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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 […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Victoria Kirby York, deputy director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), issued the following statement commemorating the Lesbian and Same Gender Loving Woman Week of Visibility: “Being a visible Black lesbian is powerful – it makes me feel connected deeply to the spirit without boundaries. Living my life in […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  NBJC Highlights the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on the transgender community, calls for better education, testing, and prevention programs nationwide WASHINGTON, DC — Today, April 18th, is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD). On this day, local, state, federal, and national organizations unite to  recognize the importance of routine HIV […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  LOS ANGELES — Late yesterday, Ed Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison for giving two Black LGBTQ+/same-gender loving men fatal doses of methamphetamines at his West Hollywood apartment.  The two men, Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, died 18 months apart at what the Justice Department had called “party […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  NBJC highlights the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on young LGBTQ+/SGL Black men and boys, calls for better education, testing, and prevention programs nationwide WASHINGTON, DC — This Sunday, April 10th, is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). On this day, local, state, federal, and national organizations unite in solidarity with […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Black LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Group Says Having a Black Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court is Long Overdue WASHINGTON, DC — Statement from David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, on the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote marked the first time an African American woman was voted on for the role of U.S. Supreme Court justice. In reaction to yesterday’s committee vote […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates comedian Jerrod Carmichael inviting people into his identity as a same-gender loving man in his new stand-up special “Rothaniel.”  In the special, he said “at many points in my life, I thought I’d rather die than confront the truth of that, like, actually […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  State Department Expected to Issue Gender-Neutral Passports Within Two Weeks; Social Security Administration to Phase Out Use of Gender Identification Markers WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL civil rights organization, is celebrating major announcements today by the U.S. State Department, U.S. Transportation Security Administration […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition amplifies its Black Transgender Advisory Council leaders creating positive change in their communities. Leading Black LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Group Says Transgender Day of Visibility Is More Important Than Ever As Trans Folx Face Legislative Attacks Nationwide WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition commemorates […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition Warns Preventing Students from Learning the Truth Will Incentivize Students to Lean Into Ignorance and Hate FLORIDA — Moments ago, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education bill, known as the “Don’t Say, Gay, Don’t Say Trans” bill, into law. This […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  LOS ANGELES – Last night, Ariana DeBose won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in West Side Story. DeBose is the first openly queer woman of color and the first Afro-Latina to win in the category. In reaction to Ariana DeBose’s Oscar win, Victoria Kirby York, deputy […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) applauds Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Utah Governor Spencer Cox for vetoing anti-trans sports bans in their states this week. Gov. Cox stated in his veto letter that “rarely has so much fear and anger been directed at so few” as out of the […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Elise Mallary, a transgender Evanston woman and transgender rights activist, whose body was recovered from Lake Michigan last week. Mallary was reported missing on March 11th. Her cause of death and manner are pending, according to the […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition Says Disney Must Do More to Stop Florida’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation FLORIDA — Statement from David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, on the decision by Florida Democrats to pull their biggest annual fundraiser from Disney World, citing Disney’s failure to speak out against […]

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.