The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is a coalition of 19 state legislators committed
to ensuring that all citizens of our state have equal opportunities. The caucus includes
members of both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives.
Our mission is captured in our slogan: Legislative power with purpose.
The Black Caucus serves as a partnership between residents and legislators. Our members believe that legislators and residents can affect the most change by working in tandem.
We sponsor events and programs around the state to make this partnership as productive as possible. The events allow legislators to share vital information and also serve as an opportunity for residents to express their opinions and concerns to the people who represent them.
We invite you to join us as we work toward a Michigan that grants all its citizens equal access, equal justice and equal opportunity.
2015 - 2016 Michigan Legislative Black Caucus
Top row from left to right: Sen. Bert C. Johnson; Sen. Morris Hood III; Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Parliamentarian; Rep. Wendell Byrd; Rep. Erica Geiss; Rep. Fred Durhal III; Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talaibi; Rep. Brian Banks; Rep. Stephanie L. Chang; Rep. Sam Singh
Bottom row from left to right: Rep. David E. Rutledge, Executive Vice Chair; Rep. Leslie Love, Chaplin; Rep. Harvey Santana, Secretary;
Rep. Vanessa Guerra, Treasurer; Sen. Virgil K. Smith, Chairman; Rep. LaTanya Garrett, 2nd Vice Chair; Rep. Sheldon A. Neeley, 1st Vice Chair;
Sen. Vincent Gregory, Historian
Not pictured: Sen. Coleman A. Young II
Sen. Virgil K. Smith (Chairman)
Rep. David E. Rutledge (Ex. Vice Chair)
Rep. Sheldon A. Neeley (1st Vice Chair)
Rep. LaTanya Garrett (2nd Vice Chair)
Rep. Harvey Santana (Secretary)
Rep. Vanessa Guerra (Treasurer)
Sen. Vincent Gregory (Historian)
Rep. Leslie Love (Chaplain)
Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (Sergeant)
Sen. Coleman A. Young II
Sen. Bert C. Johnson
Sen Morris C. Hood III
Rep. Brian Banks
Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi
Rep. Wendell L. Byrd
Rep. Fred Durhal III
Rep. Stephanie L. Chang
Rep. Erika Geiss
Rep. Sam Singh
John E. Johnson, Jr., Esq.