National Black Justice Coalition announces a new leadership council

National Black Justice Coalition creates a 40 member leadership council

National Black Justice Coalition announces a new leadership council
02 July 2012

The National Black Justice Coalition announced last week, 28 June, the formation of a 40 member leadership advisory council.

According to a press release, the new council of the black LGBT civil rights organization will ‘update NBJC on significant developments at the core of our community’s needs, strategically assess the direction of the organization and deepen NBJC’s impact on federal, state, and local initiatives.’

‘LAC members have unapologetically served as positive messengers, advocates and ambassadors for NBJC in their own communities and professional and social networks,’ said Sharon Lettman-Hicks, NBJC’s executive director. ‘The LAC also creates a unique opportunity to highlight the brilliant and important social justice work of many Black LGBT leaders across the country.’

The members of council come from the worlds of arts, media, and politics. There is award-winning blogger and journalist, Rod McCullom; trans advocate and George Washington University graduate Kye Allums (the first transgender man to play NCAA Division I basketball);  Simone Bell, state representative for Georgia; Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and director Maurice Jamal.

‘This dynamic group will play a vital role in implementing NBJC’s strategic plan and forging the working relationships that help bridge the racial justice and LGBT equality movements,’ noted Darryl Moore, NBJC board chair and Berkeley, California city councilman.

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