INDIANAPOLIS TRANS WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH; 33rd HOMOCIDE THIS YEAR

Another transgender American has died by violence, bringing this year’s total of trans or gender-nonconforming homicide victims in the nation to 33. Sara Blackwood, 29, was shot around 10 p.m. Sunday in Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Star reports. She died shortly afterward at a local hospital. Police said she was apparently walking home from work when she was…

BROOKLY DESHAUNA SMITH IS THE 5th TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN 3 WEEKS

A Black transgender woman was found shot to death in Louisiana last Wednesday, making 2020 the deadliest year for the transgender community. Brooklyn DeShauna Smith, 20, was discovered in her apartment suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to the Shreveport Times. She is the 5th trans person in past three weeks and the 32nd trans…

KILLING OF FELYCYA HARRIS MARKS HARROWING YEAR FOR TRANS FOLKS

Felycya Harris, 33, a Black transgender woman, was shot to death Saturday in Augusta, Georgia. Her body was found at Meadowbrook Park with a single gunshot wound, and police are investigating her death as a homicide. Harris, who was deadnamed and misgendered in the initial police report, is believed to be the 31st known trans…

BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN AERRION BURNETT KILLED IN MISSOURI

Aerrion Burnett, a 37-year-old Black transgender woman, was shot to death Saturday in Independence, Mo., becoming the 27th known trans homicide victim of 2020. Burnett, who lived in nearby Kansas City, was found dead on the side of the road about 3:40 a.m., TV station KMBC reports. It was two days before her 38th birthday. Friends and…

9/11: WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

The main take home message of 9/11 is that 19 years later, it’s still serving humanity, it’s serving as an opportunity to wake up and see. The global elite constantly use tragedy, pain, and memorials on T.V. to “honor” those that lost their lives that way, but to me, it seems they do this to…

THREE MORE TRANS AMERICANS HAVE BECOME HOMICIDE VICTIMS

From left: Trans Americans recently lost to violence include Queasha Hardy and Brian Powers; no photo was available of the third victim, Tiffany Harris. Two more transgender women have become homicide victims this week, and it’s also been reported that a trans man was shot to death in June. Tiffany Harris, 32, was stabbed to…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN DEATH OF TRANS WOMAN MERCI MACK

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the case of Merci Mack, 22, a Black transgender woman who was shot to death at an apartment complex in Dallas July 30. Dallas police arrested Angelo Walker last Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. He was being held in the Dallas County Jail, with bail set at $900,000. A…

THREE MORE TRANS AMERICANS KILLED; ANOTHER HOSPITALIZED FOR INJURIES

Violence against transgender Americans is continuing unabated, with two homicides, one mysterious death, and a brutal assault reported in the past few days. Bree Black, a 27-year-old Black trans woman, was shot to death in her hometown of Pompano Beach, Fla., Friday night, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. She was found lying on the ground and…

BLACK TRANS WOMAN MERCI MACK SHOT DEATH IN DALLAS

Merci Mack, a 22-year-old Black transgender woman, was found shot to death Tuesday in Dallas. A passerby called police and emergency personnel after noticing Mack lying unresponsive in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 6:15 a.m., TV station KXAS reports. Dallas Fire-Rescue workers pronounced her dead at the scene. Neighbors had heard gunshots in the…