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CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Group Recommends Judge Staci Michelle Yandle, Judge G. Helen Whitener to the Nation’s Top Court WASHINGTON, DC — National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights group, calls for President Biden to nominate a Black same-gender loving woman to the United States Supreme Court to replace Justice Breyer […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  The Florida House Education & Employment Committee has passed HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education bill, known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. This bill and its companion Senate bill SB 1834 would ban discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving  (LGBTQ+/SGL) topics in the classroom. […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON – The first year of the Biden-Harris administration kicked off with executive orders requiring federal agencies to review programs and policies for systemic inequities while also updating discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity in line with the recent Bostock U.S. Supreme Court decision. In alignment with […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com Statement from David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ organization:  “Late last night 50 Republican and 2 U.S. Senate Democrats decided to maintain the filibuster, a tool not enshrined in our constitution and fashioned to preserve racism, to prevent the chamber from completing the task […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the historic number of openly Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the NAACP Image Awards. The Image Awards honor outstanding performances in film, television, theater, music, and literature and include several honorary awards.  Billy Porter has received […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WILKINSBURG, PA- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Amariey Lej, a 20-year-old Black transgender woman. Amariey was shot and found lying in the streets of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 2022. Lej was a dancer who shared her gift and passion with the Lady Diamonds dance […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  The National Black Justice Coalition mourns the loss of Duval Princess, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman. Princess was found shot in a car at Highland Square shopping center in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 3, 2022. Family members believe Princess went to the shopping center to meet with someone she knew.   […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Rodriguez becomes the first openly transgender person to win a Golden Globe The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) congratulates Michaela Jae “Mj” Rodriguez on earning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama during the 2022 Golden Globe Awards. Rodriguez won for her role as Blanca on the […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Ke’Yahonna Stone, a 32-year-old Black transgender woman from Indianapolis, Indiana. Stone was shot early on December 26, 2021, while trying to break up a fight in the parking lot of a nightclub and died on December 28th after being taken […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading U.S. civil rights organization, on how the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol should remind elected leaders of the urgent need to pass voting rights legislation:  “The anniversary of the January 6th attack […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  OAKLAND, CA- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Nikai David, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman. She was shot to death in Oakland, California, early on the morning of December 4, 2021, just a week after she celebrated her golden birthday. Nikai was a model and aspiring […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL Civil Rights Group Says Investments in Youth Are Critical to the Future of the Community WASHINGTON, DC — In celebration of the 18th anniversary since its founding, the National Black Justice Coalition will provide tens of thousands of microgrants to youth-serving organizations supporting Black LGBTQ+ and same-gender […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities. “As a Black lesbian, non-binary femme living with invisible disabilities, I never know if the barriers or hurdles I have to manage each day are a result of prejudice and bias towards me due […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Memphis, TN- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Danyale Thompson, a 35-year-old Black transgender woman from Memphis, Tennessee. She was found shot in the parking lot of Bellevue Inn on November 13, 2021, and was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. Thompson graduated […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC — Since January of 2021, at least 46 transgender or gender-nonconforming/non-binary people in the United States have had their lives taken from them – putting 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States.  To draw attention to this epidemic […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  GREENVILLE, SC- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Marquiisha ‘Quii’ Lawrence, a 28-year-old Black transgender woman. Lawrence was shot and killed in her home in Greenville, South Carolina, on November 4, 2021. Eboni Sinclaire, Lawrence’s trans mother, said she was a “very humbled, free thinker who […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Councilor Shannon Hardin (Columbus, OH) and Councillor Andrea Jenkins (Minneapolis, MN) Win Re-Election; Bozeman Elects First Out Black LGBTQ City Council Member Chris Coburn; Chi Osse, Crystal Hudson and Kristin Richardson Win Big in NYC; Willie Burnley Joins Somerville’s City Council WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition celebrates […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Statement from Victoria Kirby York, deputy executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, the leading civil rights group focused at the intersection of Black and LGBTQ+/same gender loving identities, on the State Department issuing the first passports with a nonbinary “gender X” option: “Today is historic and full of […]

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.