Honoring Frederick Roberts - Exhibit and Reception

The CLBC will be celebrating the legacy of the Honorable Frederick Roberts as 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of his joining the Legislature as the first African American Legislator.

Join us as we honor him through an exciting exhibit at the California Museum at 5pm on Feb. 15th. 

Light refreshments will be served as we explore the Frederick Roberts exhibit and the And Still I Rise exhibit of Black quilters during this Black History Month.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

State of Black California: 10 Years Later - Informational Briefing

Join the California Legislative Black Caucus as we explore the progress of African Americans in California in our Informational Briefing entitled State of Black California: 10 Years Later. We will explore the topics of Healthcare, Education, Civic Engagement, and Economics with Legislators, scholars, and advocates.


We will conclude the day with a panel with African American Judges to discuss the Judicial system and the Black experience followed by a screening of the film Marshall at the Crest Theatre. An agenda for the day's activities can be found in the PDF below.


You can RSVP at https://sbc10withclbc.eventbrite.com.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:00am

California Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Trumps "Shithole Countries" comment

January 12, 2018

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday January 11th, during a discussion about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, President Trump referred to those countries as "shithole countries." The California Legislative Black Caucus, chaired by Assemblymember Chris Holden, released the following statement:


Donna Brazile Delivers Keynote at California Legislative Black Caucus MLK Day Celebration

January 11, 2018

Sacramento, CA –The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) celebrated its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast “Black Voices: Reclaiming Our Influence” in Sacramento. The commemorative event featured veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile as the Keynote Speaker, with additional remarks from CLBC Chair Chris Holden, Senate pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, and members of the CLBC.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration

Come celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the California Legislative Black Caucus over breakfast. This year we will recognize the Unsung Heroes of California's African American communities. Join us as we honor them and the great work of Dr. King through spoken word, song, and a legendary keynote address. RSVP here: https://clbchonorsdrking2018.eventbrite.com

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:00am


September 21, 2017

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

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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.

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