Missouri Legislative Black Caucus

Ferguson
1:07 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Missouri Black Legislators Want Arrest Charges Dropped For Non-Violent Protesters

Missouri Capitol
Credit (Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri General Assembly’s 19-member Black Legislative Caucus is asking that Ferguson drop the charges for non-violent protesters who have been arrested since demonstrations began following the Aug. 9 shooting that killed Michael Brown.

In a release issued Monday, the caucus called for the city to set up “a restorative justice plan in lieu of municipal fines for the non-violent protesters that have been arrested.”

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Legislative Caucuses
4:23 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Top Leaders In House Democratic, Legislative Black Caucuses Remain Unchanged

House chambers
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

As senate Republicans did Thursday, so have House Democrats and African-American lawmakers – sticking with the same top leaders.

First, the Legislative Black Caucus has formally elected state Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, as caucus chair. He succeeds Rep. Tommie Pierson, D-North County, who was elected as chair in January after state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, resigned from the chairmanship.

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Politics & Issues
10:21 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Legislative Black Caucus Angry With Nixon Over Low-Income Housing Cuts

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis.
Credit Tim Bommel, Mo. House of Representatives

The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is seeking a meeting with Gov. Jay Nixon because of the group’s ire over an apparent deal to trim the state’s low-income tax credits that the governor struck in order to win General Assembly approval of a proposed tax-credit package to entice Boeing.

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, made public late Tuesday a copy of a letter that she sent to Nixon on behalf of the caucus.

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