About the Project


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 at the hands of the tobacco industry and how it has affected black lives. 

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


Part of BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy team based in Washington, DC, Lincoln Mondy supports clients on a range of issues including criminal justice, reproductive health access, public health, and comprehensive sex education. With a background in communications and politics, Lincoln is passionate about utilizing communications to amplify the voices of commonly excluded groups of people and helping cultivate stories that educate, inspire and mobilize.

Before joining BerlinRosen as an Account Coordinator, Lincoln worked for Congressman Joaquin Castro, Truth Initiative and Warby Parker. While a student at George Washington University, Lincoln created a digital storytelling project dedicated to investigating the strategic infiltration of the black community by the tobacco industry. The end result, Black Lives / Black Lungs, received media attention from The Huffington Post, NowThisNews and other media outlets under his direction. Lincoln is currently working with Truth Iniative on a short film set to premier later this year.  

Lincoln studied Political Science at The George Washington University and is originally from Dallas, Texas.