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Author: Adam Jackson & Dayvon Love

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During the Maryland General Assembly, we offer insight an analysis on the issues impacting the Black community in Baltimore. Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots thinktank in Baltimore, MD that advocates for the political interests of the Black community. We cut through the noise and give you the information that matters the most.
5 Episodes
We're going to go in depth on policing in Maryland with a particular focus on our bill - SB 627 (Repeal of the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights).Dayvon Love,  the Director of Public Policy at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle will be leading the conversation along with our Director of Research - Lawrence Grandpre.Support the show (
The COVID-19 public health emergency derailed a lot of progressive policy advocacy efforts in the 2020 legislative session. The 2021 session has begun and there are a flurry of reforms being considered by legislators. We'll be discussing our legislative agenda and some of the challenges we expect in getting it executed.Dayvon Love,  the Director of Public Policy at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle will be leading the conversation. He'll be joined by his co-host - Dr. Khalilah M. Harris, the Managing Director for K-12 Education Policy at American Progress and non-resident senior fellow with MD Center on Economic Policy. Harris brings a unique perspective from an extensive career of working to expand access to opportunity through an equity lens in community organizing, education, education policy, youth advocacy, and building an inclusive workforce.Support the show (
We're heading towards the middle of MDGA 2020 - and there's a lot to cover. On this episode, we'll be talking about Gov Larry Hogan’s recent comments about his crime package and frustration with Senator Will Smith - Chairman of the Judicial Proceedings committee..We’ll also be discussing the necessity of law enforcement accountability and its relevance to public safety. Also: are moderates allies in the fight for racial justice? You’ll get some insight into how is playing itself out this session - particularly on public safety. There have been a few hearings last week in Annapolis relating to legislation we’re supporting - so we’ll share some of what we said during our testimony and the feedback we’ve been hearing from our opposition.We’ll finish off with discussing our participation in the education reform fight in solidarity with Black-led education organizations.Support the show (
The Maryland General Assembly has been in session for 27 days.   Today we'll be discussing a a couple bills from our legislative agenda bills including -  amendments to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) & Protect Our Minors - a bill requiring legal legal counsel when youth are questioned - in partnership with Bridge Maryland.At the top we’ll be discussing the so called “black hole" in Baltimore. This is a concept used to discuss the so called "over investment" of financial resources in Baltimore City. Support the show (
Welcome to the first episode of "From The Streets to The Statehouse" - a new podcast aimed at giving you a community centered analysis on the Maryland General Assembly.Since session officially started on January 8th, there have been major shifts in the statewide and local political landscape.Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, will be talking about the changing leadership roles in both the Senate and House chambers and what that means for our communities. There will also be deeper analysis on our legislative agenda and other so-called "progressive" agenda items being proposed this year.Support the show (
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