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Thu, Jan 18


Black Lives Matter Plaza

Menthol Funeral

Demand the Biden Administration Ban Menthol to Save Black Lives!

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Menthol Funeral
Menthol Funeral

Date and location

Jan 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Black Lives Matter Plaza, Black Lives Matter Plz NW, Washington, DC

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Join the funeral for the 45,000 black people who die each year from tobacco-related illnesses.

In the past 20 years, menthol cigarettes have killed one million Black people. The tobacco industry is the biggest killer of Black men. They have perniciously targeted Black people for decades. They kill our people while hijacking our legitimate fears and lived experiences of police brutality.

Rather than expose their funding of Black leadership organizations, the tobacco industry works silently behind the scenes with the sole goal of keeping their deadly products in our communities and hooking another generation of our children.

  • 10:30 AM: Funeral procession - Black Lives Matter Plaza (16th and K Street NW)
  • 11:00 AM: Funeral service - Lafayette Square Park (West Central)
  • 11:30 AM: Rally with national leaders - Lafayette Square Park (West Central)

Click here to learn more about why we can't wait for the White House to act. 

Click here to watch the video of national leaders demanding the White House take action now.

If you are not able to attend and wish to do something in your community, please reach out to Dr. Phil Gardiner at

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