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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Mourns the Passing of former State Senator Morris Hood

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) joins the legion of Michigan voters and citizens who are mourning Monday’s passing of former Michigan State Senator Morris “Mo” Hood III, a victim of COVID-19.  Sen Hood, a former member of both the Michigan House of Representative and Senate, also served as a Senate Minority Floor […]

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Denounces Zorn’s Actions

MLBC demands his immediate public apology on the Senate floor LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) is appalled by the insensitive actions of Sen. Dale Zorn (R-Ida), who donned a mask that appeared to depict the confederate symbol during Friday’s Michigan Senate emergency session in the State Capitol. We demand that he make […]

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How Our Community Is Being Impacted

Our community continues to be greatly and disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities is a start in addressing this but we must continue this conversation through this crisis and after. Below includes some of the ongoing conversations. “By failing to heed warnings he received about the crisis Donald Trump […]

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Resources available during COVID-19

Stay Home, Stay Mindful: Headspace is offering a special collection of free meditation, sleep, and movement exercises to Michiganders, to help them get through staying home longer. Here’s more information.  Apply for Unemployment:

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Black Maternal Health Week

April 11-17 is the third annual Black Maternal Health Week. This pandemic has made us focus on our entire healthcare system and now the world is seeing the disparities that many of us already knew were in the system. Now, the country and world are beginning to reckon with the many largely structural and systemic […]

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Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

Thank you to Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist for realizing the impact COVID-19 is having on our community and taking action by creating the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. “We know that generations of racial disparities and inequality has a detrimental impact on the lives of people across the state. […]

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Stay Home, Stay Safe

COVID-19 is a very serious and dangerous threat to our community. It is important that we follow the Governor’s order to Stay Home and Stay Safe. Resources available during COVID-19

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MLBC 2020 Black History Month Dinner and Celebration

Salute and Celebration of Black Farmers: Wednesday, February 26, 20205:00 to 7:30 p.m.State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave., Lansing, 48912 Dinner and Entertainment Please RSVP on or before February 19, 2020 (517) 373-1997 or johnjohnson@house.mi.gov

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Sen. Marshall Bullock is the new MLBC Chairman

LANSING — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (“MLBC”) announced today that Michigan State Senator Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) is the new chairman of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, replacing former State Representative Sheldon A. Neely (D-Flint). Sen. Bullock, MLBC’s former 1st Vice Chair, ascends to the chairmanship as a result of Mr. Neeley’s election last week […]