2021 Black History Month Exhibit

Telling the story of the Pa. Legislative Black Caucus and its members throughout the years, the display also paid tribute to a pre-Civil War African American neighborhood that once stood on the grounds of the Pa. state Capitol.

Swearing In Day, January 5, 2021

Images of PLBC members from Swearing-In Day at the State Capitol for the Pa. House of Representatives for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.

Black Lives Matter House Chamber Protest

Democratic lawmakers joined the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus in a moment of civil disobedience in the House chamber to demand action on police reform bills currently stalled in the House of Representatives.

Raising awareness for bone marrow donor need

Rep. Stephen Kinsey, chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, hosted a news conference to bring attention to the crucial need of bone marrow donors, especially people of color. Kinsey was joined by Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Phila., and Michael Garbin from Be the Match. The news conference was held in honor of Juwan Adams, a senior at Abington Senior High School who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and who is currently waiting for a donor match.

2019 PLBC Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 PLBC Scholarships! These seven young individuals of color represent the best of Pennsylvania’s students and are the future leaders of our state and our nation. We wish them the best in their academics and beyond.

Dignity for incarcerated women news conference

Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and other House Democratic members held a news conference in the Capitol Media Center to discuss a package of bills designed to help incarcerated women and families in Pennsylvania.

Cheyney University president visits state Capitol

Cheyney University President met with members of the PLBC and other legislators in Harrisburg to put rumors to rest, clear up confusion, and lay out the school’s plan moving forward. The university will focus on balancing its budget, preventing overspending, fundraising, and increasing enrollment. This meeting also focused on the importance of working with the state legislature to help move Cheyney forward and ensure students receive a quality education.

2019 Black History Month~PLBC and Tuskegee Airmen

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus celebrated the achievements and contributions of the Tuskeegee Airmen. Hosted by Chairman Stephen Kinsey, the program included the uplifting sound of the Kappa Concert Choir and Praise Dancer Sanaa Sewell and discussions with members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

2019 PLBC Black History Month event

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted a Black History Month program at the state Capitol on Feb. 4. The event's theme was "Black Migrations." The program featured performances by the Pine Forge Academy Choir and the Enon Vessels of Praise Dance Troop and artwork displayed by Cheney University art students. Dr. Chieke E. Ihejirika, professor at Lincoln University, was the featured speaker.

Bullock: 3rd Annual Fall Environmental Panel

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., hosted her Third Annual Fall Environmental Justice Panel to discuss inclusion, equity and environmental gentrification. She was joined by Aaron Mair, past national president of the Sierra Club, and community environmental and housing advocates.

PLBC hosts annual MWDBE Lobby Day

On Monday, March 12, 2018 Rep. Wheatley hosted his annual Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise event at the state Capitol to encourage minority, women and other disadvantaged business owners to bid for and compete in state and local government bidding opportunities.

PLBC, Gov. Wolf declare gun violence in Pa. a public health crisis

On Friday, March 2, 2018 the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and Governor Tom Wolf hosted a round table discussion and declared gun violence in Pennsylvania a public health crisis.

PLBC hosts the Pine Forge Academy Choir in Concert

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted the Pine Forge Academy Choir on Monday, February 5, 2018 to kick off Black History Month in the state Capitol.

PLBC hosts the Philadelphia Eagles

On October 24, 2017, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted the Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long to discuss their criminal justice reform efforts taking place in Pennsylvania.

2017 PLBC Scholarship Reception

On Friday, May 30, 2017, the PLBC hosted their seventh annual scholarship reception.

PLBC 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus held its swearing in ceremony.