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MLBC Stands in Solidarity with Tennessee Representatives Jones and Pearson

Lansing, MI—Yesterday, we watched horrified as the Republican supermajority in the Tennessee General Assembly moved resolutions to expel three Democratic lawmakers for exercising their rights to speak and protest in support of gun violence prevention earlier in the week. As if this unconstitutional move to silence members of the minority party wasn’t a bad enough […]

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The MLBC Joins Michiganders in Grief and Urges for Policy Change in Wake of MSU Tragedy

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 14, 2023)—Today, the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus offered support for the victims and impacted families and community members of yesterday’s mass shooting at Michigan State, and outlined the policy needs to help prevent such tragedies from happening again.  Last night, another mass shooting occurred–this time on the Michigan State University campus–a day […]

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement on Tragedy of Murder of Tyre Nichols

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 28, 2023)— The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus has issued the following statement on the tragedy of the murder of Tyre Nichols:  “Once again, the nation is gripped with the senseless murder of an unarmed Black man at the hands of police. Once again, the Black community is left to relive and grapple with this repeated violence and brutality. This is […]

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Announces Officers for the 102nd Legislature

Lansing, Mich. (Jan. 13, 2023) — Today, the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) released the list of new officers for the 102nd Legislature after new and returning MLBC members voted with unanimous consent.The MLBC Executive Board for the 102nd Legislature consists of: Chairperson, Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor); Executive Vice Chairperson, Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw); First Vice Chairperson, Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing); […]

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2022 Celebration of Service

As the 101st Michigan Legislature comes to an end, join us to honor our outgoing members and look ahead into 2023! Please RSVP for the celebratory brunch to MLBC.org@gmail.com. We hope to see you soon! Saturday, December 17, 202210 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art52 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Kyra Harris Bolden Appointment to Michigan Supreme Court

LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 22, 2022) — Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Chair Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) and Vice Chair Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointment of Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden (D-Southfield) to the Michigan Supreme Court: “As the great-granddaughter of a lynched Black man in America, Kyra Harris Bolden’s […]

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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.