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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.

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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 […]