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Young, Black, Homegrown & Leading in Baltimore

Durryle Brooks: Helping young people ‘use their voice’

"One of the biggest things we can do is to tell young people ... to use their voice, and then to create pathways, and to remove obstacles like heterosexism, and heteronormativity," says Durryle Brooks. (Avelino Amado)

Durryle Brooks grew up in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood not only negotiating the challenges associated with being a Black man in the U.S. but the trials stemming from being a gay in a conservative religious environment. After earning degrees, including ...

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Video interview: Del. Nick Mosby

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Our third interview in the “Young, Black, Homegrown and Leading in Baltimore” series is with Del. Nick Mosby, who has called Baltimore home his entire life. He talks with us about what Baltimore’s government can do and why he is positive about ...

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Video interview: Alicia Wilson

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Our second interview in the “Young, Black, Homegrown and Leading in Baltimore” series is with Alicia Wilson, senior vice president for economic development at Johns Hopkins. She talks with us about how businesses can diversify their staffs, why she’s “abundantly ...

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