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
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Former State Representative and, NBCSL member Eric Johnson elected Mayor of Dallas, Texas.

Please join our President, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC) in congratulating the 60th Mayor of Dallas, Texas, former State Representative and, NBCSL member Eric Johnson.   Summing up his historic victory,… Read More
Monday, June 17, 2019

NBCSL President Co-Hosts Census 2020 Summit Round Table

Tune in tomorrow to the Unity 2020 Decennial Census Black Leadership National Organizing Summit, presented by The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, to see NBCSL President Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter serve as a… Read More
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nevada becomes first state to ban pre-employment marijuana tests

Last week, Nevada became the first state in the United States to ban nearly all pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. The law is expected to go into effect in January… Read More
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NBCSL mourns the passing of AALSCC past member and Louisiana Senate Staff Attorney J. Ashley Carter-Mitchell, Esq.

On behalf of our President, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), NBCSL expresses its condolences to the family and friends  of J. Ashley Mitchell–Carter, Esq. who passed away over the Memorial Day… Read More
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Senator Jackie Winters, the State of Oregon's first and only African American Republican dies at 82.

Jackie Winters, a well-regarded Oregon state senator and the only African American Republican ever elected to the Legislature, died on Wednesday at 82. Winters was elected to the Oregon House… Read More
Monday, May 6, 2019

Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, longtime education advocate, dies suddenly after a brief illness.

Tyrone Thompson, a four-term Democratic assemblyman and longtime education advocate at the Nevada Legislature, passed away early Saturday morning while receiving emergency care at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He… Read More
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Delegate Adrienne A. Jones becomes Maryland's first African-American speaker of the House

The Maryland House of Delegates has a new speaker. Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones, who dropped out of the running, was elected Wednesday, making history as the first African-American and… Read More
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