The coronavirus quarantine has everyone looking for ways to fill their time. NBJC suggests this short list of options that are entertaining, thought-provoking and informative. The post is divided into sections by media type. You'll find entries for films/televisions, books, podcasts, blogs and even YouTube channels.

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WASHINGTON, DC-- Today, news broke that the FDA would reduce it’s blood ban on men who have had sex with other men. Now men can donate after 3 months after their last sexual contact with another man, as opposed to 12 months

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“Black communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, not because we are more sexually active, but because our communities continue to lack access to healthcare and other preventive measures like PrEP. Our communities have also long been targeted by anti-Black systems like mass incarceration, economic disenfranchisement, and school-to-prison pipelines. Stigma against LGBTQ and same gender loving people compounds the struggles of those most at risk and stifles necessary conversation and action.

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WASHINGTON, DC-- A teen who was reported missing to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, officials said. Detectives are investigating this case as an apparent homicide. In response to the ongoing investigation into the death of 17-year-old Ja’Quarius Taylor from New Orleans, as a possible hate crime, National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director David Johns and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Kristen Clarke released the following joint statement: 
“First and foremost, we extend our prayers and support to the family of Ja’Quarius Taylor. The tragic passing of a loved one is heartbreaking.  We hope our words and our actions help to honor the memory of Ja’Quarius and keep his name in the light. 

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Camika Shelby of Huntsville, Alabama, is proud to serve as a National Black Justice Coalition Black Youth Advocate and Ambassador. Shelby became an advocate after her 15-year-old son, Nigel Shelby died by suicide after being bullied for being both Black and gay. 

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