Will we follow the same detrimental patterns of other major cities that have given in to gentrification? Or will we develop a new model that leads the country in redeveloping communities of affordability, diversity and integrity to pre-existing cultures?
Organizing in Baltimore is relational. In Baltimore, grassroots leaders don’t earn their stripes on twitter or on the protest line; Here you earn your stripes by serving and being in the community when there are no cameras.
Who gets to decide when violence is acceptable, moral, and even Christian? Who gets to decide that a brick in Baltimore is more violent than—just this week—a police officer’s gun in Louisiana, or, for that matter, a drone in Pakistan?
And the work that remains. Antonia Blumberg, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post Carol Kuruvilla, Associate Religion Editor The Black Lives Matter movement was born out of the pain and injustice of Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 and gathered momentum in the wake of the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Walter...