The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. (LBCM) was founded with the mission of ensuring that Black people in the state of Maryland were equally protected and benefited by the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as afforded by the U.S. Constitution. Since the 1970s, the black legislators and community leaders, who serve as members and partners of the LBCM have stood steadfast and united in articulating public policy positions that promote Black progress in Maryland. To fulfill this mission, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. serves as a legislative body for the Black community, and in doing so, has formed an effective statewide network of experts and resources that allow the Caucus to provide the indispensable leadership in research, development, advocacy, and implementation of policies (and programs) that best serve the black community.
* According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities December 2013 Report on Black or African Americans in Maryland: Health Data and Resources [Source]
The leadership of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is elected to serve a 2-year term and tasked with furthering the mission of improving the quality of life for Black citizens across the state of Maryland.