CLBC Caucus Vice Chair, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D – San Diego) led a special ceremony in the State Assembly to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday in California. In her floor speech, Weber said by celebrating Dr. King’s life she hopes others will see something in themselves that pushes them to rise up. “The beauty of the Martin Luther King celebration day is that it once again reminds us that one person, standing for right, can truly change the world,” Weber said. Watch her full remarks in this Assembly Access video.
Sunday, February 11, 2018, First AME Church hosted the 2018 city of Los Angeles African American Heritage Month Worship Service to kick off Black History Month in the city of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the day’s event paying tribute to those Black leaders who laid the ground work for not only First AME Church but all of Los Angeles. “It is such a privilege to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Mayor Tom Bradley, who paved the way for so many historic moments that we enjoy today here in Los Angeles,” stated Mayor Garcetti.
Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has selected Assemblymember Mike Gipson (AD-64) as the new Secretary/Treasurer. The position has been vacant since Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (AD-54) resigned from the Legislature due to health concerns.
Join the California Legislative Black Caucus for a free screening of the movie Marshall. There will be a panel discussion with California Black Judges on the challenges African Americans face in the Judicial system. Free refreshments will be provided in partnership with AARP.
Who: California Legislative Black Caucus and AARP
What: Panel Discussion on the Judicial System and the African American Community
Free Screening of Marshall
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. Sacramento, CA 95814
When: Wed. Feb. 28, 2018
Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Panel: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Feature Presentation: 6:30pm
Cost: Free. RSVP here; Each guest will receive complimentary small popcorn and beverage. Space is limited.
Synopsis: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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