NEW YORK — In response to Andrew Gillum’s recent extensive interview on Tamron Hall’s season premiere, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statement: 

“Black members of the LGBTQ+ community across the country watched Andrew Gillum’s interview with Tamron Hall today with empathy and love, as so many of us can relate to the complex issues and feelings he conveyed,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition

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WASHINGTON — In response to recent news that Isabella Mia Lofton and Elie Che were found dead in NYC and the death of KaKedius “Rebel” Ried the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released the following statement: 
“It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of three young Black trans people,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)

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In response to the news that Niecy Nash recently married Jessica Betts, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statement: 
“Love wins — always and in all ways,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). “I’m so happy for Niecy Nash —now officially Mrs. Carol Denise Betts— and her partner Jessica Betts.

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Washington — In response to the fact that 3 weeks after Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears was killed while attending a vigil in Portland for homicide victim Tyrell Penny, her murderer remains at large, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released the following statement: 
“Our sister Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears had her life stolen at the young age of 32 and we should all be outraged and saddened that this continues to happen,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC).

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National Black Justice Coalition Black Trans Advisory Council members Nala Touissant and Sage Dolan Sandrino recently contributed work to Complex News centering the experiences of Black trans women. Nala Toussaint, who has a rich record of advocacy and activism, is highlighted in a recent video published by Complex News titled Stop Killing Us: Black Trans, uplifting the everyday realities of Black trans women. The short documentary provides a non-exhaustive look into the challenges Black trans women face living at the intersections of varying oppressions, including transphobia and misogynoir. 

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