(Sacramento) – Ten years after the publication of the State of Black California report the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted an all day informational briefing to discuss what progress has been made. Among the topics discussed: healthcare, education and economics. Watch the entire CLBC State of Black California: Ten Years Later briefing in this Assembly Access video.
CLBC Caucus Vice Chair, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D – San Diego) led a special ceremony in the State Assembly to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday in California. In her floor speech, Weber said by celebrating Dr. King’s life she hopes others will see something in themselves that pushes them to rise up. “The beauty of the Martin Luther King celebration day is that it once again reminds us that one person, standing for right, can truly change the world,” Weber said. Watch her full remarks in this Assembly Access video.
The CLBC Gala that took place on 08/26/17.
When the State Legislature returned from its summer recess Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and the State Assembly passed House Resolution 51 condemning the actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Now is the time to speak up. Now is the time to take action,” Assemblymember Holden told his colleagues.
(Sacramento) – A capacity crowd was on hand for the California Legislative Black Caucus’ annual Martin Luther King, Junior/Civil Rights breakfast at the Sacramento Convention Center. The CLBC holds the event each year to honor the legacy of Dr. King and the Caucus’ relentless commitment to community service in the black community. This year Myra Turner, with the Speaker’s office, was honored with the Distinguished Government Service Award. Rory Kaufman was honored with the Community Activist Award. John L. Burris was honored with the Civil Leadership Award. And Curtis J.
(Sacramento) – Journalist, syndicated columnist, author and NewsOneNow TV host Roland S. Martin delivered the keynote address at the California Legislative Black Caucus’ annual Martin Luther King, Junior/Civil Rights breakfast at the Sacramento Convention Center. The CLBC holds the event each year to honor the legacy of Dr. King and the Caucus’ relentless commitment to community service in the black community. Watch his address in this Assembly Access video.