WASHINGTON, DC — On the morning of May 15, 2020, the family of McKinsley LaKeith Lincoln filed a missing person report after McKinsley had been missing from the family home for more than 24 hours. Within hours of filing the missing persons report the Alexandria Police Department discovered the body of a “deceased male with visible gunshot wound,” as reported by the local news. The Lincoln family learned that the body reported by the news may have been McKinsley through phone calls from neighbors.

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WASHINGTON -- On May 17, 2020, in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), David J. Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, released the following statement:
“Did you know that today, May 17, 2020 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)? Today is an opportunity to raise awareness to address, and ultimately end, the violence, discrimination, and repression experienced by LGBTQ and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) communities throughout the world.

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WASHINGTON — In anticipation of May 16, National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day, David J. Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, released the following statement:
“National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day comes at a time when older Americans are especially vulnerable. While much is known about how COVID-19 disproportionately endangers older adults, we must recognize that there is little known about how LGBTQ elders, and especially Black LGBTQ and same gender loving elders, are uniquely impacted. 

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New York—On March 13, Breonna Taylor was killed in her Louisville, KY apartment by police officers. Her family has recently hired lawyer Benjamin Crump to represent them in a lawsuit against three officers alleging wrongful death, excessive force, and gross negligence. In response to the tragic news, National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director David Johns released the following statement:
“Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville, Kentucky police officers who broke into her home and shot her eight times while in the process of serving a search warrant. Not that it should matter, because each of us should have the opportunity to due process regardless of our educational, professional, or social accomplishments, but Breonna was a decorated Emergency Medical Technician.

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In response to the murder of Nina Pop, a Black trans woman who was found murdered in her home in Sikeston, Missouri this week, David J. Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, released the following statement:
“Last week was especially tough for Black Americans, who, in addition to coping with the coronavirus crisis, were reminded that while there is one United States of America, the justice system works differently, if at all, for Black Americans. 

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