About the Project
BLACK LIVES / BLACK LUNGS
Among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, the black community has carried the greatest burden from tobacco-related diseases. Black Lives / Black Lungs is dedicated to investigating the successful targeting of the black community with menthol products.
Support for this film has been provided by Truth Initiative. The information, views, and opinions contained in the film are those of Mr. Mondy and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Truth Initiative.
About the Creator
I'm passionate about utilizing communications to amplify the voices of commonly excluded groups of people and cultivating stories that educate, inspire, and mobilize.
As the Associate Director of Strategic Projects at Advocates for Youth, I drive campaigns, media outreach, and partnerships focused on young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights. Prior to Advocates, I was a Senior Account Executive at BerlinRosen, a public relations firm where I supported progressive organizations on a range of issues including criminal justice, reproductive health, and racial equity.
I'm also the creator of Black Lives / Black Lungs, a short film investigating the tobacco industry’s infiltration into the black community. I created it to raise awareness and prompt critical questions about activism, public health, and the worth of the black body in the United States of America. The short film was featured by Colorlines, Huffington Post, Newsy, Blavity, and other media outlets under my direction.