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.

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.

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.

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.

Gov. Jerry Brown To Speak At Legislative Black Caucus’ Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration

January 7, 2011

Sacramento, CA – Newly elected Governor Jerry Brown will deliver the keynote address at the annual MLK, Jr. Civil Rights Leadership Awards Breakfast hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday, January 20th at 7:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento.

The Caucus will honor Governor Brown by awarding him their Leadership and Courage Award.