Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Established in 1973, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus is a publicly driven advocacy vehicle. Our primary goal is to promote and protect the rights and interests of marginalized communities throughout Pennsylvania.

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👋🏿 Congratulations to Dr. Jason Wingard as he becomes the first Black President of Temple University in its 137-year his...
06/08/2021
Temple University names Dr. Jason Wingard as next president

👋🏿 Congratulations to Dr. Jason Wingard as he becomes the first Black President of Temple University in its 137-year history! 👏🏿
🤜🏿 Fight for the Cherry and the White!

Temple University’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to confirm Dr. Jason Wingard as the institution’s 12th president.

06/07/2021
Defending Our Right to Vote

Co-Chairs of our Subcommittee on Democracy and Voting, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Rep. Rick Krajewski host a discussion on the voter suppression efforts in Pa. and how we can defend the right to vote for all Pennsylvanians.

📢 Don't forget today's important hearing about efforts to defend our right to vote in Pa. We'll get started around 10am ...
06/07/2021

📢 Don't forget today's important hearing about efforts to defend our right to vote in Pa. We'll get started around 10am and you can watch at pahouse.com/plbc/DefendingTheVote or right here on Facebook.

📢 Don't forget today's important hearing about efforts to defend our right to vote in Pa. We'll get started around 10am and you can watch at pahouse.com/plbc/DefendingTheVote or right here on Facebook.

Together we call on the legislative leaders who control the voting calendar to take seriously the senseless death that’s...
06/04/2021

Together we call on the legislative leaders who control the voting calendar to take seriously the senseless death that’s happening in Pennsylvania and beyond. Let's put gun safety laws up for a vote! #enough

Together we call on the legislative leaders who control the voting calendar to take seriously the senseless death that’s happening in Pennsylvania and beyond. Let's put gun safety laws up for a vote! #enough

In an email made public, the Allegheny Co District Attorney says his office will cease plea deals for Attorney Milton Ra...
06/04/2021
Pa. Legislative Black Caucus condemns Zappala actions

In an email made public, the Allegheny Co District Attorney says his office will cease plea deals for Attorney Milton Raiford’s clients (subject to his discretion) because Attorney Raiford disagreed with him publicly about systemic racism in that office. This is disgraceful, appalling, disturbing and unacceptable. A full investigation needs to be launched with the findings made public.

HARRISBURG, June 4 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., chair of the PA Legislative Black Caucus, along with members of the PLBC today condemned the actions of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala to ban plea deals for clients of attorney Milton Raiford because Raiford said...

Friday Night will be a great night with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and Harrisburg Alumnae of Delta Sigma ...
06/03/2021

Friday Night will be a great night with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and Harrisburg Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as our Chair of the Subcommittee on Women & Girls of Color Rep. Darisha Parker presents a citation for #GunViolenceAwarenessDay & a special presentation with Rep. Patty Kim.

Friday Night will be a great night with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and Harrisburg Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as our Chair of the Subcommittee on Women & Girls of Color Rep. Darisha Parker presents a citation for #GunViolenceAwarenessDay & a special presentation with Rep. Patty Kim.

The PLBC is once again proud to award our annual scholarship, newly renamed in honor of former state Rep. Jim Roebuck of...
06/03/2021
Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees

The PLBC is once again proud to award our annual scholarship, newly renamed in honor of former state Rep. Jim Roebuck of Philadelphia - long time chairman of the House Education Committee and a long serving PLBC member, to deserving students across the Commonwealth. Congratulations!

HARRISBURG, June 3 – State Rep. and PLBC Chair Donna Bullock, D-Phila., this week announced the awardees of the newly renamed James R. Roebuck Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus scholarship for 2021. A virtual award ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 23. It can be...

We recognize the historic efforts of Rep. Amen Brown who is the Chair of the PLBC Subcommittee on Gun Violence & Public ...
06/02/2021

We recognize the historic efforts of Rep. Amen Brown who is the Chair of the PLBC Subcommittee on Gun Violence & Public Safety. His work to rid our streets of ghost guns is a major success in the fight to #EndGunViolence.

