“As long as there have been Black people, there have been Black LGBTQ/SGL people. The vestiges of transatlantic enslavement and racism combined with the forces of stigma, phobia, discrimination and bias associated with gender and sexuality has too often erased the contributions of members of our community. NBJC is thrilled to partner with the Ubuntu Biography Project to ensure the full diversity of transformative Black History is preserved.”

—David J. Johns
NBJC Executive Director
The  National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)  and the Ubuntu Biography Project have partnered for Black History Month   to celebrate the legacy and achievements of  Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people . The  Ubuntu Biography Project , created by the late Stephen Maglott, celebrates the life stories and accomplishments of LGBTQ and SGL people of color. As the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ/SGL people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, NBJC is honored to bring awareness to our community's contributions to Black History, specifically, and to American and global history, more generally. With the theme:   We Can Because They Did! , this public awareness campaign shares in-depth bios daily  on various media platforms.

We invite you to join in the campaign by sharing stories of Black LGBTQ/SGL people who are making extraordinary contributions at home, in the community or around our country. We invite you to lift up the individuals included in the campaign as well. For this Black History Month, let us celebrate the full diversity of the Black community as we work better together to support one another.
Remembering Our Ancestors | February 1 - 7, 2018
Trailblazers | February 8 - 14, 2018
Justice Warriors | February 15 - 21, 2018
Emerging Leaders | February 22 - 28, 2018
"The Stephen A. Maglott Ubuntu Biography Project is proud to partner with the National Black Justice Coalition to commemorate Black History Month through the life stories of past, present and future honorees. Stephen founded the Ubuntu Biography Project to, in his words, ‘illuminate the story of our humanity through shared experiences, familiar hopes, our abundant love, our unique passions, our resilience in the face of challenges, and a common desire for community.’ We are proud to carry on Stephen’s legacy with NBJC—telling the often untold stories of a vibrant but marginalized community, and preserving their legacies for generations to come.”

Aundaray Guess and Mark Zustovich
The Stephen A. Maglott Ubuntu Biography Project
Join the 2018 NBJC/Ubuntu Black History Month Project!
Join us throughout the month of February as we honor the diversity within our community.

We invite you to share the stories of leaders and luminaries, included in the 2018 NBJC/Ubuntu Black History Month Project, and to share stories of Black LGBTQ/SGL people you know using the hashtag
#WeCanBcTheyDid .

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National Black Justice Coalition
Virtual Town Hall in recognition of
Did you know that Black people account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those ever diagnosed with AIDS, compared to other races/ethnicities? In 2015, African Americans accounted for 45% of HIV diagnoses, though they comprise 12% of the US population. An all hands on deck approach is required to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community.
Join the National Black Justice Coalition (@NBJContheMove), Executive Director David J. Johns (@MrDavidJohns) and other partners in conversation about the importance of and work required to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black Community on National Black HIV/AIDS Day at 1PM ET.  Use the hashtag #BlackLiberation and follow us on Twitter @NBJContheMove.

Wednesday, February 7
1:00PM ET/10:00AM PT
for our Twitter Town Hall with the hashtags: 
#BlackLiberation #NBJCAdvocacy 
The reality is black, gay and bisexual men, and transgender women, are in a state of emergency when it comes to HIV/AIDS, yet they don’t have the full support of the black community. We can change this, today! Get educated. Get tested. Get treated. For more information, please visit Act Against AIDS . #PACT4HIV