California Black Chamber of Commerce

Black Caucus Black History Month Event Celebrates Business Owners

The California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) recognized the success of 16 thriving Black-owned businesses at its annual Legislative Business Brunch at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. 

CBCC Opens Resource Center in Inglewood

California Black Chamber of Commerce officials announced their expansion to Inglewood with the grand opening of a new resource center in the city on June 24.


The Southern California Virtual Business Center (SC-VBC) is an online facility designed to prepare business owners to scale and grow through the emphasis of corporate and government contracts. The SC-VBC hosts different programs for entrepreneurs at different stages of their business, through the program’s curriculum, resources, and mentorships.


County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joins with Black Lives Matter, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Urban League, LA Metropolitan Alliance of Churches, Community Build, Brotherhood Crusade,  Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, Greater LA African-American Chamber of Commerce to support Prop16   LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was joined by key business, labor, civil rights and community-based organizations to urge Californians to support passage of Proposition 16. Yes on Proposition 16 is a California ballot measure that would end the ban on affirmative action in the state, working

An Easy Way to Put More Money in the Hands of Californians

There is no way around it—California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 5 has been a disaster for our state. The so-called “gig economy” legislation passed last year has been a short-sighted and dangerous attack on nearly ten percent of our state’s workforce. What’s worse—businesses continue to be attacked on all sides from attorneys looking to exploit the vague “ABC test.” And all this is peaking during the worst health crisis in a century, when millions of Californians remain jobless and small businesses are struggling to survive.

Black Activists Confront Affirmative Action Opponents on Zoom Call

Last week, African American activists confronted affirmative action opponents on a Zoom town hall a conservative Republican candidate organized. At least one Republican elected official attended the event that the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation (SVCAF) supported.    

Power Struggle for CA Black Chamber Months Following Founder’s Passing

Aubry Stone It was a common question full of trepidation among supporters of the California Black Chamber of Commerce for years: “What is going to happen to the Chamber of Commerce if something happens to Aubry Stone?” The concern was since the CBCC had not publicly announced a successor to Stone — who served as the organization’s CEO since becoming one of its founders in 1995 — the passionate leadership that Stone possessed for supporting Black businesses — and leading the organization — would be lost once he stopped working. Since Stone passed away Nov. 28 2018, it has not