Murals of Baltimore


A Series of Photo-Essays of Murals – and Landmarks – of Charm City: Part I All photos by Jackie Oldham (aka baltimoreblackwoman). In my travels around Baltimore, by car and on foot, I snap photos of sights and scenes that intrigue, delight, or astound me; and every photo has a story behind it. Graffiti Alley … More Murals of Baltimore

25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part II


Publishing & Editing Sessions The three Sessions covered distinct aspects of the publishing and editing process: finding an agent, submitting work to literary magazines, and revising your writing. The approaches to these topics were also very different but enlightening. Shedding Light on the Agent Hunt – Elle E. Ire & Jose Iriarte Married authors Elle … More 25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part II

25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part I


On Saturday, March 5, 2022, I had the honor and pleasure of attending this annual writers’ conference for the first time. In fact, it was the first writers conference I’ve ever attended. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA), the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference (BTO) brings together writers spanning the Delmarva region, at … More 25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part I

Black History Month 2022


This year marks the 8th year of Black History Month posts on this site. When I first began this annual feature, I introduced it with a post about the origins of this special month [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2015/02/02/the-origins-of-black-history-month/], as much for my edification as for you, the readers, who may question why this celebration even exists. But the … More Black History Month 2022

Published Works by Jackie Oldham – UPDATED


Thanks to everyone who read and commented on the original post. The following updates have been made to the format: Order of entries changed to descending order – latest publication first. Full links provided for each publication. (“Short” links, which seem to be preferred by some platforms, do not always work.) Updates to the list … More Published Works by Jackie Oldham – UPDATED

January 6 – A Day That SHOULD Live in Infamy


One year ago today, we witnessed the battering of our American Democracy by an Insurrection orchestrated by a defeated but defiant ex-President and abetted by his followers – both private citizens and members of Congress.  Incredibly, the horror of that day has been overshadowed by so many more insults and onslaughts against our country: the … More January 6 – A Day That SHOULD Live in Infamy