Jun 04

LBS explores Black/Latino relations in Baltimore

By Adam Jackson | Press

From The Marc Steiner Show: In response to the recent killing of a Latino Digital Harbor High School student, we examine African American and Latino relations in Baltimore, with: Luis Larin, United Workers Leadership Organizer; Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and an alumnus of Baltimore City Public Schools; Misael […]

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Apr 17

Do articles about “alternative debate” reinforce white supremacy?

By Adam Jackson | Call To Action

Jessica Carew Kraft in her article about the emergence of “alternative syles of debate” sees herself as advancing a narrative of Black success that challenges institutional racism. Her article is an example of an insidious phenomenon where white people lodge criticisms of racism in ways that reinforce white supremacy. What do I mean? The impression you get […]

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Apr 14

Christopher’s Law passes in MD

By Adam Jackson | Press

Christopher’s Law Finally Passed This Year by Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO Christopher’s Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. “This is […]

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Apr 08

The Politics of Emotionalizing Racism

By Dayvon Love | Call To Action

One of the most frustrating things to endure as a person who has committed himself to the liberation of people of African Descent from the global system of white supremacy is the way that emotion and sentiment are deployed to muddy the waters and frustrate rigorous conversations that are necessary to build institutions and to […]

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Apr 08

LBS members featured on WYPR for debate championship

By Adam Jackson | Press

In March 2014, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team, won the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship.  They are the first African American women’s team to win a national title.  On the way to their victory, they bested teams from Harvard, Michigan, NYU and many other prestigious schools. Ameena […]

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