Baltimore, MD, March 19, 2018 –(– Co-Founder Kevin Beasley Plans Dream Bigger Community Institute

The Baltimore Ceasefire 365 movement is proud to be one of the recipients of the inaugural Black History Month Community Leaders Awards. Co-founders Kevin “Ogun” Beasley and Erricka Bridgeford were honored at the ceremony held in February at Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum.

Introduced by the Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, Van Brooks, the awards celebrated Black History Month and recognize Maryland-based, African American organizations that provide exceptional volunteer service to improve Maryland communities.

The Baltimore Ceasefire 365 is a grassroots peace movement in Baltimore City that calls for all people not to commit a murder for 72 consecutive hours and has helped the city reach 11.5 consecutive days without a murder in February 2018, the longest streak since March 2014.

“It was an honor to be recognized by the Governor’s office for our work,” said Beasley. “The safety and progression of our community is a powerful mission and working to make these streets safer for Baltimore residents is a top priority.”

This award is a reflection of Kevin Beasley’s larger commitment to the city of Baltimore. He was originally hired as an Operating Manager at Dream Bigger Media Group (DBMG) in 2016. Since then he has shifted his focus and dedication to the development of a non-profit and several community initiatives that offer tangible resources and solutions to Baltimore City communities.

He is currently working to solidify an official DBMG non-profit 501(c)(3) for the Dream Bigger Community Institute. The institute will formally launch the three year, internally funded, youth initiative program "Beats Not Bullets,” a music based program designed for high school students, inspired by artist Damond Blue in 2018.

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