As we reflect upon the work that you have made possible this year, we are excited to present our 2017 Media Impact Guide. This document is a culmination of all of NBJC’s advocacy and programmatic efforts to support inclusive racial justice.

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Growing up, I rarely saw people who looked like me, who showed up in the world as I did—equally proud of and settled into their Blackness as well as their queerness. For me, this meant embracing same-gender attraction as a fundamental part of who I am and how I move through the world. 

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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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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is soliciting applications from interested interns and fellows desiring to learn about and lead in the movement to improve the lives of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and same gender loving (SGL) people. The internship/fellowship program provides a unique opportunity to students, and young and emerging professionals, interested in civil rights and LGBTQ equality to explore the unique intersections between and among these related efforts.

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As the world pauses on World AIDS Day 2017, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) joins the efforts to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and remember those who have died. To honor this day, NBJC’s Director of Public Policy, Isaiah Wilson, has penned a passionate call to action op-ed for Black America to take up the fight to end HIV/AIDS by centering those most impacted in our communities. As a person living with HIV while working to expand the movement of justice for all Black people, including Black LGBTQ and same gender loving people, Isaiah’s words are a sharp reminder of the progress we have made and the work that is still urgently required to end the epidemic within Black people and families. 

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