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.
A recent University of Maryland School of Social Work and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle…
Demonstrating the power of community centered grant-making.
Educating professionals using African-Centered professional development tools.
Revitalizing West Baltimore through culture, arts, and entertainment.
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is pleased to convene our 9th Annual Black Legislative Agenda…
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.
Black Panther leader’s tireless activism endured despite decades of incarceration
Solutions should account for needs, histories of Baltimore communities
Black people are not going to be free by finessing white people into including us, as a people, as beneficiaries of their societal power.
As social justice issues have become more mainstream, the worst and least substantive versions of it have become most visible.
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.
In Search of Black Power challenges conventional narratives around Black policy, Black movements, and Black Life. Blending art, storytelling, and policy analysis, and dialogue.
In this thought-provoking interview, Dayvon speaks with Shawna Murray-Browne, founder of Kindred Wellness, about the intersection of African spirituality and revolutionary struggles for Black Liberation.
Lawrence and Rasheem discuss the intersection of environmentalism and racism in the United States.
In this interview, Dayvon Love sits down with Jamye Wooten, the founder and CEO of CLLCTIVLY, to explore the critical need for collective economic development and narrative change to challenge myths of Black pathology in our communities.
Lawrence and Rasheem engage in a stimulating conversation that challenges the “food desert” narrative and explores what true food sovereignty might mean for the Black community.
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.
We will discuss the status of crucial pieces of legislation. This includes criminal justice elements to cannabis legalization and other relevant issues being debated during the 2023 MD General Assembly.
In this episode, we’ll talk about Maryland cannabis legalization with a focus on the criminal justice and the business aspects of it. We will also give brief updates about other legislative efforts we are supporting and working on during MDGA 2023.
The 2023 Maryland General Assembly is well underway. In this episode, Dayvon Love – Director of Public Policy for LBS – will be overviewing our top legislative priorities including: cannabis decriminalization, odor searches by law enforcement and police accountability.
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.