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CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com WASHINGTON – Today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released a statement opposing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of California at Los Angeles’ (UCLA) study seeking to measure brain responses to body and gender dysphoria.  The study, “Gender Identity and Own Body Perception Implications for the Neurobiology […]

WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) has released a toolkit that includes information about testing, treatment, and tips for reducing the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS. Observed annually on February 7th, NBHAAD aims to address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the tragic loss of Bianca Bankz. Bianca Bankz, affectionately called “Muffin,” was found dead in her Atlanta apartment on January 17, 2021. Bankz, a 30-year-old Black transgender woman, had just moved into her new apartment before being killed, by a man, inside her home. When […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Dominique Jackson. Dominique Jackson, a 30-year-old Black transgender woman, was found dead inside her car on January 25, 2021. Jackson had crashed into a utility pole after being shot on Rose Street in Jackson, Mississippi. A search for Jackson began when Jackson’s […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is saddened by the tragic death of Bonaire “Bonnie” Black.   Bonaire “Bonnie” Black was found dead on December 31, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. She was only nineteen years old. While Black’s death is still being investigated by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office, the police […]

EXECUTIVE ORDER ENABLES ALL QUALIFIED AMERICANS TO SERVE IN UNIFORM. President Joe Biden has reversed the ban on transgender military service members previously enacted by the Trump Administration. Biden signed the executive order on Monday, January 26 in the Oval Office. He was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, the new Secretary of Defense Lloyd […]

Contact: Cabot Petoia, 828-899-9239, cabot@megaphonestrategies.com Shai Vaz, 347-266-2561, shai@megaphonestrategies.com WASHINGTON, DC—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. […]

  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. On October 30, Angel’s friends […]

  WASHINGTON, DC —Today, on Spirit Day, an annual date to combat bullying disproportionately faced by TQNB+ people, members of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council (YYAAC) released the following statements “Spirit Day recognizes the hardships LGBT youth often face and calls us to stand in solidarity with those […]

  WASHINGTON, DC—The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Felycya Harris and the stabbing of Daniela Hernandez, who survived. Felycya Harris, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman was found dead from a gunshot wound in Meadowbrook Park in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday, October 3. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. Harris […]

  WASHINGTON, DC —The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is devastated to learn that Monica Roberts – activist, journalist, auntie, and inspiration – gained her wings on October 5. Roberts was a trailblazer, creating the award-winning blog TransGriot, which chronicled trans community accomplishments, hardships, and histories when no one else did. She pushed for media competency […]

  WASHINGTON, DC — In honor of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released the following statement:  “Today is a day to celebrate that HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was, thanks to the effective HIV medication made possible by the tireless organizing of queer […]

  WASHINGTON — In response to recent news that Isabella Mia Lofton and Elie Che were found dead in NYC and the death of KaKedius “Rebel” Ried the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released the following statement:  “It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of three young Black trans people,” said David Johns, […]

  Washington — In response to the news that Niecy Nash recently married Jessica Betts, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statement:  “Love wins — always and in all ways,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). “I’m so happy for Niecy Nash —now officially Mrs. Carol Denise […]

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.