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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.


2024 Legislative Agenda



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.   

Arts District

Revitalizing West Baltimore through culture, arts, and entertainment.



Baltimore Political Commentary

Black People can win in Baltimore

We need messages in Baltimore that show that Black people are doing meaningful work in the community so that we can build the momentum we need to improve the conditions in our community.

OP-ED: Who are the real criminals?

Blaming Black drug dealers for society’s problems makes it easy for white society to ignore their role in the conditions that produce violence in places like Baltimore and across the country.

Political Analysis

Zionism is White Supremacy

Institutions and people that have a Zionist worldview often promote and espouse perspectives that uphold the system of white supremacy.


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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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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