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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 […]

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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 […]