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Washington, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading 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, opposes the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act or the PROSPER Act, which was recently introduced by the Republican Majority in the House Education and Workforce Committee.

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Washington -- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) commends the Florida Department of Health (FDH) for decision to offer oral Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for free to all of their counties by the end of 2018. This collective effort combats the progression of HIV in marginalized communities that find paying for PrEP difficult. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 approved Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention in 2012. When used in combination with condoms, the drug is up to 92 percent effective at preventing HIV. NBJC is committed to supporting efforts like this to ensure that society moves closer toward the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS crisis—especially in the Black community.

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Washington, DC – Credible news reports state the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other divisions within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been warned by top Trump Administration officials not to use certain words during the upcoming budget proposal process.  These prohibited words include “diversity,” “fetus” and “transgender.” 

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Washington, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading 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, stands in solidarity with the family, friends and local Los Angeles, California community in demanding accountability and justice regarding the death of Gemmel Moore.

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Washington, DC – Today marks the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, a day the world celebrates courageous individuals who share their truth and talk about what it means to be a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) community. As we celebrate all it means to be Out & Proud, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ/SGL people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, is honored to host its annual OUT on the Hill Issue Advocacy Day (IAD) on Capitol Hill.

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Washington, DC – Building upon its groundbreaking 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS)—the largest survey of transgender identity in the nation—the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has joined with Black Transmen, Inc.Black Transwomen, Inc.; and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) to produce a detailed report about experiences of Black USTS respondents. The result is critical insight into the myriad risks, challenges, threats and daily obstacles faced by Black transgender people. While findings from the USTS revealed several crucial challenges to being transgender in the United States, Black respondents reported substantially higher threats, deeper levels of poverty and economic insecurity, negative health outcomes and interactions, and more extreme distress than others surveyed. Many findings are alarming and are cause for immediate public concern.

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WASHINGTON, DC – On September 18-19, 2017, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) convened a core group of leaders from across the country near the nation’s capital for a critically important meeting focused on the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS on Black families. African American communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by the disease. Entitled the Convening of Black National Stakeholders, which is part of NBJC’s Summit on Black Lives: Black America’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, the convening brought together influential Black advocates and leaders, media personalities and policymakers to set the foundation for a comprehensive path forward to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, released the following statement in support and admiration of Spelman College’s new institutional policy to admit transgender women:
 
Spelman College is breaking down barriers and setting a powerful example of what inclusivity must look like for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Spelman honors an enduring legacy of sisterhood by educating Black women through a lens that critically examines sexism, patriarchy, transphobia and cis-heterosexism. This inclusive policy follows Bennett College, the only other HBCU exclusively for women that has implemented groundbreaking policy to admit transgender women.

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Washington, DC - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released the following statement in response to the repulsive and inexcusable remarks made this week by the 45th President of the United States concerning the acts of violence and terrorism by white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia:
The horrific acts of domestic terror and hate in Charlottesville over the weekend have left us at the National Black Justice Coalition with a myriad of feelings, including anger, hurt, exhaustion and a sense of hopelessness for our communities. We are not shocked nor surprised by the events of Charlottesville that ultimately left three people dead and more than 30 people injured in the streets. These episodes of homegrown terrorism rooted in white supremacy are nothing new, but a part of a long and polarizing history of violence perpetrated on Black people and other communities of color for centuries now.

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