June 27, our nation observes National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which serves as a day of action that unites organizations, health departments, community leaders and families of all backgrounds to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), is joining NHTD efforts to encourage Black families to get tested regularly for HIV, know their status, and get link to care and treatment services.

 

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June 12, 2018 (New York, NY)--A number of organizations, including Women’s March, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), 100 Black Men, and Civil Rights leaders are advising black people and LGBTQIA+/same gender loving (SGL) people to avoid Waffle House restaurants following a string of incidents of racial and homophobic bias and discrimination. Although the incidents occurred in different states, the corporation has responded by validating the use of excessive police force against black patrons of its restaurants. The individuals harmed, both of whom had nonviolent disputes with staff, were brutalized by officers arriving at the scene and face charges for the assaults against their own bodies. Their families, attorneys and activists across the nation are united in calls for the charges to be dropped.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2018) – The National Black Justice Coalition today responded to the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission after the Court ruled by 7-2 decision in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. The decision comes as LGBTQ Pride Month kicks off and on the heels of multiple incidents in which business owners have blatantly discriminated against Black people based on their race and sexual identity.

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ and same gender loving (SGL) people, joins calls for #JusticeforAnthony, which has developed in the aftermath of a violent chokehold and unjust arrest of Anthony Wall at a Waffle House in Warsaw, NC.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2018) – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is calling out Warsaw, NC, Mayor A.J. Connors after his inflammatory response to the excessively violent arrest of 22-year-old Anthony Wall at a local Waffle House on May 4. 

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