Welcome to 2017 and a new brand, image, and website for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. Our leadership team has devoted significant time and energy into re-imagining a more user-friendly website for our supporters, friends and allies.
Since our formation in 2010, LBS has been widely recognized as an emerging voice for grassroots leadership and political advocacy in Baltimore. We are unique as the region’s only grassroots-driven policy think-tank specifically aimed at improving the conditions of Black people.
The notion of Pan-Afrikan Nationalism is a concept that grounds our work and gives us access to methodologies effective in the struggle for our collective liberation. Our work is not based on the fantasy that there are Black superheroes who will come and save the Black masses. But rather that we can and will collectively and strategically build the power necessary to effectively protect the humanity of all Black people.
Nearing our seventh year of operation, LBS has seen amazing evolution and growth in terms of our broad-based financial, social, and political support. We have a core team of leaders, dozens of volunteers, and over one hundred Community Sustainers who help us accomplish our work. Our goal for 2017 is to triple the number of Community Sustainers and accelerate the revenue potential of our autonomous intellectual innovations while continuing to advance public policy agendas that improve the conditions of Black people.
Maybe give indication as to what LBS leaders are working on in early 2017. New Timbuktu seminars, Bail Reform at State Level, Police Reform at Local Level and Cultural Curator projects.
As you explore our website, we hope you consider partnering with LBS for any upcoming community conversations or trainings you may be involved in coordinating. We encourage those that like our work to invest in our work either through one-time donations, becoming a Community Sustainer, or joining our Ambassador team. You can also shop at our online store for a wide variety of apparel, art, accessories, music, and books.
From the LBS leadership team, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for all of your public and private support for the past seven years. 2017 promises to be exciting for our organization as we continue to expand and evolve on our servant leadership to the people of Baltimore.
Adam J. Jackson
Chief Exective Officer
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle