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.
Demonstrating the power of community centered grant-making.
Educating professionals using African-Centered professional development tools.
Revitalizing West Baltimore through culture, arts, and entertainment.
The issues on the ballot affecting Black people you need to pay attention to.
Every county in Maryland will eventually have to pass an ordinance that will determine how they spend their portion of the Community Repair and Reinvestment Fund created by HB 837.
Baltimore City Councilman Schiefler created an all white slate for the 41st legislative district Democratic State Central Committee in a district that is 63% Black.
Black people in Maryland, as is the case around the U.S., are a captured electorate of the Democratic Party. The core of the party, which is dominated by an overwhelmingly white donor class (made up of white corporate and political elites and a multiracial gatekeeper class), has benefited more from Black people’s consistent patronage than Black people have benefited from Democratic Party representation.
Voting against Judge O’Malley for AG is not about a rejection of her as an individual, but of the political machine that she represents that has a history of reproducing oppressive systems.
Community oversight of law enforcement is a demand that emanated from the Black Freedom Movement of the 1960s. It is a demand that recognizes that the most effective way to deter the dehumanization of Black people is to have the ability to levy consequences against those who do harm to our community.
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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We analyze the limitations of current progressive Black political formations through the lens of not learning the lessons of Black nationalism and Pan-Afrikan nationalism. Finally, we use examples of work we do at LBS as examples of how the insights of Black/Pan-African Nationalism can address the material needs of Afrikan people.
In the first of this two-part episode, we take a look at some of the historical successes of Black nationalism as a political methodology. We then juxtapose those successes with the caricatures and stereotypes used to marginalize Black nationalism.
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.
In this episode, we’ll be giving updates on our current legislative priorities including – cannabis legalization, Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board, public safety, crime and policing. Also – we’ll be discussing the Maryland Democratic Party leadership’s lack of regard for working class Black people. Dayvon Love will be leading the conversation and be joined by Lawrence Grandpre – Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.
We’re halfway through the 2022 MD General Assembly. Dayvon Love we’ll be giving an update on cannabis legalization, the Civilian Review Board, juvenile justice and more.
He’ll be joined by Andy Ellis from the Baltimore City Green Party.
An update on our legislative agenda from the 2022 MD General Assembly. We’ll be discussing the racist notions of pathology often grafted onto Baltimore in the MD General Assembly. Next