History

This is Our Fight—I AM 2018: Celebrating Black History Month in advance of the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined Black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee as they rallied for fair pay, better working conditions, justice and equality. The night before his second attempt to lead a march in support of the striking workers he said, “I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.” Now—it’s our turn.  Continue reading This is Our Fight—I AM 2018: Celebrating Black History Month in advance of the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

Watch for Black Magic at this Winter’s Olympic Games

When the U.S. Olympic team enters the arena during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on February 9, the Black Olympians will not only hold their space among the best athletes the nation has to offer, win or lose they will carry with them the pride of the African American community.  Continue reading Watch for Black Magic at this Winter’s Olympic Games

Thousands of Prison Inmates Are Being Released Into Local Communities

According to California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) data, thousands of prisoners were released early into local communities as a result of the California Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109) and related state laws including Propositions 47 and 57, which reduced various felonies to misdemeanors, decreased prosecutions of parole violations, and shifted 35,000 inmates to local county jails. Continue reading Thousands of Prison Inmates Are Being Released Into Local Communities

Former DNC Chair Keynotes CLBC MLK Breakfast Honoring Community Leaders Around the State

The California Legislative Black Caucus hosted Donna Brazile, a national political figure, at its Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast, held Thursday, January 11, to kick off a host of statewide marches, breakfasts and community events commemorating the life and legacy of MLK. Continue reading Former DNC Chair Keynotes CLBC MLK Breakfast Honoring Community Leaders Around the State

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 2018 Legacy: Say ‘No’ to Evil, But ‘Yes’ to Unity and Freedom

As the world community observes and celebrates the 89th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important for Black America to assess how far we have come 50 years since the tragic brutal assassination of Dr. King in Memphis, Tennessee of April 4, 1968. Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 2018 Legacy: Say ‘No’ to Evil, But ‘Yes’ to Unity and Freedom

Center for Responsible Lending Report Calls For-Profit Education “a Risky Proposition”

Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days. As the cost of higher education rises, borrowing to cover those costs often becomes a family concern across multiple generations including the student, parents, and even grandparents or other relatives. Continue reading Center for Responsible Lending Report Calls For-Profit Education “a Risky Proposition”