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 and operating units here at Hopkins, and serve as a trusted resource for JHU faculty and 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.


Oratory Competition
February 23, 2017 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

JHU- Homewood Campus
3400 N Charles StreetLevering Hall - Arellano Theater
Baltimore, MD 21218

Encouraging students to use their voice.

Giving an opportunity for students to interpret one of three famous quotes into an original oratory. Relating it to their personal life experience.

RSVP to attend and support CLICK HERE

If interested to compose an oratory and compete for monetary prizes FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION

Feel free to send any questions  to bfsa@jhu.edu

BFSA Day at
Smithsonian National Museum of
African American History ond Culture
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20001

Donation: $10 due by March 6th for Bus Park & Ride

Only 50 seats available.

Contact Lorraine Smith: 410-614-6804



Join BFSA for a Paint and Sip Event
Saturday, Arpil 22, 2017
From 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


1326 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Donation: $35 due by April 15th. Includes food and drinks while it last.

Contacts: Lorraine Smith / 410-614-6804

Rachel Reid / 410-955-3384


Featured Exhibit additions

Savage, Deborah

Fearless Fighter


March, Erich

Civic-Minded Undertaker


Ralph Etienne-cummings

Etienne-Cummings, Ralph

A Brilliant Mind