We recognize the historic efforts of Rep. Amen Brown who is the Chair of the PLBC Subcommittee on Gun Violence & Public Safety. His work to rid our streets of ghost guns is a major success in the fight to #EndGunViolence.

"As we recognize and memorialize the sacrifices that are men and women in uniform made, let us never forget the importan...
05/31/2021
On Memorial Day, remember the Black Rosies, the forgotten heroes of World War II | Opinion

"As we recognize and memorialize the sacrifices that are men and women in uniform made, let us never forget the important contributions of the “Black Rosies.”

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/black-rosies-african-american-women-world-war-ii-20210531.html

As America went to war, African Americans answered the call on factory floors and shipyards, and recruiting offices across America in a country that treated them as second class citizens.

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Donna Bullock , Budget Equity Subcommittee Chair Rep. Napoleon Nelson, ...
05/29/2021
Montgomery County students hold town hall with legislators

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Donna Bullock , Budget Equity Subcommittee Chair Rep. Napoleon Nelson, Education SubCommittee Chair Rep. Regina Young and Senator Art Haywood listened students from Montgomery County Students during this townhall on fair funding.

Read more here about the conversation:

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/montgomery-county-students-hold-town-hall-with-legislators/article_b16b3431-2b7e-5a34-be6c-1b21d894b38d.html

CHELTENHAM -- Student members of the Montgomery County Cultural Proficiency and Equity Student Ambassadors had one critical question for state legislators during a recent virtual town hall: “Why aren’t we

As Rep. Chris Rabb says in this article, this is just another absurd House Republican effort "creating a solution for a ...
05/28/2021
The fight over critical race theory lands in Harrisburg; House GOP bill would punish districts that teach it | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

As Rep. Chris Rabb says in this article, this is just another absurd House Republican effort "creating a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist." Let's acknowledge & work on real problems that actually do exist, like systemic racial inequities, instead of denying them.

Teaching our children that they are inferior or inherently bad based on immutable characteristics such as race and sex can be extremely damaging to their emotional and mental well-being,' GOP Reps. Russ Diamond and Barb Gleim say.

📢 Hey Philly - Make plans to be at the 14th Annual Neighborhood Job Fair on Friday, June 11. Bring your résumé & dress f...
05/27/2021

📢 Hey Philly - Make plans to be at the 14th Annual Neighborhood Job Fair on Friday, June 11. Bring your résumé & dress for success. More than 50 employers looking to hire. Veterans & recent grads are highly encouraged! #Jobs #jobseekers
➡️ Pre-register at community.temple.edu/job-fair

📢 Hey Philly - Make plans to be at the 14th Annual Neighborhood Job Fair on Friday, June 11. Bring your résumé & dress for success. More than 50 employers looking to hire. Veterans & recent grads are highly encouraged! #Jobs #jobseekers
➡️ Pre-register at community.temple.edu/job-fair

Many people with felony charges are completely unaware of the pardoning process. That's why the PLBC has partnered with ...
05/27/2021
Pa. Pardon Board secretary to offer one-on-one consults at Norristown barbershop

Many people with felony charges are completely unaware of the pardoning process. That's why the PLBC has partnered with PA secretary for the Board of Pardons Brandon Flood, and the Movement for Black and Brown Lives in Montgomery County to bring “Put Your Pardon in the Pipeline” to Pennsylvania communities. The next session will take place on Saturday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at Buddy’s Barbershop on East Penn Street in Norristown. The final day to RSVP is Monday, May 31 — that can be done by emailing [email protected]. The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

The Movement for Black and Brown Lives in Montgomery County is bringing state Pardons Board Secretary Brandon Flood to Norristown next month.

We applaud Governor Tom Wolf for the creation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office to ensure representation of ...
05/26/2021
Wolf Administration Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Office; Hiring Critical Staffing Roles

We applaud Governor Tom Wolf for the creation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office to ensure representation of all voices in Pa. Follow the link for job opportunities within this new office!

Gov. Wolf's Office of Advocacy and Reform announced the creation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office and job openings within the office to lead efforts with state agencies and employers across the commonwealth.

