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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2018) – 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, released a statement today from NBJC Executive Director, David J. Johns, following the announcement that the family of 22-year-old Anthony Wall has hired national civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin L. Crump of Ben Crump Law, PLLC to investigate the violent chokehold and controversial arrest of Walls, a Black gay man. Walls was recently arrested by local police at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina during an incident that was caught on video.

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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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