Apr 14

Orange is the New (Anti) Black

By Lawrence Grandpre | Uncategorized

Despite their ostensibly progressive intent, media portrayals of Black life in prison reinforce superficial and dangerous conceptions of Black culture and Black life.  Many people have found the show “Orange is the New Black” to be an empowering–even radical–portrayal of the complexity of the prison experience and the experiences of Black women. The show’s progressive […]

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Apr 14

Christopher’s Law passes in MD

By Adam Jackson | Press

Christopher’s Law Finally Passed This Year by Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO Christopher’s Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. “This is […]

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Apr 08

The Politics of Emotionalizing Racism

By Dayvon Love | Call To Action

One of the most frustrating things to endure as a person who has committed himself to the liberation of people of African Descent from the global system of white supremacy is the way that emotion and sentiment are deployed to muddy the waters and frustrate rigorous conversations that are necessary to build institutions and to […]

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Apr 08

LBS members featured on WYPR for debate championship

By Adam Jackson | Press

In March 2014, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team, won the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship.  They are the first African American women’s team to win a national title.  On the way to their victory, they bested teams from Harvard, Michigan, NYU and many other prestigious schools. Ameena […]

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Mar 27

LBS members win national debate championship

By Adam Jackson | Press

Towson University students win national debate championship Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson are the first black women to win a national debate championship tournament March 26, 2014|By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun Two Towson University students edged out 170 other teams to win a national debate championship held in Indiana this week, the second time […]

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