Black Studies Association

The purpose of BSA is to promote an interest in, growth of, and appreciation for African-American culture and contributions. The club is open to any CMHS student with an interest.  The main event is an annual formal program at Magnet during Black History Month, highlighting achievements, contributions, and talents of African-Americans.  There is an emphasis on community involvement, with members volunteering various services around the city and parish.  These may include tutoring at Valencia, reading to younger children, etc.  

Recent News and Updates

  • October 31, 2017 – BSA hosted a Halloween Party at Valencia Community Center
  • October 28, 2017 – BSA enjoyed meeting new students at Fall Preview and JAMbalaya
  • October 24, 2017 – BSA attended Marshall at TinselTown
  • September 16, 2017 – BSA participated in “I Am a Citizen Workshop” community forum
  • February 9, 2018, 6 p.m., PAC – Black History Program, free and open to the public
  • Membership Requirements
    • Fees: $20 (includes t-shirt and annual banquet)
    • Service: 5 hours of community service is required
  • BSA meets during the 2nd Club Rotation (generally on the third Wednesday/Activity Period)

Sponsor | Dr. Cedric Ellis

BSA Group Photo – 2017-2018


BSA at the movies learning about Thurgood Marshall – October 24, 2017


Halloween Party at Valencia – October 31, 2017


Fall Preview and JAMbalaya – October 28, 2017


I am a Citizen Workshop – September 2017


Black History Month Program – 2016