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NBJC to honor local organizations at NAACP conference

By |2018-01-16T17:44:51-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

DETROIT – The National Black Justice Coalition is hosting a reception honoring local LGBT organizations that are empowering and enhancing the lives of black LGBT men, women and youth. The July 10 reception will take place during the 98th annual NAACP Convention, scheduled to take place July 7-12.
The NBJC, the only national black LGBT civil rights organization, will recognize the work of the A. Lorde Collective, the Black Pride Society of Detroit (organizers of Hotter Than July), Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church, Karibu House, Michigan Equality, The Positive Dialogue Group of Michigan, the Ruth Ellis Center, Unity Fellowship-Detroit and the Triangle Foundation.
“For the third year in a row, NBJC has broken ground in its outreach to the NAACP constituency,,Aeu said NBJC Executive Director H. Alexander Robinson. “Our presence at the national convention is historic because we are the only organized black and openly gay voice that is heard; face that is seen; and literature that is distributed.”
The keynote speaker for the reception will be local reporter Charles Pugh of WJBK-Fox 2 and radio station WJLB.
In addition to the reception, the NBJC will also have a tradeshow booth at the convention, distributing black LGBT affirming literature to NAACP constituents.
“Through our annual tradeshow booth and reception during the week, we will literally reach thousands of people from across the country who are information starved about the vibrant lives of black LGBTs,” Robinson said.
The NBJC-NAACP event is free and open to the public. The reception will take place at the Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center, the host hotel for the convention, and begin at 7 p.m. If you plan to attend, you should RSVP to Herndon Davis, the NBJC,Aeos director of communications, at hedavis@nbjc.org.

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Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.