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Black Girls Sue Governor and Legislature Over Public School Funding
August 21, 2020
At the tender age of 5, Samaiya Atkins and her father Marcus Atkins have high hopes and dreams for a high-quality, public education. When Mr. Atkins realized his daughter could get that level of rigor at a new school with an established reputation for developing high-performing scholars just a few blocks away from their home in the Meadowview community of Sacramento, he was ecstatic and quickly signed Samaiya up for Tecoy Porter College Prep. ... read more »
Largest US public university system requires ethnic studies
July 26, 2020
Ethnic and social justice studies will join English and science courses as graduation requirements at California State University, after the Board of Trustees at the nation’s largest four-year public university system approved the idea Wednesday. ... read more »
California State Capitol Goes Black … Red and Green to Mark Juneteenth
June 25, 2020
The state of California  started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year.  ... read more »
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: The California Legislative Black Caucus Lights Up the State Capitol in Recognition of Juneteenth
June 20, 2020
“Juneteenth is Freedom Day and a cause for celebration,” said Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. “What is encouraging is the renewed interest in Juneteenth by young people. ... read more »
The Heinous Murder of George Floyd and Race in America
June 4, 2020
As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades. ... read more »
California Black Caucus Introduces Reparations Bill
May 14, 2020
On May 11, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted yes on a bill that would mandate the state to set up an eight-member commission to examine how California engaged in — and benefited from — the enslavement of Black men, women and children. ... read more »
California Now Has One of the Strongest Police Use-of-Force Laws In the Country
August 22, 2019
 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. ... read more »
Governor: “This is not Flint, Michigan. This is the state of California”
February 14, 2019
Last month, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast, hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus in Sacramento, Newsom mentioned visiting Monterey Park Tract located in the Central Valley a few days before the breakfast with members of his administration. ... read more »
CLBC Members Kick Off MLK Celebration In Capitol City  
January 24, 2019
 Gov. Gavin Newsom has been on the job for nearly two weeks and is already dealing with a teacher strike, a utility company that is threatening bankruptcy and the poor’s inability to access clean drinking water.  ... read more »
Thurmond Plans to Bring California Schools Back to the Top 
October 18, 2018
Thurmond is running for State Superintendent for Public Instruction because he believes that every child should get the education they need to realize their potential. ... read more »
Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, PhD Elected as Caucus Chair 
September 6, 2018
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Shirley N. Weber (AD 79) as the incoming Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.   ... read more »
 CLBC’s “African American Leaders for Tomorrow” Program – Back this Summer 
April 26, 2018
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is excited to announce that its annual African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) program is coming back this summer!  ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell urges high school juniors and seniors to apply NOW for free youth-leadership program
March 16, 2018
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell urges high school juniors and seniors to apply for free youth-leadership program at CSU Dominquez Hills. Deadline to apply: May 1, 2018. Details ... read more / watch video »
Sen. Holly Mitchell on the importance of encouraging Black students to achieve
March 4, 2018
During a press conference by the California Black Legislative Caucus on the state of Black California and how it has changed over the past 10 years, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about the importance of encouraging Black students to achieve. ... read more / watch video »
California Legislative Black Caucus Remembers the First Black Lawmaker
February 22, 2018
California Legislative Black Caucus Remembers the First Black Lawmaker ... read more »
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