Caucus News

Legendary Legislator Mervyn M. Dymally Among Those to be Honored at The Legislative Black Caucus Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast

January 4, 2012

Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus will host the 2012 Civil Rights Leadership Awards Breakfast, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Holiday Inn, 300 J St. Sacramento.

"We are privileged to host this breakfast in honor of the greatest Civil Rights leader of our time whose words and actions have become the template for social justice in America and throughout the world,” said Senator Curren D, Price, Jr., Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.

PG&E, AT&T, and Southern California Edison Donate Money to Cover Black Caucus Scholarships Awarded From Account Controlled by Durkee

September 15, 2011

Sacramento – Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus,  announced Wednesday that PG&E, AT&T and Southern California Edison have offered to donate an undisclosed amount of money to help cover $51,000 in scholarship checks that the Caucus awarded to students from a frozen bank account that was maintained by accountant Kinde Durkee.

The California Legislative Black Caucus Congratulates the 2011 Scholarship Recipients

June 24, 2011

The California Legislative Black Caucus awarded 51 scholarships to young high school scholars from throughout the state at its annual scholarship luncheon on August 23, 2011 at the Sheraton Grand.

Our Weekly: Showing the community’s character when ambassadors come calling

May 12, 2011

David L. Horne, Ph.D.  |   OW Contributing Columnist

Practical Politics

The Honorable African Union (AU) Ambassador to the United States, Amina Salum Ali, came to the Southland last week, to do her scholarly thing with the Milken Institute, and to see what the Los Angeles area Black community—the African descendants—were up to.

This was her second trip to the Southland, and her first with African American co-hosts, since being appointed in 2007.

Our Weekly: Healthy lifestyles conference alarming, informative

May 12, 2011

Alex Schildkret

African American health disparities

“We must find ways for African Americans and other minorities to access quality healthcare and improve their health outcomes in a medical system that continues to neglect minorities in every aspect of healthcare, from research through end-of-life care,” state Sen. Curren Price told a recent all-day Healthy Lifestyles Initiative Conference at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Youth Leadership Scholarship Application Available

April 5, 2011

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Scholarship candidates must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. Graduating high school seniors with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning are also eligible. The amount of each award is $1,000.00.

Huge Turnout for Tri-Caucus Town Hall Meeting On California High Speed Rail Project

March 24, 2011

Los Angeles, CA- Hundreds packed a Town Hall Meeting on the California High Speed Rail Project at the California Science Center on Friday March, 28, 2011, to hear about contracting disparities and opportunities for California businesses.

Senator Price on the Affordable Care Act

March 24, 2011

On the First Anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Senator Price goes on the radio to discuss its impact on millions of uninsured Americans and its provisions for improved Health Care for all.

Listen to the discussion

Senator Curren Price and Legislative Tri-Caucus Hold Press Conference on High Speed Rail Project

March 15, 2011

Town Hall Meeting Convenes after Press Conference

What: Press Conference and Town Hall Meeting on California High Speed Rail Project

When: Friday, March 18, 2011, 12:30 p.m.

Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, LA 90037

Hundreds Turn Out For Opening Reception of “Get On Board” Exhibit Sponsored by the Legislative Black Caucus and the California Museum

February 7, 2011

Sacramento, CA – Hundreds turned out to kick off Black History Month with the California Legislative Black Caucus at the opening reception of “Get On Board: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride,” at the California Museum at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA.

The historical exhibit, which highlights the seldom heard story of CORE’s (Congress of Racial Equality) freedom ride from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas in August of 1961, will be on display through May 29th at the California Museum.