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CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com BALTIMORE, MD — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns Danika “Danny” Henson, a 31-year-old Black transgender woman shot and killed in Baltimore on Tuesday, May 4.  That same day, Sophie Vasquez, a 36-year-old Latinx transgender woman, was shot and killed in Brookhaven, Georgia; Whispering Wind Bear Spirit, a 41-year-old […]

One Year After Lincoln Was Murdered, National Black Justice Coalition Says Lack of Updates About Black, Gay Man Raise Concerns Over Accountability and Justice Group Urges Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Chief of Police Ronney L. Howard to Make Good On Their Promise of a Thorough Investigation  CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com  ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA — […]

National Black Justice Coalition Celebrates Announcement Saying ALL People Should Have the Right to Access Health Care and Receive Equal Treatment, Regardless of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation  CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Office for Civil Rights will […]

Wisdom Awards to celebrate accomplishments and experiences of Black LGBTQ+ older adults CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com  On Sunday, May 16, at 12 p.m. (ET), the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and AARP will host the virtual Black Women Legendary Elders Wisdom Awards ceremony and virtual tea party in commemoration of National LGBTQ+ Elders Day. […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the announcement that Tiffany & Co. will start selling engagement rings for men and others who wear masculine jewelry. This is the first time in the luxury jewelry brands 184-year history they will sell an engagement ring line specifically aimed […]

DeAlto is one of at least 23 transgender people killed in 2021 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com BOSTON, MA — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Jahaira DeAlto, a 42-year-old transgender woman of color, who was killed on May 2, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts after suffering fatal stab wounds. Jahaira was an […]

Washington is one of at least 23 transgender people killed in 2021 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com CLEARWATER, FL  — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Keri Washington, a 49-year-old Black transgender woman found dead in Clearwater, Florida. Washington was found dead Saturday morning in the back of an apartment building […]

The National Black Justice Coalition demands accountability after 16-year-old Black LGBTQ+ teenager found hung from a tree  CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com  MASSACHUSETTS — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Mikayla Miller, a Black 16-year-old girl and member of the LGBTQ+ community. Miller was found dead on April 18th in Hopkinton, Massachusetts […]

Trans journalist & activist Monica Roberts changed the media’s perception and coverage of transgender people CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the life and accomplishments of Monica Roberts, a revered transgender journalist, activist, and founder of the award-winning publication TransGriot. Born in Houston, Texas on […]

In reaction to President Biden’s proposed American Families Plan and joint address to Congress on his administration’s first 100 days, David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading civil rights organization, issued the following statement: CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com “The Biden-Harris Administration hit the ground running during their […]

Lopez is the 18th Transgender Person Killed in 2021 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com  CALIFORNIA — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Natalia “Smüt” Lopez, a 24-year-old Black and Puerto Rican transgender woman from San Jose, California.  Lopez was found on April 23, 2021, when her boyfriend called 911 saying she […]

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com  Chicago, Illinois —The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)  grieves the murder of Tiara Banks, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman. Banks was shot and killed while sitting in her car at the 12000 block of South Indiana Avenue in Chicago’s Southside on April 21st, 2021. Howard Brown Health, a midwest LGBTQ+ […]

Victoria Kirby York, deputy director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NJBC), issued the following statement commemorating the Lesbian Day of Visibility: CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com “Being a visible Black lesbian is powerful – it makes me feel connected deeply to spirit and without boundaries. Living my life in this authentic way makes me […]

National Black Justice Coalition Applauds passage of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in rare moment of bipartisan support CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com WASHINGTON, DC — Moments ago, the United States Senate voted to pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. Co-authored by Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the bill mandates expedited […]

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.