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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WASHINGTON, DC – In a comprehensive public policy letter sent to the Trump Administration and Congress, a broad coalition of 44 civil rights and health advocacy organizations urged the federal government to center the lives of African Americans in the nation’s fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The letter was born out of the Summit on Black Lives: Black America’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, which is a yearlong endeavor led by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) to ultimately produce a robust action plan to address and provide solutions to the current state of the epidemic and its impact on Black lives. 

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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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Washington, DC – 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, strongly opposes the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Republican Leadership. 

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