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.
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.
The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) is looking to pass legislation in 2022 to legalize cannabis.
By Dayvon Love The writer is director of public policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle in Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislative thrust regarding public safety in Maryland is based
Dayvon Love | November 2, 2021 The condition of Black people in Maryland — and around the country — is best understood as an internal colony of American imperialism. As a
It is beyond time for Maryland lawmakers to repeal the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle explains why.
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle joined with the ACLU of Maryland and other community based organizations to file a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department, claiming their use of a spy plane for surveillance as an unconstitutional violation of civil liberties.
“When Baltimore Awakes” is an essay that contains our most comprehensive critique of the human/social service sector in Baltimore and how it perpetuates the system of white supremacy. Our hope