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et hop! nbjc joins the hip hop movement

November 15, 2007

that just came in – and it just fits nicely. and if you are in the area you might want to have a look for yourself:

NBJC Joins The Hip Hop Movement

Although hip hop hasn’t always beeen lyrically kind in its treatment towards the LGBT community, efforts are now under way to find a common ground, create a crucial dialogue and to rally together around key community issues.

The National Black Justice Coalition is proud to announce that it is co-sponsoring and participating in the “Stop Hate Crimes and Police Violence Youth Rally and Concert” in Washington, DC on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, 12 noon till dark. Multiple hip hop acts will also perform throughout the day.

In attendance will be victims and family members of victims of police brutality and hate crimes. They along with many others will gather for a rally and concert at the Washington Monument. The purpose of the event is to mobilize youth against the snares of hate crimes, police brutality, and community violence.

NBJC Board of Directors Vice Chair, Donna Payne will speak at the rally stressing the need for unity and collaborative work. Hence this coming Saturday will truly be an historic moment when NBJC officially joins forces with the hip hop movement.

Since its inception, NBJC has strongly viewed Hip Hop as a beautiful art form of expression which spits truth to power and reminds us that there is still much work to be done within our communities. Hip hop is indeed a lightening rod of action and an effective tool for grassroots mobilization.
The National Black Justice Coalition stands committed to working with the Hip Hop movement so that we can all live to see a violent free tomorrow!!!

Contact Info
The National Black Justice Coalition
info@nbjc.org

actualité – time for some tv

August 15, 2007

time for some tv – nbjc-tv is launched.

nbjc stands for national black justice coalition. what are they about?

“The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. The Coalition works with our communities and our allies for social justice, equality, and an end to racism and homophobia.”

for more information visit their website and look at their first episode of nbjc-tv “what is nbjc?”. a good way to get familiar with the organisation.