Fish Fry Raises Scholarship Funds

February 22, 2017

 

The African American Faculty and Staff Association held a fish fry and concert on Feb. 15 around noon in the Free Speech area of Fresno City College’s campus as part of Black History Month events at FCC.

 

The AAFSA set up a tent where they sold fish and chips as well as sodas as a scholarship fundraiser.

 

ASG representative Wyconda Hopkins said, “this is a fundraiser for scholarships that the AAFSA provides to African American students.”

 

A scholarship is awarded to two students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 and another to students with a 3.5 and higher.

 

On the amphitheater stage, two men performed a short reggae concert.

 

The two men, Jah Wise and Ras Heed, sang about love within their community and not letting politics destroy it.

 

With their reggae music, they promoted black culture. In one song, the lyrics went, “Forward to Africa, not backwards,” and “a politician ain’t nothin, our love is something.”

 

An alumnus of FCC, Wise was proud to have studied the history of many different cultures when he was a student.

 

Wise said, “I believe there is no better time than now to expand love in our community, whether that is on campus, in Fresno, California or our country.

 

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