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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State of Black California: 10 Years Later - We Still Have Work to Do

March 1, 2018

Sacramento – Yesterday, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted an informational briefing on The State of California - 10 Years Later an update from former Speaker and CLBC Vice-Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass, who commissioned the report in 2008. CLBC members gathered to start the morning with reporters across the state answering questions on the subjects presented at today’s hearing.  Topics included healthcare, education, voter engagement, and economics.

State of Black California: 10 Years Later Agenda and Livestream

Informational Briefing and Marshall Screening
February 28, 2018

If you cannot attend the informational briefing in person, you can watch the event on this page on the day of the livestream.

9:00am – 9:30am
Opening Session and Welcoming Remarks 

Asm. Holden & Asm. Weber


9:30am – 10:30am
Healthcare Plenary Session

Moderator: Senator Holly Mitchell
Scholar: Dr. Anthony Iton, Sr. VP of Health Communities at California Endowment


  1. Doretha Williams-Flournoy, CEO for California Black Health Network
  2. David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD, President and CEO at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  3. Nicki King, PhD, Interim Chair of African and African American Studies at UC Davis

10:45am – 11:45am
Education Plenary Session

Moderator: Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber
Scholar: Margaret Fortune, President and CEO of Fortune School


  1. Matt Taylor, Director, Data and Analytics at Fortune School
  2. Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Ph.D., Deputy Director at Ed Trust West

12:00pm – 1:15pm
Civic Engagement Lunch and Learn at the Library Galleria

Moderators: Courtney Dempsey
Scholar: Shakari Byerly, Managing Partner at Evitarus, a strategic advisory firm


  1. Alice Huffman, President, California-Hawaii NAACP
  2. Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Current Caucus Member, AD 64
  3. D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. Member of the Inglewood School Board

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Economics Plenary Session

Moderator: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Scholar: Dr. James B. Stewart, Professor Emeritus, Penn State University


  1. Cassandra Jennings, President & CEO of the Greater Sacramento Urban League
  2. Mark Harris, Director of Pre-Law Studies at the UC, Merced and the Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Mark T. Harris
  3. Azizza Davis Goines, President & CEO, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Closing Session: What have we learned?


Doors open for Marshall Screening


5:30pm – 6:15pm
Panel Discussion with CA Black Judges


6:30pm – 8:30pm
Feature Presentation of the Movie, Marshall


Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 2:15pm