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Help Save Marcus! They are a community institution, a part of San Francisco’s history.

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Marcus Books just launched a crowdfunding blitz (found here: to raise $1,000,000 dollars to keep Marcus Books in the Jimbo’s Bop City building for generations to come! Here is their message to you:

A Message from Karen, Greg, and Tamiko Johnson (Marcus Books Proprietors)


Marcus Books opened its doors 54 years ago on Fillmore Street in San Francisco’s historic jazz district. It’s the oldest black book store in the country. It has been located in the historic Jimbo’s Bop City building since 1981. A family owned business, Marcus Books is more than just a book store. It is a gathering place. It is a center for Black culture. But more importantly, Marcus Books is a community. Over the years, it has hosted authors such as Rosa Parks, Toni Morrison, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Amiri Baraka, Bill Cosby, Iyanla Vanzant, and many many more.

The Bop City building was…

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We wanted to let you know that one of our long time volunteers is working writing Art Scene articles at the – here is her latest, about what’s going on March 30th at Marcus Bookstore in Oakland:

Find more articles by Sumiko Saulson here!\

20 Black Women in Horror Writing

Posted: February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

20 Black Women in Horror Writing.

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Stand Strong Against Cancer: Our Hearts Go Out To Gina Dawson.

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Booth at the CCSF Juneteenth 2009

Booth at the CCSF Juneteenth 2009

As you may already know, the Inter Club Council (ICC) and official club meetings only take place during the Spring and Fall Semester, but that doesn’t mean that clubs can’t have activities during the summer. This very club had a successful Juneteenth back in June of 2009 on campus, featuring live entertainment and educational speeches.

Rappin 4Tay performing at CCSF Juneteenth 2009

Rappin 4Tay performing at CCSF Juneteenth 2009

Summer Semester 2012 doesn’t start until July 2nd – after Juneteenth – so there will be no Juneteenth at City College of San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the San Francisco Juneteenth Festival. The 2012 San Francisco Juneteenth will take place the weekend of Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th 2012 on Fillmore Street between Geary and Eddy – for more information about the San Francisco Juneteenth and associated activities, visit their website:


Although Summer Semester doesn’t start until July 2nd, registration has already begun.  Here are your Summer 2012 Registration Dates:

Summer 2012

Web Registration for continuing Students

April 30, 2012 – June 30, 2012

Web Registration for New or Re-Admit Students

May 21, 2012 – June 30, 2012

In Person Registration

June 18, 2012 – June 29, 2012

For more information, visit the City College Website:

Shout out to the AAMAA Club members, ICC and all students at City College, we are happy to say that we finally have a regular blog here for the AAMAA and you can check with us here to see what we are up to. This is the first entry and we’re gonna keep it brief but a few things we wanted to let you know:

We are asking ALL of you to come out and support the Multi Cultural Resource Center’s Talent Show this Saturday, with food, fun, and oh so much talent from right out of City College… we heard that they may be looking for some more talent and if you are interested check them out, here is where to reach them on Facebook:

The event takes place Saturday, May 5th (Cinco De Mayo) at the Cafeteria starting at 3pm! Show up to support the artists and we could use all-hands-on-deck for decorating and you know, that’s Club Hours for AAMAA or any other club that wants to help out. Here is a nice flyer they made:

CCSF Talent Show

CCSF Talent Show

Other announcements in this first blog post? We are working on plans for a fully revitalized Fall 2012 Semester including workshops, and we definitely are interested in working this summer – although the ICC is not active during the summer, the club would like to meet and get things organized so we can jump right into things come fall, so if you are interested in helping with planning, please let us know.

But Spring isn’t over yet! And finals for arts classes can be so much fun. A couple of us went down to the Gallery at the Visual Arts Building on campus and took a few photos today.  There was a good crowd and there were yummy snacks. Here’s a picture (more on our Facebook page):

Andres Wemiz showing Sumiko California his work "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Andres Wemiz showing Sumiko California his work "The Yellow Wallpaper"