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A wide variety of influential African American leaders and civil rights allies also added their voices in support of the appointment of David Johns as the executive director of NBJC:

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My name is Calvin Tendai Pegus, and I am the Health and Wellness Summer Intern at the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP. I am also an advocate and health communicator. I encourage those within my community and beyond this National HIV Testing Day to know their status and get tested. No longer can we sit by idle and continue to feel brokenhearted as our brothers, sisters and other family members are the spoils of war in this battle against HIV/AIDS.

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As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and all it means to live OUT & Proud, it is essential that our community is aware of the many public policy decisions and movements of the federal government that will undoubtedly have major implications on those that live at the intersection of race and LGBTQ/SGL identity. With this in mind,  NBJC is honored to present the June 2017 Edition of What’s Going On In Washington. This education tool provides brief updates on many of the issues that are being debated and decided in our nation’s capital.  We hope you are able to utilize these updates as a way to empower yourself and take action to ensure your elected representatives in Washington know where you stand on the issues.

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One year ago, in the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy, we came together in grief, in unity, and in solidarity with the Orlando community and millions of people everywhere, to condemn this act of hate violence and affirm that love conquers hate. That senseless act struck at the heart of the LGBTQ and Latinx communities, families, and close friends, and at the core of one of our nation’s greatest strengths: our diversity. The ensuing backlash against the American Muslim community led to hate speech and violence, shootings, and mosque vandalism that claimed even more victims.

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The National Black Justice Coalition is pleased to announce that the Morten Group, LLC has been retained to lead the search for its next Executive Director. We welcome your assistance in identifying accomplished professionals qualified for this position. Please take a moment to review and share the position description with colleagues in your network, on social media, and with anyone who may be interested.

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This week, NBJC voiced strong opposition to the American Health Care Act. We have also joined a national cross-movement effort to mobilize our supporters to call their Members of Congress to speak out against the American Health Care Act. This dangerous piece of legislation has the capacity to take away health care insurance to 24 million Americans, which would disproportionately impact many of our loved ones, families and communities. We must use our voices this week and call Congress to say vote NO on this perilous legislation!

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The National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ people and their families, would like to pause to honor President Barack Obama and his entire Administration for their prolific service to our nation.

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December 1, 2016 marks the 28th Anniversary of World AIDS Day. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, joins with the global community to unite in the fight against HIV, to affirm and support those living with HIV, and to remember those we have lost from the epidemic. This year's World AIDS Day theme for the United States is: * Leadership * Commitment * Impact *.

 

 

 

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, joins communities across the nation and world to recognize International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This solemn day has been set aside to honor the lives of our transgender and gender nonconforming family members who are no longer with us due to senseless acts of hate and violence. This day is also set aside to call upon allies to step up and stand in solidarity against this violence. 

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Annually on Veterans Day, Americans join together to honor, remember, and rededicate ourselves to supporting our nation's veterans for their service to our nation. As we salute our veterans, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) would like to introduce Rob Smith, a Black, gay Iraq war veteran and author, who will serve the organization as its Ambassador for Veterans Affairs. Over the next year, NBJC and former Private Rob Smith will work to bring light to the critical issues that impact Black LGBTQ veterans and service members in the wake of the repeal of the discriminatory policy: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." To honor our nation's' veterans, he has written an inspiring opinion piece for TheGrio, A Path Forward for Black LGBTQ Soldiers, on Veterans Day. His article lays out NBJC's public policy agenda to empower our nation's heroes with a special focus on Black LGBTQ veterans and service members.

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