Black people and organizations have created an expansive reservoir of intellectual and cultural resources.
We draw from these resources in the development and implementation of the various methodologies for our work.
This has profoundly impacted every component of our mission. The organizing philosophy of Ella Baker is the cornerstone of our practice in community organizing.
LBS does work in four primary areas:
arts & culture
autonomous intellectual innovations
LBS’ public policy and research efforts attempt to combine the rigor and tactical vision of Washington, DC-based think tanks with a unique focus on accessible communication and the ethical framework of Malcolm X.Learn More
The training we provide focuses on building healthy understandings of the character, integrity, and accountability required of scholars and creates a pipeline of Black intellectuals, artists, advocates, and professionals.
Our goal is to make youth and young adults more involved in community based work and activism.Learn More
In the spirit of the Black Arts Movement, our cultural work serves to translate the complexities of Black freedom struggle into more relatable messages and platforms to the masses of Black people.Learn More
It is in the vein and ancestral spirit of intellectual titans such as John Henrik Clarke, Marimba Ani, and Amos Wilson that we employ autonomous intellectual innovations as a strategy for organizational sustainability and community empowerment.Learn More