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MEET THE FOUNDER

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LaTanya Black

LaTanya Black is a Certified Life Coach, an expert in leadership coaching, and the owner of Balanced Leadership Coaching (BLC), where she offers coaching, workshops, motivational speaking, and mentoring. She is also an MN Chapter International Coach Federation (ICF) member who provides virtual coaching sessions to individuals, groups, and workshops.

 

LaTanya has served as the executive director and board vice-chair for a Minnesota statewide Nonprofit organization. She served as a national ambassador for front-line public healthcare workers, creating mentorship and internship programs focusing on building leaders. She founded Compassionate Care Services, a community-based residential group home where she provides daily support for adults with mental health disabilities.

Despite those achievements, nothing could have prepared LaTanya for the devastation that has changed her life forever!

On June 13, 2020, she received a call from a hysterical young lady that law enforcement was attempting to resuscitate her daughter, a passenger in a vehicle where a single shot to the head ended her life. LaTanya, a well-known community leader and dedicated healthcare advocate for under-served populations, could not believe that a tragedy of this magnitude had landed on her doorstep.

 

She has cited saying, "Her daughter went into the community but didn't come out." Through this horrific life-changing devastation, LaTanya vowed to her daughter as tears flowed upon her daughter's life-less cheeks at the funeral home. She would fight with every inch of her being to get justice for who harmed and took her twenty-three-year-old baby girl's life.

Feeling hopeless and not knowing what to do collectively, she banded with the community members nationally and locally, creating Mothers Against Community Gun Violence (MACGV). Through fighting for her daughter's perpetrator(s), ongoing gun violence policy work, peace walks, town hall meetings bringing awareness to community gun violence, and demanding closing establishments that are not healthy for communities. She and her team bring together mothers who share and understand the pain and hurt of losing their children to community gun violence.

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LATANYA BLACK IS CONNECTING MOTHERS NATIONALLY THROUGH THEIR JOURNEY OF SHARED PAIN AND HEALING
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EMPOWERMENT • UNIFICATION • BALANCE • RESTORATION
 

LaTanya Shares Her Story On Seeking Justice For Her Daughter Nia Black

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