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CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  PHILADELPHIA, PA- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Shahere “Diamond” Jackson-McDonald, a 27-year-old Black transgender woman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Thanksgiving, November 24, 2022, Jackson-McDonald was found shot to death in her Germantown apartment. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said that Diamond is at least the […]

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 mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs: “When ignorance is weaponized to become hate, people suffer. When hate-filled people are without communities that love and support their ability […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com National Black Justice Coalition on Russia Moving Brittney Griner to an Undisclosed Penal Colony  Statement from Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL civil rights organization, on Russia moving Brittney Griner to an undisclosed penal colony:  “We are deeply concerned about […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC – From October 23rd through the 29th, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the country’s leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, joins many others in celebrating Ace Week. Ace Week is a time to encourage greater understanding and acceptance of asexual-spectrum identities. The Williams Institute found that an […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the country’s leading Black LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, commemorates Intersex Awareness Day on October 26th.  This date marks the first demonstration by intersex people at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics. At the conference, intersex protesters denounced non-consensual infant […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  National Black Justice Coalition Leader Reacts to Decision, Speaks to Issues Griner Faces as a Black LGBTQ+/SGL Woman and American Earlier today, it was reported that a Russian court rejected Brittney Griner‘s appeal of her nine-year sentence on drug charges, a completely anticipated result in a trial that U.S. and […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  JACKSONVILLE, FL- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Semaj Billingslea, a 33-year-old Black trans man from Jacksonville, Florida. On September 21, 2022, police found Semaj suffering from a gunshot wound outside a motel. He was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.  Semaj […]

WASHINGTON, DC — In commemoration of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness day, Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading civil rights organization, issued the following statement. “We have made considerable strides in our fight against HIV/AIDS since the 1970s, yet there remains so much more work to do.  […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Leading Black LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Group Says Second Violent Murder of Black Trans Women in Detroit within a Month is Deeply Concerning DETROIT, MICHIGAN — The National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ and same-gender loving civil rights organization, mourns the death of Dede Ricks, a 33-year-old Black transgender […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com National Black Justice Coalition Says Decision is a Direct Attack on LGBTQ+ People and Those Living With HIV/AIDS TEXAS — Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas ruled that requiring employers to provide coverage for PrEP drugs, which prevent the transmission of HIV, violates the religious rights of […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  Floridians Can Still #SayBlack FLORIDA — Yesterday, Florida’s “Stop WOKE” Act, which attempted to restrict workplace diversity training and the teaching of truth as it relates to white supremacist and anti-Black sentiment, behaviors, and teachings, was blocked by a federal judge. Chief Judge Mark Walker ruled the law violates the […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com  In response to singer Tevin Campbell opening up to People Magazine about his life and sexuality, Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading national Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, issued the following statement celebrating Campell and thanking him for inviting us in: “Tevin […]

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 […]

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.