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CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  The National Black Justice Coalition honors Black Elders with James Baldwin Legacy Awards. On Sunday, August 21, 2022, National Senior Citizens Day, at 3:00 pm ET, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host the 2nd annual James Baldwin Legacy Awards to honor the invaluable contributions of Black men and […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition Says Chicago Police Must Treat Apparent Targeted Violence Against Black LGBTQ+/SGL People Seriously Statement from Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading Black LGBTQ+ and same-gender loving civil rights organization, on the need for Chicago police to investigate […]

– Gilead Will Provide up to $5 Million in Global Grant Funding to Immediately Support Public  Education and Vaccine Hesitancy Communications, a Public Policy Response and a Global Outbreak Emergency Fund for Community Organizations in Regions with Active Monkeypox Outbreaks –   – Collaboration Underscores Deep Commitment to LGBTQ+ Communities and People  Living with HIV –   […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Urges lawmakers and police departments across the country to limit or remove qualified immunity The U.S. Department of Justice charged four former and current Louisville police officers with federal crimes in connection with the fatal raid on Breonna Taylor’s home in 2020. Ex-detectives Joshua Jaynes and Brett Hankison and current […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Statement from Victoria Kirby York, deputy executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL civil rights organization, on the Biden Administration declaring a national health emergency to address the outbreak of monkeypox (MPV):  “The Biden-Harris Administration declaring a national health emergency will allow the creation of […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Continues Support of President Biden Reaching a Deal with Russia to Bring Brittney Griner Home, Also Encourages Putin to Issue a Pardon Due to Miscarriage of Justice  Statement from Victoria Kirby York, deputy executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL civil rights group, on reports […]

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC –– Today, August 2nd, is Inviting In Day. Taking place on James Baldwin’s 98th birthday, this day is a time to learn about the concept of Inviting In.  Inviting In challenges the concept of coming out, disrupting traditional power dynamics that don’t center the lived experiences of LGBTQ+/SGL […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Statement from Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, on the Michigan Supreme Court ruling against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity:  “The National Black Justice Coalition celebrates the Michigan Supreme Court ruling today, which bans […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Statement from Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization:  “Today’s bipartisan vote in support of the Respect for Marriage Act reaffirms that the freedom to marry is and should remain settled law in a country founded on the […]

By David Barbee, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking In 2022, the opportunities for LGBT+-owned businesses have never been more plentiful.  Thanks to changing consumer preferences, supportive business networks and dedicated investment funds, being a LGBT+-owned business today can be a competitive advantage. But this fact is not widely understood in the greater LGBT+ community, […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  MILWAUKEE, WI- The National Black Justice Coalition mourns the death of Brazil Johnson, a 28-year-old Black transgender woman. She was shot and killed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15, 2022.  Johnson was a member of Diverse and Resilient, an organization working to achieve health equity and improve the safety and […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com Victoria Kirby York, Deputy Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, discusses the momentous occasion of the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.  “As a m/other* to a young Black girl, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com National Black Justice Coalition Warns Decision Could Open the Door to Rolling Back Civil Rights, Interracial Marriage, and LGBTQ+/SGL Rights Nationwide  WASHINGTON, DC — Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey through their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC — Moments ago, President Biden signed a historic executive order advancing LGBTQ+ equality during Pride month.  The order addresses discriminatory state and local legislative attacks against LGBTQI+ children and families by directing key agencies to protect families and children; prevents so-called “conversion therapy” with a historic initiative to […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  ORLANDO, FL —Six years ago today, an armed gunman entered PULSE, a well known LGBTQ+ nightclub in Central Florida, killing 49 people, injuring dozens more, and causing enduring mental health trauma for thousands in the largest mass murder of LGBTQ+/SGL (same gender loving) Americans in U.S. history.  In response, Dr. […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  FLORIDA — Yesterday, NBC News reported that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asked the state board regulating doctors to ban transition-related care for transgender youth. The move came after another Florida agency issued a report justifying banning Medicaid coverage for transgender people of any age desiring puberty blockers, hormone therapies, or […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  OPO-LOCKA, FL- The National Black Justice Coalition Mourns the death of Nedra Sequence Morris, a 50-year-old Black transgender woman. Morris was shot and killed on May 14, 2022, in Opa-locka, Florida. According to her family, Morris was killed at an unknown location and then dumped at an intersection.  About a […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition Celebrates First Black and First Openly LGBTQ+/SGL Person to Serve as the Voice of the White House WASHINGTON, DC — Moments ago, it was announced that Karine Jean-Pierre would become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki departs her role next week. Karine will […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition Says Russia is Playing Political Games With Griner WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, the United States government reclassified WNBA Brittney Griner as “wrongfully detained” by Russia.  According to ESPN: “the change in official designation means that the U.S. government will no longer wait for Griner’s case to […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com National Black Justice Coalition Warns Decision Could Open the Door to Rolling Back Civil Rights, Interracial Marriage, and LGBTQ+/SGL Rights Nationwide  WASHINGTON, DC — Last night, Politico shared a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion penned by Justice Alito and said to be co-decided by four other justices that would overturn […]

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a 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.