On August 28, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Organized by a coalition of civil rights activist, labor, and religious organizations, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was attended by about 250,000 supporters. In addition to a means to demonstrate support for civil rights legislation proposed by then President John F.
SACRAMENTO – June 28, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is seeking promising California African American high school students for their annual CLBC African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) program on Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27, 2013 at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
‘Scholars’ receive a $2,500 financial assistance scholarship and a HP laptop computer.
SACRAMENTO – June 27, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today named its CLBC California Scholars, Class of 2013, a 25-member group of deserving high school and college students striving to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.
SACRAMENTO – June 25, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today harshly criticized the United States Supreme Court for its decision to strike down Section 4 of the historic Voting Rights Act on 1965.
CLBC Chair and Assembly member Holly J. Mitchell said, “Today, the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have declared with their ruling on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that state practices that could serve to deny minority citizens their lawful right to vote do not need to be scrutinized in advance of their implementation.
ACR 45 Moves to the Assembly Floor ----Press Conference Announced
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber’s (D-San Diego) ACR 45 passed the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 with a 7-0 unanimous vote.
California Legislative Black Caucus launches new website to tout its policy agenda and progress initiatives.
SACRAMENTO – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced it has launched CLBC Agenda 2020, an ambitious multi-year effort built around two primary policy initiatives: education and black enterprise.
All nine members of the Legislature's black caucus are urging state officials to scrap parts of a deal that would allow USC to run the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City), in only her second term in public office, has been elected Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) by Caucus members for the 2013-2014 session. The Caucus, which addresses policy and budgetary issues affecting black Californians, consists of the nine African American members of the state’s Legislature, including two Senators and seven members of the Assembly. Mitchell served as Caucus secretary in her first two-year term.
Sacramento, CA – African American election night victories in races for the California State Assembly resulted in a net gain of one and increased the California Legislative Black Caucus to nine members.
The Caucus has never had more than nine members since its founding in 1967, and is particularly proud of the election of representatives in districts where African Americans are not in the majority.