“The Supreme Court of the United States is the last line of defense for our civil and human rights, and it serves as a crucial check on the other branches of government. The opportunity to serve as a Supreme Court Justice should be afforded to a fair-minded and independent jurist.  This is especially true in the case of Justice Kennedy’s successor, who is likely to be the most consequential nomination for a Supreme Court Justice in decades–and Brett Kavanaugh is not that jurist. For Black LGBTQ/SGL people and other individuals from communities that are continually and systematically marginalized, decisions made by the Supreme Court have the capacity to impact and impede our ability to survive and thrive. It is beyond hyperbole; the stakes are too high to allow this nomination to proceed. Our lives and the future of generations to come are on the line.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2018) – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) today announced the appointment of national civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. NBJC is the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2018) – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the Women’s March today announced plans to increase pressure on Waffle House to publicly denounce the discriminatory actions of its employees and implement cultural competence training following a string of incidents of racial and homophobic bias and discrimination at its restaurants. NBJC, Women’s March, and the National LGBTQ Task Force are submitting petitions to the leadership of Waffle House and city officials in Saraland, Alabama, and Warsaw, North Carolina, demanding justice for recent victims of discrimination at multiple Waffle House restaurants and the unjustified arrests of those Black patrons.

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June 27, our nation observes National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which serves as a day of action that unites organizations, health departments, community leaders and families of all backgrounds to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), is joining NHTD efforts to encourage Black families to get tested regularly for HIV, know their status, and get link to care and treatment services.

 

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June 12, 2018 (New York, NY)--A number of organizations, including Women’s March, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), 100 Black Men, and Civil Rights leaders are advising black people and LGBTQIA+/same gender loving (SGL) people to avoid Waffle House restaurants following a string of incidents of racial and homophobic bias and discrimination. Although the incidents occurred in different states, the corporation has responded by validating the use of excessive police force against black patrons of its restaurants. The individuals harmed, both of whom had nonviolent disputes with staff, were brutalized by officers arriving at the scene and face charges for the assaults against their own bodies. Their families, attorneys and activists across the nation are united in calls for the charges to be dropped.

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