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Black Studies Resources


This brief guide is designed to highlight some of the Black Studies learning resources available to you from the Mesa College Library and Learning Resource Center (LRC). 

Use the navigation tabs to explore resource categories of interest.


Spotlight on inspiring Black Studies-related Activities and Exhibits on Campus

African Art exhibit in Mesa LRC

African Art on display in Mesa LRC (exhibit case near Library Reference area)

Rosa Parks birthday celebration at Mesa campus bus stop

Professors Thekima Mayasa and Candace Katungi speak at Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration event.

Celebration at Mesa campus Rosa Parks bus stop

Celebrating Rosa Parks birthday at the Mesa campus bus stop

Black Student Union President leads Real Talk panel discussion

Black Student Union President hosts "Real Talk" student presentation.

Mesa MLK Jr. parade float and participants

Mesa spirit shines bright at Martin Luther King, Jr., parade.


"Real Talk" student panel discussion

Poet Sonia Sanchez with Mesa faculty and students

​Poet Sonia Sanchez visits the Mesa campus.

Healing drums workshop for students

​Healing drums workshop for Mesa students

MK Asante speaking to an audience in G Building

​Guest speaker MK Asante presents to a full-capacity crowd in the G Building auditorium.

Mesa student

Mesa students share their experiences as "Real Talk" panelists.

VP Ashante Hands and Professors Michael Temple and Thekima Mayasa

VP Ashanti Hands, Mesa Academy Coordinator Michael Temple, and Black Studies Dept. Chair Thekima Mayasa --  Always here for you with incredible support.

Mesa African drums ensemble

​Mesa student African drums ensemble performs outside Art Gallery to celebrate new African Art exhibit.

African art sculptures on exhibit in Mesa Art Gallery

African art sculpture exhibition in Mesa Art Gallery

Chor Boogie painting on exhibit in Mesa Art Gallery

Chor Boogie artwork exhibition at Mesa Art Gallery.  "Our lives are works of art in the beginning to the end" -- C.B.

Mesa Festival of Colors African dance

Mesa Festival of Colors African dance celebration

Mesa Black Leadership Symposium

Professor Michael Temple mentors students at Black Leadership Symposium.

Rosa Parks Libation and Appreciation Ceremony led by Professors Mayasa and Katungi

Professors Candace Katungi and Thekima Mayasa lead Rosa Parks Libation and Appreciation Ceremony.

Mesa Rite of Passage ceremony decorations

Beautiful setting for the Mesa Rite of Passage ceremony

Mesa Rite of Passage ceremony

Getting ready for the Rite of Passage ceremony

Mesa Rite of Passage event

​Rite of Passage celebration in Mesa Commons

Black Lives Matter Resources

Librarians Are Here To Help

Introducing Edeama Onwuchekwa, the San Diego Mesa College Equity and Engagement Librarian       

All six of our full time librarians have specialty areas and Edeama's is being dedicated to helping students remain on their paths in in an integrated, intrusive, and just in time manner by providing equity minded leadership in the development, assessment and continuous improvement of the library's reference services, face-to-face and online information literacy instruction program. 

You can make an appointment with her through the Ask A Librarian Service for a time at your convenience

or Edeama's One-on-One Zoom Research Room is available

Monday and Thursday (when class is in session) from 11am- 12 noon

Meeting ID: 311 693 4217

Passcode: 984367

You can also contact her at you can contact her via email at




Attribution:  The Black Studies Resources Guide was initiated and developed in 2017 by L.Olson and Thekima Mayasa (Black Studies Dept. Chair)

and has since been further enhanced by Librarians: Edeama Onwuchekwa and Alison Gurganus