As our nation grapples with celebrating community diversity as a strength, and where people from diverse backgrounds work better together to tackle the seemingly intractable problems that prevent us from thriving,  it's important to address the unique needs of marginalized individuals who are oppressed because of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

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The National Black Justice Coalition, joined Lambda Legal and 71 other undersigned organizations to urge the US Senate to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The attached letter outlines in detail our reasons for opposing his nomination.

 
Every Supreme Court vacancy is significant, but the stakes for the LGBT community could not be higher in deciding who will replace Justice Kennedy—who served as the deciding vote in numerous landmark decisions affecting LGBT people. It is not an exaggeration to say that key protections that enable LGBT individuals to participate as equal members of our society are at stake. Judge Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates that if he were confirmed to the Supreme Court, he would provide the fifth and decisive vote to undermine many of our core rights and legal protections.

 

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WASHINGTON--The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released a compelling, comprehensive “2018 NBJC Federal Government Report Card” today, outlining the performance of all three branches of the federal government on a number of issues relevant to Black LGBTQ and same gender loving (SGL) people. View the full report here.

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The National Black Justice Coalition is an important organization because there are some of us who have intersectional identities—that is we face bias, discrimination and sometimes are victims of hate crimes because of our multiple, overlapping socially constructed identities. The work we do is important because too often people assume that all African descendants—all African Americans to be specific—are the same—that we’re heterosexual, able bodied, and Christian, for example, but as long as there have been Black people there have been Black LGBTQ/SGL people and it’s important for us to highlight this fact to ensure that we can meet the needs of members of our community who too often are neglected and ignored.

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ and same gender loving (SGL) people, joins calls for #JusticeforAnthony, which has developed in the aftermath of a violent chokehold and unjust arrest of Anthony Wall at a Waffle House in Warsaw, NC.

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