Maryland’s State Legislative leadership recently announced their package of juvenile justice proposals for the 2024 Maryland General Assembly. In this episode, we’ll be discussing its shortcomings and major issues as it relates to juvenile justice. We’ll also be discussing Baltimore’s corporate media impact on juvenile justice reform.
From the Streets to the Statehouse – Ep. 15 (1/15/2024) – MDGA 2024: Public safety, reparations & more
The 2024 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, juvenile interrogations, reparations and protecting criminal justice reform.
During this episode we discuss the communal impacts and communal responses to drug criminalization, addiction, and harm reduction. We focus on Baltimore and Maryland, but the lessons are applicable beyond that.
Lawrence Grandpre presents African-centered scholarship explores reparations, empowering community-led initiatives to tackle long-standing economic and social harms from failed drug policies.
Lady Brion recounts West Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue famous past and offers an update on the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District, for which she is executive director.
Dr. Kaye is joined by Dayvon Love to discuss his recent article, Black people can win in Baltimore, the impact of the Brooklyn Homes mass shooting, the media’s portrayal of Baltimore and the importance of building institutional power among black people.
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is partnered with Conscious Heads Barber Shop & the Maryland Office of the Public Defender for “Barbershop Listening Session – A community conversation on mass incarceration”
Episode TWO of The Black Mental Health Alliance’s Real Talk: Black Minds Matter podcast is now available. In this episode, titled “Blacktivist: Activism in the Black Community and Its Impact on Mental Health,” Mr. Dayvon Love joins hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones for a mind-blowing discussion. They delve into topics such as Black Liberation, politics, Black leadership, and more, uncovering what may be hindering progress and offering insights on moving forward. Don’t miss this enlightening episode – be prepared with pen and paper!
A tragic mass shooting at a Baltimore block party killed two and injured 28 people last weekend. The incident is being used by some to demand increased policing. Lawrence Grandpre, the Director of Research at the Baltimore think tank, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the underlying causes of community violence in Baltimore and whether “Law and Order” politics are a solution.
This week on Century of Lies: Indigenous Rights, Colonialism, and Exploitation. We hear audio from an indigenous rights/anti-colonialism protest that interrupted the closing ceremony of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies’ fourth Psychedelic Science conference last month. Plus, we hear from Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Meagan Sway, Policy Director at the ACLU of Maine, on “Drug Decriminalization: From Punitive Policies to Effective Solutions.