The CLBC Juneteenth 2018 Event


The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) and Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce invite you to a celebration of Juneteenth commemorating the 153rd anniversary of the emancipation of the enslaved African-Americans throughout the United States.


Monday, June 11, 2018

State Capitol, Eureka Room

1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

*Must enter from the North (L Street) side of the Capitol

Schedule of events:

3:30 – 6:00 PM – the Freedmen’s Bureau Black Family History Event

5:30 PM – Juneteenth Reception Program

6:00 PM – Networking event hosted by the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce

All events are open to the public.

Contact: Ashley Johnson at (916) 319-2007 or Kristin Warren at (916) 319-3868.

RSVP Below:

Event Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

CLBC Welcomes Debbie Lumpkin as New Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Business Development

May 18, 2018

Sacramento – Wednesday evening the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), along with Governor Jerry Brown, welcomed Debbie Lumpkin of Los Angeles, as Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Small Business Development in the Office of Audits and Investigations, at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Office of Audits and Investigation is responsible for services that assist management in accomplishing Caltrans’ objectives, setting priorities, and improving accountability to diverse community groups.

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.

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CA Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Stephon Clark: Demands Answers and Protection of All Citizens

March 29, 2018

Sacramento – California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) takes pride in advocating for Black Californians and recognizes the gravity of this responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative that we address the atrocity that happened in our very own city, Sacramento. It is disheartening that despite training, we see the same story replaying with different victims – unarmed people stripped from their children, wives, parents, and friends.

CA Legislative Black Caucus Unveils 2018 Priority Legislation

March 15, 2018

Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) proudly announce its CLBC 2018 legislative and budget priorities.

“The needs, desires, and priorities of Black Californians are reflected in the legislation the Caucus is leading this year,” said CLBC Chair, Chris Holden (AD 41). “The CLBC is proclaiming victories in education, economic advancement, and overall quality of life. I am committed to the Caucus’ objectives of social, economic, and educational justice.”

AALT - Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT), program will be held from July 11 – 14, 2018, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. During this four-day residential summer program, Ninety students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, financial literacy, and career development through intense hands-on training and workshops.  Housing, meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants. For students living outside of Los Angeles/Riverside Counties, transportation to the conference will also be provided.

To be eligible for selection, candidates must currently be in the 10th or 11th grade and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Candidates must also submit the 2018 AALT Application requirements, including two essays, three agreement forms, two letters of recommendation and a provide a copy of their most recent transcript.

The completed applications must be received online or in the mail at the CLBC office by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. NO POSTMARKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

AALT Application Timeline
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Applications available
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Application Period Closed
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Students Will be Notified of Acceptance

For more information or to apply online please visit:

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:45pm

CLBC Scholarship Program - Apply Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.  This program provides tuition assistance to enable students to fulfill their higher education goals.  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.

To be eligible for selection, candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5., and must complete the CLBC Scholarship Application and Personal Statement essay describing why they want to be selected. In addition, two letters of recommendation and a certified copy of the most recent transcript are required and must be submitted with the application and essay.

The applications must be received at the appropriate representative’s address on the last page of the application by Monday, April 16, 2018. NO POSTMARKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Scholarship Application Timeline
Friday, February 16, 2018 – Applications available
Monday, April 16, 2018 – Application period closed
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Scholarship Recipients Announced


For more information or to download the application please visit:

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:45pm

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.

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