La Voz News

Umoja promotes black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

De Anza Office of Equity hosts Black History and Chill featuring ‘BlackKkKlansman’

Lianna Martinez, News Editor

May 27, 2019

Black History and Chill, hosted by the De Anza College Office of Equity, presented the film “BlacKkKlansman” among community building and conversation. The film, based on a true story, portrays how police brutality and confederalism is exposed by the first ever African-American detective, Ron Stallwort...

Black Lives Matter sheds light on issues faced by African-American communities

Black Lives Matter sheds light on issues faced by African-American communities

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Students, faculty, and guest speakers graced the stage with calls to action for the audience of over 200 students at the Black Lives Matter conference on Tuesday March 3 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at De Anza College. The conference was more than just an extra credit opportunity that so...