Caucus News

BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAYVON MARTIN MURDER

March 27, 2012

Family deserves justice after teen slain by self-appointed ‘crimestopper’

SACRAMENTO -- The California Legislative Black Caucus today expressed their sadness and frustration with the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the lack of an arrest in his murder and various recent comments placing blame on the victim or his choice of clothing. Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., Chairman of the Black Caucus stated:

California Legislative Black Caucus Announces March 2nd Deadline for Scholarship Applications

February 17, 2012

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus announced March 2nd as the deadline to receive applications for their annual CLBC scholarship. The amount of each award is $1,000.00

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.

Legislative Black Caucus Honors Olympian John Carlos

February 16, 2012

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus hosted a book signing and reception for Olympic icon and author John Carlos on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the California History Museum. Carlos was also presented with a Senate Resolution on the floor of the Senate earlier that day in recognition of Black History Month.

Hundreds were in attendance at the event where Carlos gave a spirited talk urging the audience to reach out to Black youth, offering guidance and support.

Legislative Black Caucus Honors Tuskegee Airmen

February 16, 2012

Sacramento – More than 500 people squeezed into the California History Museum on February 7th for the festive Grand Opening Reception of the historic exhibit, “Tuskegee Airmen: Journey to Flight.”

The California Legislative Black Caucus hosted the reception during which several Tuskegee Airmen and relatives of the Airmen were acknowledged and presented with certificates of honor.

Book signing and Reception for Olympian John Carlos

February 9, 2012

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus will host a book signing and reception for Olympic icon and author John Carlos on Monday, February 13, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the California History Museum. Carlos will also be presented with a Senate Resolution on the floor of the Senate earlier that day

Carlos’ and Tommie Smith’s black-gloved raised fist salute on the 1968 Olympic podium was seen around the world and sparked a great deal of political and public controversy.

California Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Grand Opening Reception for Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition at the California Museum

February 2, 2012

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus will host a Grand Opening Reception for the historic exhibit, “Tuskegee Airmen: Journey to Flight,” on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento.  Several Tuskegee Airmen and relatives of the Airmen will be acknowledged at the event and presented with certificates of honor.

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.