$104 million juvenile detention facility to be built
"Liberation not incarceration”
After much uproar from Baltimore City residents and community leaders, a $104 million juvenile detention facility is still scheduled to be built in East Baltimore.
But not without a fight. Hundreds gathered at Dunbar High School’s football field to protest the jail’s construction at an event the Rev. Heber Brown III and youth organizers from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Baltimore Algebra Project and others deemed Youth Justice.
They demanded that funding for the youth jail be redirected to schools, parks and recreation, mentorship programs and other outlets to nurture youth before they commit crimes. The two-hour rally was culminated by a fervent march to the proposed jail site. Yelling “liberation not incarceration,” the predominately adolescent protestors used bolt cutters to peel away the chain fence to the property and planted signs that read “Money for jobs and education, not jails.”
A forum hosted by students of Crenshaw High School will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Brotherhood Crusade Youth Source Center, and will feature student input on the transformation taking place at the high school.
The forum is sponsored by Taking Action, Sierra Club and the Coalition for Educational Justice, all campus clubs, and will follow a march that takes place beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the flag poles on campus and ending at the Youth Source Center, 5415 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.
Winston Churchill once said, “to every man there comes a time in his life when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a great and mighty work; unique to him and fitted to his talents; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the moment that could be his finest hour.”
Over the past few weeks, President Obama has made comments that seemed to signal his support for expanding LNG exports—a welcome gesture delineating a business-forward attitude that will boost our economy and make our nation more energy secure.
Why does sports play such a prominent role in college education? Does it crowd out the attention we pay to other aspects of college life? Why are student athletes treated like slaves or gladiators, playing to pay colleges for the fruits of their labor? Other students enjoy “school spirit” when their team wins, and universities collect revenue from advertisers when they make it to the big leagues.
In the middle of July, 2013 (specifically July 19-21), the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus will hold its annual conference in Los Angeles. This will be the first time it has returned to its origins since 2006.
The SRDC is one of the leading Diaspora civil society groups (nonprofit organizations) working on establishing 21st-century Pan Africanism, including the Diasporan relationship to the African Union.
What exactly is 21st-century Pan Africanism?