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The California Legislative Black Caucus Stands in Strong Support of Governor Newsom
August 12, 2021
The California Legislative Black Caucus strongly opposes the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom and urges all Californians to say “NO” to this unwarranted, ill-advised, and costly recall election. ... read more »
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 »
State’s Top Doc Burke-Harris to Lead Advisory Team as African Americans Raise COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns
December 3, 2020
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, three vaccine trials have yielded promising results, and the first round of Americans could begin to receive shots as early as mid-December. Last week, the California Department of Public Health announced that California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris will chair the state’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. The group Burke-Harris leads will help guide the state’s decision making about vaccine distribution. ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus
June 11, 2020
The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to "address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color." The CLBC has released their 2020 Legislative Agenda and there are two noted categories: Priority and Supported Bills. They cover economics, education, and social justice. Here is a summary of measurements proposed this year. ... 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 »
CLBC Members Kick Off MLK Celebration in The Capitol City
January 22, 2019
The event was held at the Sacramento Masonic Temple. The Rev. Al Sharpton gave the keynote address. The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) serves as a body to ensure that pressing issues facing Black Americans in California are brought to the forefront of policy and budgetary decisions. Newsom praised the group for its continual work. Newsom said, “What you guys have accomplished in the last four or five years is extraordinary. What you guys did should be a point of pride. It’s not about the legislature versus the executive. ... read more / watch video »
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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 »
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 »
State of Black California: 10 Years Later – We Still Have Work to Do
March 8, 2018
The State of Black California – 10 Years Later gives insight to the areas that Black Californians have progressed and the shines light on the areas where there is work to be done to eliminate disparities. ... read more »
California Legislative Black Caucus Remembers the First Black Lawmaker
February 22, 2018
California Legislative Black Caucus Remembers the First Black Lawmaker ... 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 »
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