Black History Month Writing Contest
Funded by the Cerritos College Foundation
Write about a Black public figure or collective—activist, artist, writer, athlete, educator, filmmaker, politician, business leader, influencer, etc.—who you believe hasn't gotten the recognition they deserve. In a 750-word original essay or a poem, sing their praises, say their names, let the world know who they are, what they’ve done, and why you think the rest of the world should know their work.
1st Prize: $125 2nd Prize: $75 3rd Prize: $50
1st place: "Tallahatchie" by Jadel Moreira
2nd place:"Say My Name and More" by Fatima Durrani
3rd place: "I can't believe Samuel L. Jackson has never won an Oscar" by Monique Gutierrez
"The Forgotten Cat" by Steven Wright Jr.