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus released a statement on t...
05/25/2021
PA Legislative Black Caucus statement on anniversary of George Floyd's death

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus released a statement on the state of race relations, police reform and the road ahead. Read it in its entirety below. #BlackLivesMatter #policereform

HARRISBURG, May 25 – On the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer and convicted murderer Derek Chauvin, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus released a statement on the state of race relations, police reform and the road...

05/25/2021
Bullock: More Work To Do

We still have work to do. Rep. Donna Bullock is leading our fight in the #PaHouse to ensure that #PoliceReform and racial equity are a part of the future of this commonwealth.

Black women legislators need to be given attention for their leadership. We would like to bring attention to 👉🏿 Pa. Hous...
05/24/2021

Black women legislators need to be given attention for their leadership. We would like to bring attention to
👉🏿 Pa. House State Gov't Committee Chair Rep. Margo Davidson
👉🏿 Pennsylvania House Democrats Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton
👉🏿 Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Donna Bullock
#NoDemocracyWithoutBlackWomen
https://link.stateinnovation.org/NDWBW

Black women legislators need to be given attention for their leadership. We would like to bring attention to
👉🏿 Pa. House State Gov't Committee Chair Rep. Margo Davidson
👉🏿 Pennsylvania House Democrats Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton
👉🏿 Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Donna Bullock
#NoDemocracyWithoutBlackWomen
https://link.stateinnovation.org/NDWBW

The scars of May 13, 1985 still provoke deep hurt in Philadelphia. Today’s revelation of the actions of Dr. Farley reope...
05/14/2021
Mayor Jim Kenney Announces Resignation of Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley | Office of the Mayor

The scars of May 13, 1985 still provoke deep hurt in Philadelphia. Today’s revelation of the actions of Dr. Farley reopens those wounds for the Africa family and stirs up ingrained distrust with leaders of the city. The resignation of Dr. Farley is a start, but there remains much healing to address not just for West Philadelphia but with the city’s Black community at large.

Mayor Jim Kenney Announces Resignation of Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley

The numbers in this report are eye-popping. Our state has the 2nd highest number of incarcerated people IN THE WORLD. Le...
05/12/2021
Report: Pa. has 2nd highest number of people in U.S. serving life without parole | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

The numbers in this report are eye-popping. Our state has the 2nd highest number of incarcerated people IN THE WORLD. Let that sink in. The breakdown in this report of the racial disparities and systemic inequities shows how, more than ever, we need #CriminalJusticeReform now.

Black Pennsylvanians are 21 times more likely to be sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder than white people, research found.

05/11/2021
Bullock Working for Investments in Housing with #PaRescuePlan

🙌🏿 Thanks to Chairwoman Rep. Donna Bullock for working to improve housing accessibility. Investing in homeownership lifts families and creates communities. Find out how the #PARescuePlan can help you.
👉🏿 pahouse.com/PaRescuePlan

Wishing extra blessings for all the Moms out there today. When you're a Mom, every day is Mother's Day!
05/09/2021

Wishing extra blessings for all the Moms out there today. When you're a Mom, every day is Mother's Day!

Wishing extra blessings for all the Moms out there today. When you're a Mom, every day is Mother's Day!

PLBC Chair Donna Bullock released a statement regarding the upcoming ballot questions that will be posed to voters May 1...
05/07/2021
Bullock condemns misleading mailings to Black and Brown communities

PLBC Chair Donna Bullock released a statement regarding the upcoming ballot questions that will be posed to voters May 18 as a result of legislation passed by the General Assembly in two consecutive sessions.

You can read the statement in its entirety here...

HARRISBURG, May 7 – Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair and state Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., released a statement regarding the upcoming ballot questions that will be posed to voters May 18 as a result of legislation passed by the General Assembly in two consecutive...

“This agenda is a road map for changing the way we deliver services, distribute resources and otherwise do business in t...
05/05/2021
PLBC outlines legislative agenda for systemic equity

“This agenda is a road map for changing the way we deliver services, distribute resources and otherwise do business in the Commonwealth in all matters so that everyone, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, or Zip code, will have the same access and the same expectation as residents of Pennsylvania,” PLBC Chair Rep. Donna Bullock.

HARRISBURG, May 5 – State House members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and supporters today outlined theirlegislative agenda for systemic equity at a Capitol news conference. Members spoke about bills that would resolve bias, create diversity and provide inclusion, bridging...

