Caucus News

LORETTA E. LYNCH FINALLY SWORN IN TODAY AFTER HIGHLY POLITICIZED FIVE-MONTH BATTLE

April 27, 2015

Sacramento, CA – After a five-month battle that neared record breaking proportions, Loretta E. Lynch was finally sworn in today as the 83rd Attorney General and the first African American woman to serve in this role. The CLBC echoes the sentiments of Vice President Biden, who stated: “It is about time…”  

CLBC Applauds the District Attorney of North Charleston, South Carolina for Moving Swiftly to Press Murder Charges Against Officer Michael T. Slager

April 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA - The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) applauds the District Attorney and the police department of North Charleston, South Carolina for moving swiftly to press murder  charges against Officer Michael T. Slager. On Saturday April 4, Officer Slager was caught on a cell phone camera shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed African American man eight times in the back. Mr. Scott died shortly after being wounded.

CLBC APPLAUDS GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S SELECTION OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN FOR THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

November 24, 2014

Last African American Appointed to the California Supreme Court was in 1996.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced Leondra R. Kruger as his choice for associate justice of the California Supreme Court. This marks the second African American woman and the fourth African American to be appointed to the California Supreme Court since 1996.

CLBC ANNOUNCES LARGEST CAUCUS IN 47 YEARS

November 5, 2014

Legislative Black Caucus grows by three members following Tuesday’s election.

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced that for the first time in its 47 year history, they have increased their Caucus to eleven members up from nine just two years ago. A special election will take place on December 9 to replace retired Senator Rod Wright. 

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.