Lawrence Grandpre is the Director of Research for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. His focuses include criminal justice, police accountability, and community-based economic/educational development. He is the co-author of "The Black Book" and his work has been featured in The Guardian and The Baltimore Sun.
On October 31st 2010, a group of Black-led grassroots organizations got together for Youth Justice Sunday to launch our opposition to the construction
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On Tuesday, a beautiful thing happened in Baltimore. One media outlet covered it, while dozens covered the violence. It is impossible to truly
My father said he survived two wars; one in Vietnam, the other on the streets of Baltimore. My father, Larry Grandpre, was a narcotics
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