Category Archives for "Press"

Mar 11

PRESS: Closing Cages – People Power Helps Stop Youth Incarceration

Source: Truthout Magazine | By: Victoria Law | March, 11 2013 While Illinois is closing two youth prisons as a cost-cutting measure, other states are not. Washington State’s King County recently passed a $210 million renovation and expansion of its youth jail. Undeterred, activists work to halt the jail. In Baltimore, organizing against a youth […]

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Jan 24

PRESS: Young, black and radical

Source: Baltimore Sun,  January 24, 2013, Lionel Foster At first glance, Dayvon Love is easy to overlook. At 5 foot 9, he has average height and a slightly larger than average build. As he carefully takes in everything and everyone in a room, he might initially seem painfully shy. So when he finally speaks, his observations can […]

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Jun 06

PRESS: Hip Hop Takes the Podium

Source: NPR | Author: Al Letson | Date of original publication: June 6, 2012 State of the Re:Union did an entire show dedicated to showing Baltimore is much more complicated than the images shown on The Wire. Its first segment covers the neighborhood via the debate team of Forest Park High School. Dayvon Love is among […]

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Sep 20

PRESS: The Graduates – They’ve lived education reform, and now they want a different way forward.

Source: The Urbanite | Author: Michael Corbin | Date of original publication: September, 2011 Michael Corbin of the Baltimore Urbanite reports on the emergence of “Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle” (LBS).  The LBS prepared a 46-page position paper that called for the reinvigoration of vocational education programs and a curriculum explicitly focused on community building.  They proposed a curriculum that is centered on […]

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