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Political Advocacy for
Black Independence

Founded in 2010, LBS is a grassroots think-tank located in Baltimore, Maryland. We are a group of Baltimore residents dedicated to creating transformative public policy. Our vision is to drastically improve the conditions of Black people in the Baltimore-Metropolitan Region.

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore, through: youth leadership development, political advocacy, and autonomous intellectual innovation.

December 10, 2023 @ 6PM

The Sinclair
3425 Sinclair Lane,
Baltimore, MD 21213

Asante (Swahili) / ah∙sun∙teh / Thank You

We are thrilled to introduce Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle’s inaugural Asante Celebration, a momentous event that celebrates our work and the invaluable support of our community and partners. 

As an institution, we deeply value the unwavering support we receive, as it is the cornerstone of our ability to make a meaningful impact.

LEGISLATIVE WORK

2024 Legislative Agenda

ONGOING PROJECTS

Baltimore Children and Youth Fund

Demonstrating the power of community centered grant-making.

New Timbuktu Learning Community

Educating professionals using African-Centered professional development tools.   

Black
Arts District

Revitalizing West Baltimore through culture, arts, and entertainment.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE

Baltimore Political Commentary

Dirt Bikes, Black youth and Baltimore

LBS encourages the community to pressure the Baltimore City Council and the mayor to allow for people to recover their bikes when confiscated by law enforcement and to establish a site for dirt bike riders to lawfully ride in Baltimore.

Political Analysis

The Power of Prosecutors

What does it say about Maryland that one of the major gatekeepers of criminal justice policy in Maryland is someone who, by the nature of his profession and political context, is a prosecutor?

COMMENTARY: Attack on the Fearless Fund

For those of us who are looking for more revolutionary economic alternatives, the Fearless Fund lawsuit is important for us to address the ways this gets weaponized against specific investments in the Black masses.

PODCASTS

In Search of Black Power

In Search of Black Power challenges conventional narratives around Black policy, Black movements, and Black Life. Blending art, storytelling, and policy analysis, and dialogue.

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Baltimore’s Fight for Reparations

In May 2023, Baltimore made history by establishing the Community Reinvestment and Reparations Commission to distribute funds from the Community Reinvestment and Repair Fund. Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the significance of this commission and the critical role of reparations and reinvestment in Baltimore.

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From the Streets to the Statehouse

During the Maryland General Assembly, we offer insight an analysis on the issues impacting the Black community in Baltimore. Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots thinktank in Baltimore, MD that advocates for the political interests of the Black community. We cut through the noise and give you the information that matters the most.

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