Caucus News

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.

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.

Black Caucus Hosts "Get On Board" A Historical Exhibit of California Freedom Riders at the California Museum

January 28, 2011

Opening Reception on February 2, 2011.  Exhibition on Display thru May 29, 2011

Sacramento, CA – In honor of Black History Month, the California Legislative Black Caucus is hosting Get On Board: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride, a 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.

Governor Jerry Brown Tells Gathering at Black Caucus MLK, Jr Celebration That Education Is a Civil Rights Issue

January 24, 2011

Sacramento, CA – Governor Jerry Brown declared education a Civil Rights issue before 600 people attending the annual MLK, Jr. Civil Rights Legacy and Leadership Awards Breakfast hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday, Jan. 20th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

Senator Price Statement on Gov. Brown’s Proposed Budget

January 11, 2011

State Senator Curren D. Price (D-Los Angeles), Chairman of the California Legislative Black Caucus, issued the following statement today on Governor’s Brown proposed Budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

“Yesterday, Governor Brown released his proposed state budget for 2011-12 that cuts state spending by $12.5 billion, relies on new revenue that must be approved by voters, and transfers responsibility for certain programs and authority to local governments.

Senator Price’s Statement on Speaker Perez’ Appointment Of Assemblymember Amina Carter to Leadership Team

January 10, 2011

Sacramento, CA – After meeting with Assembly Speaker John A. Perez on Monday, Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, issued this statement:

“The California Legislative Black Caucus remains vigilant and committed to advocating for the interests of African Americans throughout California and increasing their participation and representation in all levels of governments, particularly the California Legislature.