Violent Crimes Against Transgender Women Of Color On The Rise

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Five transgendered women of color have been murdered over the course of a five week period this year.

According to, “the average life expectancy for a Black transgender woman is 35 years.”

Thursday, on “NewsOne Now,” Lourdes Hunter, Co-Founder/National Director of Trans Women of Color Collective, Cleo Manago, Behavioral Health Expert and America’s Pshycologiest, Dr. Jeff Gardere joined Roland Martin to discuss this disturbing trend that is claiming the lives of transgendered women of color.

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Police departments have recently come under fire for how they are reporting murders of and violent crimes against transgendered women. In many instances, law enforcement agencies report victims as men and use photos of them before they became women in their reports.

When talking about the reaction to violent crimes against the transgendered Manago said, “I think…

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