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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Roe Ruling

LANSING, Mich. (June 24, 2022) — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, led by Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit), has issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional abortion protections: “This is some bullshit. “The attack on reproductive rights is a travesty. This decision will have a devastating […]

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MLBC Responds to Charges filed in Lyoya Shooting

Contact: Leslie Love, Executive Director, (313) 549-7469 LANSING, Mich. (June 9, 2022) — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus has issued the following statement regarding the charges announced by Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker against Officer Christopher Schurr in the fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya: “We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the Lyoya family, […]

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Sen. Bullock, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Statement on Grand Rapids Police Shooting

LANSING, Mich. (April 13, 2022) — Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit), chairman of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, has issued the following statement regarding the released video footage of the fatal police shooting of Patrick Lyoya on April 4 in Grand Rapids: “As a father, a son, and a brother, I am devastated for the Lyoya family. As […]

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Black History Month

This month, we celebrate Black stories and storytellers, bearing witness even as some seek to erase us. From Carter G. Woodson, the father of #BlackHistoryMonth, to unsung heroes, we owe past generations for keeping our stories alive.

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus on Labor Protests in Downtown Lansing

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 17, 2022 — Today, members of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus joined a coalition of labor voices in downtown Lansing in support of the United Six — a group of electricians formerly employed by United Electric Contractors. In a lawsuit filed last month, the group alleges that UEC maintained a retaliatory and hostile work […]

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Johnson, Bridging Communities Announce New Initiative to Enhance Cleanup Efforts in Detroit

New grant enables the grassroots organization to provide stipends to those committed to improving their community DETROIT, Jan. 3, 2022 – State Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) and Phyllis Edwards, executive director of Bridging Communities, will detail a new initiative that will provide Detroiters with the tools they need for cleanup projects in the city […]

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Michigan Department of Civil Rights: MICRC Maps Violate the Voting Rights Act, Must be Redrawn

LANSING, MI—Dr. Jerome Reide, Legislative Liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has released Department analysis showing the five proposed electoral maps offered by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) violate the federal Voting Rights Act. Dr. Reide’s analysis was filed with MICRC on December 9, 2021, in advance of the end of […]

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45th Annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference

We proudly represented Michigan at the 45th Annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference last week. In attendance was Detroit Caucus Chair Rep. Tenisha Yancey, Rep. Kyra Bolden, Rep. Helena Scott and Rep. Tyrone Carter. And our Chair Sen. Marshall Bullock was recognized as National Black Caucus Regional (Midwest) Legislator of the Year!

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Calls for Fair Maps, Opposes Minority Vote Dilution in Redistricting Process

LANSING, MI–At their meeting on Monday, Nov. 22, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) passed a resolution calling on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) to ensure that the electoral maps they approve are fair and will not result in the dilution of the minority vote, citing specific provisions in the 15th Amendment to […]

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MDCR Director John E. Johnson to MICRC: proposed electoral maps “fail the test” of preserving the voice of Michigan minorities

Proposed maps violate the Voting Rights Act and strip the rights of minority voters to elect representatives who reflect their community Lansing, MI- On Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director John E. Johnson, Jr. will speak before the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and address violations of the Voting Rights Act of […]