Black Lives / Black Lungs x The DFFF

The lovely Bee of The DFFF curated a playlist seeping with unapologetic black pride, self-care, and anthems that can lift us up to fight any battle. 


The aesthetic of this playlist matches the project in that Black Lives / Black Lungs is dedicated to checking an institution that has infiltrated our community and wreaked havoc. The tobacco industry has successfully targeted us, and this project aims to document that infiltration and scream about it from the rooftops. 

We have the power to create a movement that could induce real social and political change. Join the conversation by sharing the launch video.  

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight Health

I will be attending the Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight Health as a Truth Initiative Youth Scholar. I have submitted Black Lives / Black Lungs for the Booz Allen Aspen Ideas Award, and I need your help! 

To comment on and vote on my "idea", please have them visit the Award website:

Click the “Register” button in the top right corner. After a quick registration you will be redirected to the homepage, where you should click the "Spotlight Health". Once in the correct section, a list of the submissions will appear. Find Black Lives / Black Lungs vote! **The deadline to vote is May 23rd**




Read the Quotes

I want this project to be as transparent as possible. To have a substantive conversation about the strategic and predatory targeting of the black community, evidence has to be our closest ally. Below are the documents that were used in the launch video, in order of appearance. 

Mobile Van Program - Daniel Mathis

Primary Target Audience - Haley Lloyd

Ghetto Smokers - Maya Cade

Marketing Efforts - Devan Cole

Negros Smoke Menthol to Mask Odor - Julia Osagie

Building Image in the Inner City - Quamiir Trice

Soul Food - Sydnee Monday


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