Imagine being stuck in jail in the middle of a global pandemic for selling something now considered an “essential product.”
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.
The Squad’s opposition echos the Black radical political tradition and shows the value of having a human, not corporate, base.
Failure by Design: How “Urban Renewal” Fueled an Uprising, and How “Economic Ecosystems” May Prevent One
Part I: “The Big Bang” As a lifelong resident of West Baltimore, community activist, and educator, I’ve found that the people who live in neighborhoods like Sandtown often have their
Replacing the prison industrial complex with the non-profit industrial complex or representation in white marijuana companies is not reparations; it’s political posturing.
“Hearts & Minds” In Harlem: “Domestic Neocolonialism” & the Ford Foundation’s Co-Option of Black Power
With a Vietnam tested playbook, the Ford Foundation waged war vs. Black radicalism in NYC. Their weapons; grants, patriarchy & the illusion of independence By Lawrence Grandpre Introduction: Domestic Warfare
UPDATE – 9/12/2017 At the Baltimore City Council meeting on September 11th, the Baltimore City Council narrowly passed a weakened version of the mandatory minimum sentencing bill for illegal handguns.