All Posts by Dayvon Love


About the Author

Dayvon Love is Director of Research and Public Policy for LBS. Dayvon is a resident of Northwest Baltimore City and graduate of Towson University majoring in African and African American Studies. In 2008, Dayvon became a collegiate debate champion at the CEDA National Tournament. This was the first time in history that an all black team won the tournament. Dayvon has a lot of experience with grassroots activism in the Baltimore community. He has given numerous speeches and led workshops around Baltimore to give insight into the plight of the masses of Baltimore citizens.

Jan 08

The Disposability of “Violent Criminals”

By Dayvon Love | Op-Ed

The Disposability of “Violent Criminals” Crime is an issue that gets a lot of attention on local corporate news media, and from politicians, particularly on election years. The declaration of the War on Drugs in the early 1970’s ushered in the use of rhetoric that deployed seemingly race neutral policy discourse to advance racist policy […]

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Jan 07

OP-ED: Responding to Dan Rodricks on “Army of Social Workers” in Baltimore

By Dayvon Love | Op-Ed

After reading Dan Rodricks’ piece in the Baltimore Sun, “Could Baltimore become ‘best place in the world to change the world?”,  about changing Baltimore, I have two core issues that I want to challenge him on which are worthy of public dialogue and conversation. Rodricks’ discussion of the existence of poverty is lacking important context.  Often times […]

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Oct 14

OP-ED – 15 Years a Failure: Why Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano Must Go

By Dayvon Love | Op-Ed

Paul Graziano has been housing commissioner of Baltimore City for 3 administrations, and after nearly 15 years of service, many in Baltimore are now wondering what they have to show for his tenure besides broken promises and dereliction of duty. Communities throughout Baltimore have presented two distinct reasons why Mr. Graziano should be fired. First, it […]

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