• Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

    A student organization at the University of Pennsylvania committed to enhancing the quality of life for Black graduate and professional students and facilitating dialogue across the different graduate and professional constituencies.

August 14, 2015 Dear Penn Students of the Black Diaspora: My name is Leslie Jones, and I am the new president of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (BGAPSA) at Penn. I and the 2015-2016 Executive Board would like to share a message with you as the summer comes to a close. We are … Continue reading


Featured: Queen Me Inc Jewelery

Queen Me Inc was started by Penn alum Breanna Moore C’15 and it offers designer styles and handcrafted jewelry created to crown the queen that you are! Please follow on instagram @queenmeinc. Also contact Breanna Moore for more info @mooreofbre on Instagram

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First Event of the Year!

    The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGAPSA) would like to extend an open invitation to Black graduate and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University’s Organization of African American Studies Graduate Students (OAASGS) to drink and fellowship with each other for an evening of fun and networking. Please join … Continue reading


The Jaded Educator: Blog by Nicole Johnson

Check out this awesome education blog by Nicole Johnson in the School of Education: Daddy Knows Best: From Hurricane Katrina to Your Neighborhood School Prior to the storm, Orleans Parish School Board, (the former entity of public schools in NOLA), was largely populated by public schools and union teachers. After the storm, the Recovery School … Continue reading

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Angel Mills, Published at Xojane.com

Our very own BGAPSA member and VP of Social Programming, Angel Mills, has been published on one of her favorite sites. Read below: I Was Miss Black Michigan 2014, and No, Black Pageants Aren’t “Racist” I have had numerous individuals from varied ethnicities challenge me regarding the relevance and legitimacy of a black pageant. Black … Continue reading


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