Analysis and Perspective

The Communal Impacts of Drug Criminalization in Maryland

This project attempts to reframe the harms of drug criminalization. Influenced by African-Centered Research Methodologies, we engaged in a literature review and qualitative research of the communal impacts of drug decriminalization in Maryland, with a specific focus on Baltimore.

When Baltimore Awakes: An analysis of the human and social service sector in Baltimore City

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 is to provoke conversation that can stretch the human/social service sector beyond the white supremacist institutional arrangement that defines it.

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2018 Legislative Report Card

To better uncloak Maryland’s legislators and their histories in public service, we chose a report card as the best vehicle to focus our thorough, research-driven analysis into a succinct, accessible format. LBS’s report card measures a legislator’s aptitude and effectiveness along specific criteria and through our unique racial justice lens.

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Annual Reports

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2018 Accountability Report

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2017 Accountability Report

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2016 Year in Review

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2015 Year in Review

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Accountability Report