Black in Bloom symposium spotlights successful black people in various fields of work

Chefs, scholars, rappers, writers and entrepreneurs all gathered in the Titan Student Union on Tuesday to spotlight African-Americans in a variety of careers.

Black in Bloom, a symposium presented by the African American Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton, was a focal point for CSUF students and community partners across Southern California to celebrate and connect with creatives and engage in discussions about black identity, music, cuisine and literary arts.

Natalie Graham, associate professor of African-American studies and coordinator of the symposium, said Black in Bloom was inspired by students currently in her African-American courses.

“I love teaching students and thinking about ways that they can have high impact practices and get outside of the classroom, outside of the…

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