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Senator Geiss, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Condemn Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

LANSING, Mich. (Oct.  26, 2021) — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), executive vice chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, today denounced the passage of legislation by the Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness to restrict the way racism is taught in schools. Senate Bill 460, sponsored by Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton Township), is an attempt to […]

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2022 State Budget

The 2022 state budget invests in: ️ Sickle cell treatment Mental health resources Education Ending public health disparities This budget helps build a more inclusive Michigan that supports all residents, and these funds will help ensure every community can thrive.

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Applauds the Verdicts in the George Floyd Prosecution

 LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) applauds yesterday’s jury verdicts that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. As a result, Mr. Chauvin, who pressed his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds […]

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Applauds the Governor’s 2022 Budget Recommendations

 LANSING – We at the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) applaud Governor Gretchen Whitmer for putting forth a thoughtful budget that addresses the needs of every community with an intentional view through a socially equitable lens by allocating $6.7 million in funds to the Sickle Cell Disease Initiative, which we have championed for decades.  We […]

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Governor Whitmer

LANSING – “Governor Gretchen Whitmer last night proved in her State of the State address why she is the type of leader we need to shepherd our state through one of the most difficult periods in Michigan’s history,” said Senator Marshall Bullock, chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC). “Last year was challenging for […]

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Retains Bullock as Chair

LANSING – Michigan State Senator Marshall Bullock II (D-Detroit) was elected today to chair the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) for the 2021-22 session.  Sen. Bullock was elevated to chairperson in November 2019 following the election of former MLBC chairperson and State Representative Sheldon Neeley’s election as mayor of Flint, Michigan.  Sen. Bullock served as […]

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The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Threats

LANSING – The holiday season is supposed to bring Americans of all ideologies together with shared feelings of peace and unity.  Unfortunately, our thoughts are instead turned toward the misdirected hatred of a small, yet vocal contingent of agitators.  There are residents in Michigan who have chosen to repeatedly attempt to intimidate and threaten the lives of […]

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The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Election Certification by State Board of Canvassers

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) is pleased that the Michigan Board of State Canvassers (“State Canvassers”), has executed its ministerial and constitutional duty, and certified Michigan’s  November 3rd General Election and, thus, the votes of the 5.5 million Michigan citizens who cast their ballots.  By doing so, they embraced and executed the […]

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The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Lauds the Enactment and Signing of Expungement Reform Laws

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) is pleased that the 100th Legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmore has recognized the need to reform Michigan’s criminal expungement laws by enacting and signing into law House Bills 4980 through 4985, and 5120.  Furthermore, MLBC is proud that its members played a significant role in leading the […]

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The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Applauds the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis and the Creation of the Black Leadership Advisory Council

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) applauds Governor Gretchen Whitmer for publicly recognizing racism as a public health crisis and, in response, creating a “first of its kind” Black Leadership Advisory Council.             “MLBC has provided leadership on this issue by introducing, on June 10, 2020, resolutions in both the Michigan Senate and […]