Thursday, January 9, 2020

Celebrating the Launch of the Black News Channel and Diversity in Programming

This week Charter celebrated the upcoming launch of the Black News Channel, the first and only African American-focused 24/7 news network. We are excited to be one of the first… Read More
Monday, January 6, 2020

Senator Akbari to renew push for juvenile sentencing restructure in murder cases

State Sen. Raumesh Akbari is set to revive legislation aimed at giving prisoners who commit murder as juveniles a chance for earlier release if they change their lives. Akbari’s pending… Read More
Monday, December 30, 2019

California State Assemblywoman and NBCSL Member Dr. Shirley Weber is 2019 San Diegan of the Year

In 2017, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board gave the distinction to 20 people who died during an avoidable hepatitis A outbreak. In 2018, we honored U.S. District Judge Dana… Read More
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
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