Category Archives: Civil Rights

Sacramento Residents Demand Answers in Stephon Clark Killing

Angry and frustrated residents are demanding answers after a police-involved shooting left an unarmed, Black man dead last week. Stephon Clark, 22, was fatally shot in his Meadowview area backyard Sunday, after two Sacramento Police Department (SPD) officers shot at him more than 20 times. Local law enforcement officers were in the area after receiving a 911 call about a man suspected of breaking into vehicles in the area. Continue reading Sacramento Residents Demand Answers in Stephon Clark Killing

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

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