Student Residential Advisor for Africana Heritage Scholars Living Learning Program
  • M.E.Ch.A de CSUMB, Latinx based student organization for their successful "Residents; Not Revenue" campaign

New CSUMB Black Employees:

  • CJ Pace: Head Woman's Basketball Coach
  • Daniel Summerhill: Human Communications Assistant Professor
  • Jacqui Smith: Chinatown Program Analyst & Community Learning Center Coordinator
  • Renie Rondon Jackson: Master of Social Work Field Coordinator
  • Kamilah Majied: Professor, Department of Social Work
  • K Shanae Vaifanua: Student Housing & Residential Life Assistant Director

Ongoing Community Call for bios & pictures of local Black Community leaders and organizations for permanent archive, please send to africanquazar@gmail.comm

Black History Month: 17 LGBTQ Black Pioneers Who Made History

In celebration of Black History Month, NBC Out honors the black LGBTQ trailblazers of the past and present.

Click here for link to story

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