Safety on our roads is important, but just as important is what happens when Black & brown folks are pulled over. Giving...
05/03/2021
Pa. Black Caucus pushes for universal collection of racial data from traffic stops | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Safety on our roads is important, but just as important is what happens when Black & brown folks are pulled over. Giving police more pretext for traffic stops increases the chance of racial profiling or abuse. We are working to ensure everyone's safety.

Black lawmakers could hold the deciding votes on two long-sought changes to state driving laws, giving them the rare leverage to ask that an expansion of police oversight be accompanied by protections for Black drivers.

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus supports the pardoning clinic hosted by the "We Can’t Wait" PA Statewide Coali...
05/02/2021

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus supports the pardoning clinic hosted by the "We Can’t Wait" PA Statewide Coalition with Secretary Brandon Flood.

Our next stop: Johnstown on May 15th

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus supports the pardoning clinic hosted by the "We Can’t Wait" PA Statewide Coalition with Secretary Brandon Flood.

Our next stop: Johnstown on May 15th

Redlining and gentrification continue to have an effect on access to #affordablehousing across the U.S. We'll continue t...
04/29/2021
Philly homes in Black neighborhoods are consistently undervalued. Here are the numbers.

Redlining and gentrification continue to have an effect on access to #affordablehousing across the U.S. We'll continue to work in Pa. to end discriminatory housing policies and increase assistance to home buyers, homeowners & renters.

In Philadelphia, homes in primarily Black neighborhoods are undervalued by an average of about $26,000, or 27%, compared with similar homes in primarily white neighborhoods.

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"STAY IN THAT LINE”. You are standing in a long voting line Your legs are tired; your back is starting to hurt, and your left foot is killing you. You can quietly slip out of that line go to your car and none of your friends will ever know but a few people looking down on you will say “STAY IN THAT LINE”. Your slave ancestors who were taken from their homeland, transported in the bottom of a ship and treated less than dogs but never gave up are saying to you. “STAY IN THAT LINE”. Harriet Tubman (our Black Moses) who escaped to freedom but made”13” trips back to free other slaves. She once told Frederick Douglass “I freed a thousand slaves—I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”. Harriet would look you in your eyes and say, “STAY IN THAT LINE”. Thousands of people were demoted on their jobs, fired, beaten, run out of town and some killed fighting for Congress to pass the Civil Rights Bill in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Both bills were signed by Democrat President Lyndon Johnson. They all would say to you “STAY IN THAT LINE”. The three M’s martyrs Medgar Evers (Field Secretary NAACP), Malcolm X (Muslim Minister) and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Baptist Minister/SCLC) all assassinated (1963, 1965 and 1968) fighting for civil rights would say to you. “STAY IN THAT LINE”. Your family members who taught you how to register and vote will not physically be in line with you but will be there in spirit are whispering to you “STAY IN THAT LINE”! Excerpt from my book— “What We Blacks Need To Do”!!!
Democrats want to Impeach the Black Communities only Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas. Why would anyone from the Black Community want to vote democrat again?
A 911 CALL FROM A SINKING SHIP TO ALL HBCU ALUMNI AND STUDENTS ATTENDING HBCUs A visionary, Attorney Peter Grear, Fayetteville State University alumni (Bronco) and co-publisher of Greater Diversity News in Wilmington, NC, has an idea whose time has come. He and others started “A call To Colors”. This is a call for all HBCU alumni and current students to become actively involved in mobilizing, educating, registering themselves and three or more others to vote. There are over 101 HBCUs in the U.S. We have 10 in North Carolina. They are: Bennett, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville State, Johnson C. Smith, Livingstone, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, St. Augustine, Shaw and Winston-Salem University. Our parents, family members and others sacrificed for us to receive higher education. We know the different between political sound bites and the truth. Some of us were the first in our family to attend college, now we need to be the first to motivate, educate and lead our people in researching, registering and voting. I am blessed to be a member of the class of 1971 at N.C. A&T State University (Aggie) and author of the book “What We Blacks Need To Do.” I will proudly and energetically do my part. Will you respond to this 911 clarion call??? Please copy and share!!!