National Black Justice Coalition Commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
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by Thomas Cunningham
2w ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com  WASHINGTON – Today, February 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). In commemoration, Dr. David J. Johns, CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading Black LGBTQ+/same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) civil rights organization, issued the following statement: “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day continues to serve as an opportunity for Black people, and those who co-conspire for our full freedom, to shine a spotlight on the disproportionate impact the HIV/AIDS crisis continues to have on the Black commu ..read more
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The National Black Justice Coalition Mourns the Stolen Life of Amber Minor 
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by Thomas Cunningham
1M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com  KANSAS CITY, MO– The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Amber Minor, a 40-year-old Black transgender woman. Amber was shot and killed on December 24, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Amber’s loved ones said that she was fun-loving, loud, bright, funny, and loved to get dolled up. She was also strong and persistent and believed things could be better.  “My condolences and prayers go out to Amber’s family and friends as they mourn her murder and fight for justice to be served,” said Victoria Kirby York ..read more
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National Black Justice Coalition Congratulates Colman Domingo on Oscar Nomination for Portrayal of Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin
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by Thomas Cunningham
1M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com  Call on USPS to Recognize March on Washington Architect with Black Heritage Stamp HOLLYWOOD – This morning, actor Colman Domingo received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of civil rights icon and Black, same-gender loving man, Bayard Rustin, in the Netflix film, “Rustin.” Dr. David J. Johns, CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL (same gender loving) civil rights organization, issued the following statement congratulating Domingo: “We are delighted for Colman to receive his well-deserved fl ..read more
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National Black Justice Coalition Announces Dr. David J. Johns as New CEO, Welcomes New Board of Directors
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by Thomas Cunningham
2M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com Johns Will Continue as Executive Director While Assuming Expanded Role of Outgoing CEO and Board Chair Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks WASHINGTON – Today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading national Black LGBTQ+/same-gender loving (SGL) civil rights organization, announced Dr. David J. Johns as its new chief executive officer, effective January 2, 2024, assuming the role from outgoing CEO and Board Chair Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, who has served and led the organization since 2009. Dr. Johns will also continue in his role as execu ..read more
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The National Black Justice Coalition Mourns the Stolen Lives of Amiri Reid and Kejaun Richardson 
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by Thomas Cunningham
2M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com  TOLEDO, OH– The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the deaths of Amiri Reid, a 21-year-old Black transgender woman, and Kejuan Richardson, a 21-year-old gender non-conforming Black man. Amiri and Kejaun were shot and killed on November 14, 2023, while driving around their hometown of Toledo, Ohio. The suspected shooter died by suicide on November 23, 2023, after a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Amiri’s family and friends remember her as the life of the party with an infectious sense of humor who enjoyed wordplay ..read more
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National Black Justice Coalition Announces 2023 Benevolence Grants Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth
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by Thomas Cunningham
2M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com  Coinciding with Their 20th Anniversary, NBJC Will Donate to 29 Organizations WASHINGTON – Today, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading national Black LGBTQ+/Same-gender loving (SGL) civil rights organization, will commemorate its 20th anniversary by celebrating and supporting Black LGBTQ+ children, youth, and young adults and investing in 30 organizations that ensure our young people thrive through the Benevolence campaign.  “As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of NBJC, we proudly announce the issuance of 29&n ..read more
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The National Black Justice Coalition Mourns the Stolen Life of Shandon Floyd 
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by Thomas Cunningham
3M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com  COLUMBIA, SC– The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Shandon Floyd, a 20-year-old Black transgender woman. She was found dead in a car six days after she was reported missing in Columbia, South Carolina, on November 14, 2023. The police have not yet ruled this as a homicide but are interviewing three people of interest. In addition, an autopsy has been ordered, but results have not yet been released. The family has accused authorities of moving slowly because Shandon was trans.  Shandon was studying nursi ..read more
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National Black Justice Coalition Commemorates World AIDS Day, Calls on Congress to Immediately Reauthorize PEPFAR Funding
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by Thomas Cunningham
3M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com WASHINGTON –In commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day, Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, issued the following statement: “On this solemn occasion of World AIDS Day, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) pauses to honor the lives lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic while reaffirming our commitment to addressing the disease’s persistent and disproportionate impact on the Black community. “World AIDS Day serves as a poignant reminder of ..read more
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National Black Justice Coalition, United by Equity, Black Music Action Coalition Host Reps. Lee, Bush, Bowman, Raskin, and Sen. Cory Booker for Joint Congressional Racial Equity Briefing – From Reparations to the RAP ACT
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by Thomas Cunningham
3M ago
NOV 29 at 11 AM EST: National Black Justice Coalition, United by Equity, Black Music Action Coalition Host Reps. Lee, Bush, Bowman, Raskin, and Sen. Cory Booker for Joint Congressional Racial Equity Briefing – From Reparations to the RAP ACT Members to Discuss Their Bipartisan Efforts to Address Historic and Institutional Racism, Advance Reparations Bills WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 29, at 11:00 AM (EST), the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), United by Equity (UBE), U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Movement, Why We Can’t Wait National Reparations Coalition ..read more
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National Black Justice Coalition Commends Supreme Court for Blocking Florida’s Anti-Drag Show Legislation
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by Thomas Cunningham
3M ago
CONTACT: Jordan Wilhelmi | jordan@unbendablemedia.com   FLORIDA –Following news the Supreme Court of the United States declaring that hate-fueled Florida law limiting drag shows in the state will remain blocked, Dr. David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL (same gender loving) civil rights organization, issued the following statement: “We applaud this democracy-strengthening decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to block Florida’s restrictive legislation targeting drag shows, a crucial blow to Governor Ron DeSantis’ pe ..read more
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