CLBC Calls on Chancellors to Address Issues Raised in the "State of Blacks in Higher Education" Report

December 5, 2013

SACRAMENTO – December 5, 2013 – The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) are calling on campus officials at institutions of higher education across the State of California to address the continued low rate of enrollment at both the CSU and UC systems by African American students, as well as their having the lowest completion rates in all three public higher education systems as identified by the report released today by College Campaign.


CLBC Addresses California School Board of Education on LCFF Regulations

November 7, 2013

Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), addressed the California School Board of Education (SBE) on Thursday, November 7, 2013 about their proposed regulations for the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Her testimony indicated that the CLBC was concerned about the direction the proposal was taking and that so far these draft regulations seemed disingenuous to the spirit of the law and the sentiment of Members when they casted a vote in support of LCFF.

Informational Briefing and Rally: Commemorating the 50-Year Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 13, 2013

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.

CLBC members seek Florida convention boycott, federal civil rights review in response to jury’s verdict in trial on Trayvon Martin shooting death

July 16, 2013
SACRAMENTO – July 16, 2013 – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today strongly urged demonstrators protesting the not guilty verdicts handed down by a Sanford, Florida jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting death trial to express themselves in a peaceful, nonviolent manner that respects the rights, freedoms and quality of life of California’s residents, business owners and neighborhoods.
Holly J.

CLBC’s African American Leaders for Tomorrow program for California high school students to emphasize college readiness and leadership skills

June 28, 2013

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.

CLBC selects 25 high school, college students statewide for highly competitive ‘CLBC California Scholars’ program

June 28, 2013

‘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.