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National Black Justice Coalition Says Instagram Should Suspend Banks’ Account CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com In reaction to Azealia Banks’ latest transphobic tirade on Instagram, David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same gender loving […]

Chyna Carrillo is the Eighth Known Transgender Person Murdered in 2021 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com New Wilmington, Pennsylvania — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Chyna Carrillo, a Latinx transgender woman and frontline nursing home worker. On Thursday, February 18, police found Carrillo being attacked by Juan Carter Hernanadez at […]

Civil Rights Leaders Say the Equality Act Would Dramatically Expand Civil Rights for All Americans, Provide Critical Protections for Women, the Poor, People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+/SGL Community CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives reintroduced the Equality Act, a bill dedicated to providing explicit federal […]

The National Black Justice Coalition Celebrates HUD’s Announcement, Encourages Black, LGBTQ+ People to File Housing Discrimination Claims Following Announcement CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com WASHINGTON, DC— This morning, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis […]

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 […]

Alexus Braxton is the Sixth Known Transgender Person Murdered This Year Contact: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com MIAMI, FLORIDA — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Alexus “Kimmy Icon” Braxton. On February 4th, 2021, Alexus “Kimmy Icon” Braxton, a Black transgender woman, was found at the California Club Condominiums in Miami, Florida. […]

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition released a statement in full support of the presidential memorandum that President Biden signed supporting LGBTQ+ rights and equality abroad.  “President Biden’s presidential memorandum has the potential to help reunite families separated by the need to seek asylum in the US due to dangerous country conditions, […]

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 — Today, in response to the news that President Joe Biden will take more executive action focused on reforming the United States immigration system, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statement:  “Legal immigration can be especially hard for Black LGBTQ+/same gender loving people — and Biden’s new immigration policies are another […]

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition celebrated Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation as Secretary of Transportation as a historic moment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ (LGBTQ+) people; particularly for children and youth who now have an additional possibility model, as well as for elders who remember not being able to work […]

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 […]

NBJC continues Stephen A. Maglott’s vision to celebrate and uplift Black LGBTQ+/SGL leaders WASHINGTON, DC — In honor of Black History Month, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is proud to announce its acquisition of the Ubuntu Biography Project.  The Ubuntu Biography Project, created by Stephen A. Maglott, celebrates the legacies and achievements of Black […]

Fifty Bandz is the Fifth Transgender Person Murdered This Year Contact: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Fifty Bandz. Fifty Bandz, a Black transgender woman, was fatally shot by her former partner, on January 28th, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was 21 years […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates White House executive orders on the expansion of health care access and the removal of the global gag rule. Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to strengthen access to affordable and quality health care. The order seeks to reverse the previous administration’s attacks […]

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 […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announces its inaugural fellow named in honor of the iconic activist, writer, and Trans Griot, Monica Roberts.    The National Black Justice Coalition is excited to welcome Sage Dolan-Sandrino as our inaugural Monica Roberts Fellow. Sage is an Afro-Cuban trans artist, photographer, creative, and activist whose […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 27, 2021  Contact: Cabot Petoia, clpetoia@gmail.com, 828-899-9239 Shai Vaz, shaivaz@outlook.com, 347-266-2561   1/28/21: 8th Annual Black Institute to Kick Off Creating Change Conference ** To book an interview, contact shaivaz@outlook.com  **   WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is excited to kick off its 8th annual Black […]

Washington, DC — Today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) applauded President Biden’s new executive order on racial equity as a welcome move forward on dismantling government policies that have hamstrung Black people for generations.  NBJC applauds the following implications of the executive order:  Stronger protections to ensure we all have a fair chance at […]

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.