NORTH CAROLINA – In response to the slaying of Monika Diamond, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statement: 
Monika Diamond, a 34-year-old  Black trans woman was co-owner and founder of Ncphyne Promotion Company LLC and co-CEO of the International Mother of the Year Pageantry System, a pageant that honors LGBTQ mothers.  Like most Black women, cis and trans, Monika held space for and ensured our community was safe...

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MINNESOTA – In response to the brutal beating of Iyanna Dior, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statements: 
“Too many members of our community, Black trans women who are always on the front line—who put our bodies on the line fighting for the lives of Black cis folx, are afraid that those we’re marching against may inflict violence against us. We’re fighting for the same thing.  We’re fighting for the right to take up space, without fear of violence. If Black lives really do matter, our lives must matter too.

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NEW YORK — In response to the passing of Dr. Ron Simmons, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statements:
“Ron was one of the most knowledgeable, kind, and accessible professionals in the network who gladly took newcomers under his wing. He was so instrumental and welcoming to help NBJC navigate in the HIV education and awareness space. I valued his mentorship and friendship. A true giant has gone home to glory.”
—Sharon Lettman-Hicks, CEO, National Black Justice Coalition

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WASHINGTON, DC — In response to news that Tony McDade, a Black transgender man, was murdered in Tallahassee, FL yesterday by police, David J. Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, released the following statement:

“Adequate words do not exist to describe the weight of the pain that accompanies drafting statements to honor Black people who have been murdered as a result of who they are and how they show up in the world. 

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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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