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Black History Month: Black Caucus Honors ‘Unsung Heroes’
March 2, 2022
To mark Black History Month, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held a virtual ceremony honoring people with the group’s Unsung Heroes award – people who exemplify selflessness, courage and service, and whose work to lift others often goes unrecognized. ... read more »
Asm. Gipson Hosts Police Reform Hearing on Peace Officer Bill of Rights
December 23, 2021
This week, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Police Reform, held a hearing regarding the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBR). The discussion included experts in academia, a civil rights attorney whose firm represents families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, counsel of rank and file officers, as well as police chiefs.   ... read more »
Cal NAACP Praises AG Becerra for Investigating LA Sheriff’s Dept.
January 28, 2021
The California Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the investigation responding to allegations of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct, including a number of reported incidents involving LASD management and personnel. ... read more »
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Sen. Steven Bradford Commits to Building Upon Weber’s Legacy as Next Black Caucus Chair
January 7, 2021
Last week, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) elected Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) chair of the group comprised of African Americans serving in State Legislature. Bradford, 60, who is the longest serving member in the caucus and the only African American member in the California Senate, is succeeding the CLBC’s outgoing chair Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego). ... read more »
Black Caucus Writes Letters Defending State Bar Candidate
September 24, 2020
“The Black community is already subject to a lot, and we’re not thought about all the time. It's important for us to take matters into our own hands and really be prepared for what's to come because sometimes we're not considered in the game plan as far as what the world needs to do,” Sidqe said. ... read more »
Awareness Push to Restore Voting Rights for California’s Parolees Kicks Off
September 10, 2020
On Aug. 17, the “Yes On Prop 17” campaign held its Official Proposition 17 Campaign Virtual Kick-Off on Facebook Live. The event featured testimony from previously incarcerated persons on why more than 50,000 parolees in California deserve the right to vote. ... read more »
In Charter School Fight, Urban League and National Action Network Ask NAACP: “Did You See the Numbers?”
May 23, 2019
The state chapters of the National Urban League (NUL) and the National Action Network (NAN) have teamed up to oppose the bills. They say the proposals amount to a “step backward” for African American charter school parents and their children. ... read more »
Bill Aimed at Preventing Police Deadly Force Moves Forward
April 18, 2019
Legislation is first of its kind in the nation ... read more »
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Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions
April 18, 2019
Three charter school bills the Assembly Education Committee cleared recently leave too many unanswered questions, says Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). She is the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and a member of the Assembly Education Committee ... read more »
Assemblymember McCarty Applauds Assembly Budget Action to Establish Independent Investigations of Officer Involved Shootings
May 31, 2018
Similar laws requiring the independent investigations of officer involved shootings are currently in place in the states of Wisconsin, New York, Illinois and Connecticut. ... read more »
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