Caucus News

CLBC Releases Biennial Report

October 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), led by Chair, Senator Holly Mitchell, released its biennial report for 2013 to 2014, chronicling the work done by the Caucus over the two year period.

Click here to view the full report.

Black and Hispanic Students are Failing at an Alarming Rate in Some New York City Schools

September 4, 2014

Washington, DC – The CLBC along with the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is appalled and dismayed at the discovery that at least 90 public schools in New York City failed to pass a single Black or Hispanic student on the state standardized tests in 2013, according to a study, The Forgotten Fourth, released by Families for Excellent Schools.

The full study can be found here.

CLBC on Shootings of Unarmed Black Men: This Has to Stop!

August 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO - With photos of young unarmed men killed by law enforcement displayed behind them, including Michael Brown, who was buried today, members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) both denounced escalating violence against men of color by law enforcement and committed themselves to pursuing tangible policies that address this issue in California, including the increased militarization of police departments across the state.

Young, Black and Unarmed

August 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) response to the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

CLBC Praises the Disciplinary Action Taken Against the CHP Officer Who Beat an African American Female Pedestrian

August 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO - Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) praised California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joseph Farrow in a statement released today for his actions to revoke the peace officer status of the CHP officer who beat an African American female pedestrian during a July 1, 2014 encounter on the Interstate 10 Freeway in West Los Angeles:

CLBC Selects 30 High School and College Students Statewide for Highly Competitive 'CLBC California Scholars’ Program

June 25, 2014

‘Scholars’ receive a $2,500 financial assistance scholarship and a HP laptop computer.


SACRAMENTO - The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today named its CLBC California Scholars for 2014, which comprised of a group of 30 deserving high school and college students determined to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.

CLBC joins the global community in demanding the immediate release of the missing Nigerian girls.

May 5, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is adding its voice to the global outcry for the immediate release of the missing Nigerian girls.


CLBC congratulates the NBA for taking swift and decisive actions against L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

April 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) congratulate the NBA for taking swift and decisive action to investigate and sanction L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of the revelation of anti-Black sentiments and actions attributed to him.

CLBC Calls for a boycott of all Los Angeles Clippers Games

April 28, 2014

Sacramento - The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), in response to the outrageous comments made by Donald Sterling, the principal owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, are calling on basketball fans to boycott all Clippers games.

By boycotting the games, we will be sending a non-verbal message to not only Donald Sterling but to the NBA, that racist comments and views have no place in a league that is 76.3% African Americans players and 81% players of color.

CLBC calls for solutions that would reflect the true “diversity” of California on the UC and CSU campuses

April 25, 2014