The Black Faculty & Staff Association’s (BFSA) role is to help ensure the fair and equitable treatment of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and to be a critical resource for growing inclusivity in pursuit of its objectives towards an inclusive community. We continue to develop and cultivate working relationships with our senior administration & operating units here at Hopkins, and serve as a trusted resource for JHU faculty & staff by providing a forum for meaningful exchanges that identify and address issues of value to us and our community, in and around Johns Hopkins. We also partner with the community to conduct outreach activities and cultural events. We are dedicated to serving you and the community.

BFSA is an active organization with many exciting events planned for this year.  Please find time to join us.  You do not need to be a financially current member of the BFSA to participate in our activities or events, but you will find that there are benefits to becoming a financially current member.   Our membership coordinator is LaDonna Pierce; she can answer any membership question you may have.

Caucus meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, September - May.  Julian Alford – APL, Lynnise Norris – Homewood, and Lorraine Smith – East Baltimore, are our Caucus Chairs who can answer any questions you may have.

Upcoming Events

June -2016

  • Indispensable Role of Blacks Ceremony
    This project recognizes and celebrated the Black men and women who have made an indelible mark on Johns Hopkins and the community.
    Friday June 17, 2016 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Juneteenth--

    The Black Faculty and Staff Association helps foster a culture of oneness for all, by serving as an advocate, dedicated to promoting and enhancing identity and professional welfare and growth through collaborations, community service, education, research, outreach and cultural activities among faculty, staff and students; and to be a critical resource for the continued success of Johns Hopkins in pursuit of its objectives towards an inclusive community by developing and cultivating working relationships with key administrators and operating units.

    Please come out and join us as we recognize Black excellence.
    Friday June 17, 2016 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    BFSA Members (up to 2 guests)- free
    Members' Children (up to 2 children) - free
    Members'  additional  tickets - $5 each Members Guest Ticket

    Non-Members and the rest of the Hopkins community there is a $10.00 per adult ticket and $5.00 per child ticket

    **Seating is very limited must RSVP**


July -2016

  • Retreat – Executive Board Members

Featured Exhibit additions

Ralph Etienne-cummings

Etienne-Cummings, Ralph

A Brilliant Mind



Savage, Deborah

Fearless Fighter


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Rowe, Devonna

An Operatic Artist for All Ages