Remembering Juneteenth

June 19, 2018

Sacramento - The CLBC Vice-Chair Senator Bradford (D Gardena) addresses his colleagues in the Senate Chambers about the importance of Juneteenth, and why June 19, 1865, was so incredible. Senator Bradford shares what it means and has meant to be freed African-Americans, and invites his fellow lawmakers to remember this special day in history. 

State Assembly Celebrates Black History Month

May 2, 2018

(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, led a special ceremony on the Assembly floor to mark February 2018 as Black History Month. Assemblymember Holden urged all citizens to join in celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans and noted this year’s Black History Month theme is African-Americans during a time of war.

Legislators Announce Landmark Policy to Address Police Shootings

April 3, 2018

Senator Bradford Remembers Stephon Clark

April 2, 2018

The State of Black California: 10 Years Later

March 1, 2018

(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.

Black History Month - The Beauty of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 15, 2018

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.

Remembering the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 12, 2018

CLBC Gala

September 21, 2017

The CLBC Gala that took place on 08/26/17.

Holden: Now is the Time to Take Action Against Bigotry

August 24, 2017

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.

Holden Delivers Juneteenth Prayer

July 31, 2017

(Sacramento)