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Community Leader Ray Ealy Recognized by the California State Legislature
March 2, 2022
Pasadena resident Raymond Ealy was recently recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as the 41st Assembly District’s Unsung Heroes for his positive impact in the community.   ... read more »
Dolores Helen Hickambottom, Noted Pasadena Community Activist, Passes Away
January 20, 2022
Dolores Helen Hickambottom was born March 27, 1931, the second of four children born to Edward and Lillian (Polite) Dupre in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Her parents and sister, Mary Rose Arceneaux, and brother, Oscar Dupre, Sr., preceded her in death. ... read more »
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Lawmakers Approve ‘Upward Mobility’ Bill, Proposing More Slots for Blacks on State Boards, Commissions
September 16, 2021
On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) ‘Upward Mobility Bill’ (AB 105) passed the California State Senate with a 29-to-8 vote. ... read more »
JONATHAN SANDVILLE JOINS AFRICAN AMERICAN BOARD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AS PRESIDENT AND CEO
August 18, 2021
Philanthropy executive Jonathan Sandville has joined The African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) as its new president and CEO, replacing recently retired co-founder Yvette Chappell-Ingram, the organization’s first president and CEO. ... read more »
Assemblymember Holden’s ‘George Floyd Law’ Clears First Policy Committee
March 25, 2021
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 26, passed the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety. AB 26 establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. ... read more »
Asm. Holden Takes on Unfair Lowballing When Black Californians Appraise Their Homes
March 4, 2021
Assemblymember Chris Holden has (D-Pasadena) introduced legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 948, to address discrimination in the real estate appraisal process in California. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
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Community Leaders Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature
February 12, 2019
Community Leaders Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature Pasadena (CA) – Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in Sacramento as the 41st Assembly District’s “2019 Unsung Heroes” for their contributions to the advancement of equal rights for all individuals. ... read more »
African Americans Win Throughout California 
November 8, 2018
Dems took over the House, but not the Senate. California has a new governor, according to LA vote, as of press time, Tony Thurmond will lead public instruction and rent control laws will remain as they are:  just some of the highlights of the country’s midterm election November 6. ... read more »
Law Enforcement Reps Get Ear Full In State Senate Hearing
June 14, 2018
Bradford made a pointed remark about the makeup of law enforcement organizations. During public testimony, supporters of the bill shared their support for the bill and their stories, including the uncle of Oscar Grant (who was shot in the back in the San Francisco area). ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel June 2018 Endorsement Slate
May 24, 2018
Los Angeles Sentinel June 2018 Endorsement Slate ... read more »
Assemblymember Chris Holden Announces California Legislative Black Caucus Scholarships 
March 15, 2018
Assemblymember Chris Holden today announced the availability of applications for the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Frederick M. Roberts Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. ... read more »
Pasadena Journal’s Joe and Ruthie Hopkins Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature
February 6, 2018
Joe and Ruthie Hopkins co-own and publish the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News, the area’s only African-American owned and oriented newspapers since 1989. ... read more »
California Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Successful African-American Leaders of Tomorrow Conference
August 31, 2017
During the summer legislative recess, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted their Annual African-American Leaders of tomorrow (AALT) conference, a four-day residential summer program on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). ... read more »

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