The National Black Justice Coalition is an important organization because there are some of us who have intersectional identities—that is we face bias, discrimination and sometimes are victims of hate crimes because of our multiple, overlapping socially constructed identities. The work we do is important because too often people assume that all African descendants—all African Americans to be specific—are the same—that we’re heterosexual, able bodied, and Christian, for example, but as long as there have been Black people there have been Black LGBTQ/SGL people and it’s important for us to highlight this fact to ensure that we can meet the needs of members of our community who too often are neglected and ignored.

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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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“The Supreme Court of the United States is the last line of defense for our civil and human rights, and it serves as a crucial check on the other branches of government. The opportunity to serve as a Supreme Court Justice should be afforded to a fair-minded and independent jurist.  This is especially true in the case of Justice Kennedy’s successor, who is likely to be the most consequential nomination for a Supreme Court Justice in decades–and Brett Kavanaugh is not that jurist. For Black LGBTQ/SGL people and other individuals from communities that are continually and systematically marginalized, decisions made by the Supreme Court have the capacity to impact and impede our ability to survive and thrive. It is beyond hyperbole; the stakes are too high to allow this nomination to proceed. Our lives and the future of generations to come are on the line.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2018) – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) today announced the appointment of national civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. NBJC is 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.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2018) – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the Women’s March today announced plans to increase pressure on Waffle House to publicly denounce the discriminatory actions of its employees and implement cultural competence training following a string of incidents of racial and homophobic bias and discrimination at its restaurants. NBJC, Women’s March, and the National LGBTQ Task Force are submitting petitions to the leadership of Waffle House and city officials in Saraland, Alabama, and Warsaw, North Carolina, demanding justice for recent victims of discrimination at multiple Waffle House restaurants and the unjustified arrests of those Black patrons.

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