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
Friday, March 15, 2019

Gun remarks revisited by state senator; views on stand-your-ground bill shared in viral video

After having her angry remarks on a controversial stand-your-ground bill viewed more than 10 million times on the Internet in the past week, state Sen. Stephanie Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, addressed… Read More
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Senator Rodger Smitherman (AL) introduces Bill that would give money to Alabama schools for anti-bullying programs

One Alabama senator wants schools across the state to start anti-bullying programs and is proposing a plan to fund the effort.Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, has filed legislation that would appropriate… Read More
Friday, January 4, 2019

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter Continues to Make History in SC

NBCSL's newest president, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), recently made history when she presided over the South Carolina House during its Dec. 4 organizational meeting. By House tradition, Cobb-Hunter presided as… Read More
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

NBCSL Stands with Latino Legislators Calling for Gun Safety in Landmark Resolution

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) took bold stances on issues that affect the Latino community—and NBCSL President Gregory Porter was right there as the organization convened at… Read More
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mayor Dinkins Receives Living Legend Award at NBCSL Annual Conference

One of the highlights of The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 42nd Annual Legislative Conference held in New York was honoring Mayor David Dinkins with the organization’s Living… Read More
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Incoming NBCSL President Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter Appointed to Preside over SC House of Representatives

It has long been the tradition of the House that the Clerk appoints the most senior member to bring down the gravel to officially begin the two-year session. For the… Read More
Friday, November 9, 2018

NBCSL Honors Those Who Served on Veterans Day

Washington DC —The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) encourages all Americans to recognize and honor our nation’s men and women who served in the military on Veterans Day. “Veterans… Read More
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
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