Wednesday, April 4, 2018

NBCSL President Gregory W. Porter participates in the 50th Anniversary event commemorating MLK Assassination and RFK Visit

April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s tragic assassination in Memphis. That same day, Robert F. Kennedy was in Indianapolis to deliver a campaign speech. Though… Read More
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

NBCSL President, Rep. Gregory Porter of Indiana, contributes on a panel to discuss issues of health equity at the National Medical Association (NMA), 19th Annual National Colloquium on African-American Health.

On March 9 to March 12, 2018, the National Medical Association (NMA) held its Nineteenth Annual National Colloquium on African-American Health at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  This event… Read More
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Leading Black Legislator Calls for Economic Unity, Action as Black Wealth 2020 Celebrates Second Year

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The president of America’s largest organization of Black legislators has called for unity behind economic development initiatives prioritized by Black Wealth 2020, a movement launched two years ago to… Read More
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Hold 41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis

Hundreds of Black State Legislators from across the nation met in Indianapolis, Indiana last week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 41st Annual Conference to discuss and… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

U.S. Surgeon General Calls For Racial Equity In Opioid Response

At the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference in Indianapolis,  U.S. Surgeon General and former Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adam called for racial equity in addressing the opioid epidemic.At… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

Black Lawmakers Discuss Priorities, Challenges At State Legislatures

Lawmakers from across the country are gathering in Indianapolis this week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) says many lawmakers in the organization face a… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

Surgeon general: Pot deserves pain treatment study

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said medical marijuana should be studied and treated like other pain relief drugs but said he could not favor legalizing its recreational use."Under… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

Black Lawmakers Meet in Indy

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is holding its  41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis this weekend.This year the NBCSL conference will bring together African American state legislators representing… Read More
Friday, October 27, 2017

Former AL State Senator Named 15th President of Alabama State University

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators congratulates Dr. Quinton T Ross, Jr, former Alabama State Senator, who was recently selected as president of Alabama State University (ASU). Ross, a… Read More
Thursday, October 5, 2017

NBCSL Volunteers in Hurricane Affected Areas

HOUSTON, TX, Sept 2017:  Under the leadership of President Greg W. Porter, NBCSL Disaster Relief Fund Volunteers, comprised of Legislators and Corporate Round Table Members, labor on a “Muck and… Read More
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