• In Action

    Here is our team in the community.

    Giving Back

    A division of our organization teaching students at Pomona High School effective communication skills

    Jaureese Gaines


    We encourage each and every one of our members and mentees to work together to achieve success.

    Sticking Together

    BLOC maintains unity by hosting events and building strong relationships. 


    of IM Sports

    BLOC wins the 2013-2014 flag football championship. This was the first year the league played under the lights and it was a huge success. With a total of 8 teams, BLOC went 4-1 in the regular season, with their only loss a 19-20 let down in the beginning of the season. BLOC gathered themselves and put up nothing but wins closing out the regular season at 4-1, earning them the #2 seed overall for playoffs. BLOC did not slow down in the payoffs, beating their opponents in route to the championship, snatching it back from defending champions, KGI. Congratulations to BLOC!

    Kwali Liggons, Charles Minkah, Dion Boyd, Darrell Jones III, Gator Adams

    Making #StrongMoves

    From left to right : Kwali Liggons, Charles Minkah, Dion Boyd, Darrell Jones III, Gator Adams

    BLOC Graduates

    Pomona Class 2012

    From left to right: Salif Douabre, John David Nako, Brian Ssembajjwe

    BLOC 14'-15'


    With All People Empowered We Excel!

    BLOC 13'-14


    SAN  (return),

    KO  (go),

    FA (look, seek and take).

    "Always progress but look back at the seeds of wisdom to make the path forward smoother." -Saa

    BLOC Founder 

    ReceIves the 2012 John Payton Award for leadership OBSA

    John Payton ‘73, a renowned civil rights attorney, was the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. As a student at Pomona, he was a founder of the Black Student Union and co-founder of the Black Studies Center. Payton was lead counsel for the University of Michigan in the 2003 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning diversity in higher education. In 2010, the National Law Journal named Payton to its list of “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers.” 

    BLOC at Paramount Pictures

    BLOC at Lucille's BBQ


    Alumni Weekend 2016

    Co-Founder Salif Doubare, Dean John Lopes, & BLOC Claremont!