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.
Lawrence Grandpre presents African-centered scholarship explores reparations, empowering community-led initiatives to tackle long-standing economic and social harms from failed drug policies.
Demonstrating the power of community centered grant-making.
Educating professionals using African-Centered professional development tools.
Revitalizing West Baltimore through culture, arts, and entertainment.
Join us for an important conversation on liberating Baltimore from gun violence and centering the history and culture of African people in our responses to violence.
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.
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
We as a community have to reckon with the racial dynamics of addiction to ensure we can support services across the recovery-harm reduction spectrum and maximize this influx of resources.
We should stand in solidarity with oppressed people struggling for their sovereignty, knowing that this is a threat to the social order.
If we are serious about improving the quality of life of Black youth in Baltimore and around the country, we have to intentionally combat these societal forces of dehumanization.
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.