Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Greetings

NBCSL wishes each one a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanza and glad tidings this holiday season.  Enjoy the time with family and friends celebrating the reason for the season. … Read More
Friday, November 1, 2019

Arkansas lawmaker, civil rights legend John Walker dies at 82

Legendary Little Rock civil rights attorney and State Representative John Walker died Monday, October 28 at his home at the age of 82. Rep. Walker served in the Arkansas House… Read More
Friday, September 20, 2019

NBCSL Mourns the Passing of Dr. Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife to House majority whip Jim Clyburn

Image courtesy of KAYLA ROBINS / THE SUMTER ITEMU.S. Congressman James Clyburn and his wife, Emily, pose with his portrait at the Mary McLeod Bethune Learning Center and Art Gallery.… Read More
Monday, September 9, 2019

The Bahamas face long road to recovery after Dorian. A plea for help.

My family in the Bahamas — including cousins, uncles, and aunts who call Pine Wood, Nassau, and Freeport home — is grappling with extensive flooding and property damage following Hurricane… Read More
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

North Carolina’s Legislative Maps Are Thrown Out by State Court Panel

In a major blow to Republicans who control the Legislature in one of the nation’s most bitterly divided states, a state court panel threw out North Carolina’s state legislative maps… Read More
Monday, August 26, 2019

NBCSL Member Sen. Holly Mitchell (CA) authors the Crown Act legislation passed into law in California to protect against hair discrimination.

California became the first state to outlaw racial discrimination based on hairstyle. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a bill into law that legally protects people in workplaces and K-12… Read More
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NBCSL President Gilda Cobb-Hunter featured in the July 2019 Issue of Public Utilities Forthnightly Magazine

NBCSL President Gilda Cobb-Hunter was featured in the July 2019 Issue of Public Utilities Forthnightly Magazine. The interview  was conducted by the magazine while Madam President attended the State Legislators'… Read More
Monday, July 15, 2019

NBCSL Members Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright (NY) and Senator Jamaal T. Bailey co-sponsor bill To End Hair Discrimination In New York State

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed off on legislation last Friday to make his state one of the few in the country to ban race-based hair discrimination. The New… Read More
Friday, June 21, 2019

NBCSL extends its condolences to the Smyre Foster Family on the passing of Gwen Smyre Foster, sister of State Rep. Calvin Smyre, NBCSL Past President and Dean of the GA State House.

On behalf of our President, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) expresses its condolences to the Smyre Foster Family on the passing of Gwen… Read More
Friday, June 21, 2019

Black leaders push for fair 2020 census count

WASHINGTON D.C. — Leaders of numerous African American organizations recently convened to deal with the upcoming 2020 census that could affect available resources and the political representation of Blacks in… Read More
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