The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is excited to announce the latest installment in its ongoing collaboration with Cartoon Network. On Monday, December 14, Cartoon Network released a comic strip highlighting the power and importance of respecting gender identity through the use of gender pronouns. 

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WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Asia Jynaé Foster.
Asia Jynaé Foster, a 22-year-old Black trans woman was found dead due to multiple gunshot wounds in Houston, Texas on Friday, November 20. She was a client of Montrose Grace Place, a drop-in shelter for unhoused LGBTQ+ youth. They memorialized her on their Facebook page saying she was outgoing and funny. A candlelight vigil was held in Asia’s honor on Sunday. 

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WASHINGTON, DC — Tomorrow, November 20th, is Transgender Day of Remembrance - a day to honor our trans family who have lost their lives to acts of anti-transgender violence. It’s also Transgender Day of Resilience - a day when we celebrate and support the brilliance, resistance, and importance of our trans sibilings who are alive.

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WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced two new senior level hires, Victoria Kirby York, MPA, and Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond. Their leadership and experience will further drive the organization's mission to empower members of the LGBTQ/SGL community; combat racism, transphobia, homophobia, and biphobia; end stigma and provide education around what it means to live with HIV; and address issues specific to people living at the intersection of being queer and Black.

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WASHINGTON, DC-- Angel Unique, a 25-year-old Black transgender woman, was shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee, on October 25. She was found dead at a Motel 6 in the Memphis Whitehaven neighborhood, where she stayed overnight. Angel was a cosmetologist and would have celebrated her 26 birthday this December.

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